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Graeme Donald has been researching the origins of words, nursery rhymes, superstitions and popular misconceptions for years. For the ten years that Today newspaper was on the stands he wrote a daily column exploring such material and also wrote for The Mirror and The Age in Melbourne. He devised and set the questions for Back to Square One, a word-origins based panel game which ran for eight series on BBC Radio 2 and BBC World Service.

He has also guested on countless radio and television shows, either to explain words and customs at special times - Christmas, Easter, Halloween, etc. - or simply to field listeners' or viewers' question.]]


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
English language -- Etymology.
English language -- Terms and phrases.
Military art and science -- English-speaking countries -- Terminology.