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UK COLOSSUS Winners (Issue 297)

CASHWORDS JACKPOT
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BAFFLER
3 x £50
Heather Bridges, Wallasey; Sue Jefferson, Haverhill; Steve Smith, Preston.

GIANT CRYPTIC
£100
Greeba Ellinsworth, Fleetwood.

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Joan Dale, Fleetwood; Evelyn Townsend, Sth Croydon.

STINKER!
£100
Jean Brown, Leicester.

2 x £25 LOVE2SHOP Gift Vouchers
Patricia Day, Ramsey; Wendy Stafford, Stockport.

THE KNOWLEDGE
Sol: Radio Telescope
2 x £25
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Hello – September 2016

If you are one of those people (like me) who makes lists, you will be interested to hear that Peter Mark Roget was such a man. If he hadn’t been, we might not have the wonderful reference book known as Roget’s Thesaurus

Roget was highly qualified in several fields. He was a physician, scholar and [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 6 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in £250 worth of prizes!

Nespresso Pixie Coffee Machine: Mrs J G Fillingham, Lincoln

Mason Pearson Pocket Pure Bristle Brush: Mrs P Swinnerton, Atherstone

Wedgwood Cuckoo Teacup and Saucer: Mrs Ley Mitchell, Liverpool

Leatherman Multi-Tool: Mrs B Clark, Huntington

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Subscriber Sweepstake 6 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

Panasonic TV 28” HD LED LCD: Janet Hunt, Horsley NSW
Nikon Coolpix camera: Aileen Johnstone, Banksia Beach Qld
Miss Dior Eau de Parfum 50ml: Peter Showler, Port Fairy Vic
Laguiole Multicoloured Steak Set: Maureen Carter, Elizabeth Vale SA
Binoculars: Malcolm Lamb, Merrylands West [more…]

Hello – August 2016

Our distant cousins don’t necessarily look like us so we shouldn’t be surprised that in the world of vocabulary, word families have relatives who share a common ancestor, but have distanced themselves from each other.

The Latin word sanguis meaning ‘blood’ gives us both sanguinary ‘bloodthirsty’ and sanguine ‘happy’. Perhaps this is a hint about [more…]

Subscriber Sweepstake 5 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in £250 worth of prizes!

Bush 12 inch portable DVD player: Mrs Chris Kerwood, Hull

Breville 4 Slice Sandwich Press: Mrs I Bailey, Haslemere

Olympus 8 x 40 Binocular: Mrs Elizabeth Welsh, Fife

The Times Reference Atlas of the World: Mrs Joan Parker, Brentwood

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Subscriber Sweepstake 5 Winners

These lucky subscribers have shared in over $1000 worth of prizes!

Dyson Hot & Cool Fan Heater: Frieda Stephens, Duramana, NSW
Bush Digital Radio: Miss S D Lambert, Epping, NSW
Mason Pearson Hair Brush: Mrs Ronnie Smith, Bunbury, WA
Waterford Crystal Salt & Pepper Shaker Set: Shirley Fryer, Taradale, Napier, NZ
Collins English Dictionary: Symone Rixon, North Maclean, Qld
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Hello – July 2016

Some parents or grandparents call their children lambs, or chickens – affectionate and loving terms. Many of us call our children kids.

Kid comes from a very old Norse word for a baby goat. The word has been borrowed and applied affectionately to small children for centuries, maybe because baby goats are so cute, [more…]

Hello – June 2016

The word pig probably comes from the Old English picg and once only meant ‘young pig’. Adult pigs were called swine. A hog was a castrated male. A boar is the tusked, Eurasian wild pig from which our domestic pigs are descended.

To go the whole hog means to do something as completely as possible, [more…]