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Grace Tierney

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Grace Tierney writes in rural Ireland. Her award winning Wordfoolery blog about unusual English words has been running for ten years exploring everything from “pooka” to “friggatriskaidekaphobia”.

Grace has serialised two novels on the online reading platform Channillo, one on Wattpad, and published “How To Get Your Name In The Dictionary” (the stories behind English eponyms, inspired by her blog) in print & ebook. She’s a columnist in her local paper and regularly publishes articles and short fiction. Grace has been a mentor in National Novel Writing Month since 2009 and enjoys helping her local writers while writing her own book in a month. When not writing you’ll find her reading, crafting, or hiking up a hill.

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The Many Ways to Say You Need the Bathroom

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I was shelving my copy of “The Horologicon” by Mark Forsyth this week and noticed I’d marked his section about how to say you need to use the bathroom. Apparently in Victorian times you would explain that you needed to visit Mrs. Jones. Jones isn’t a particularly unusual surname so I do wonder how Mrs. Jones felt about this phrase.


The need to urinate has spawned a vast array of euphemisms...

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