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Who were the Black Irish, and what is their story?

A subject of historical discussion, the phrase Black Irish is almost never referred to in Ireland. Who were the black Irish? Some say they came from the Spanish Armada. (“Defeat of the Spanish Armada”, painted by Philip James de Loutherbourg).  Wikimedia Commons – …

The grim truth behind Britain’s stately homes

Chartwell, the home of Winston Churchill, is mentioned in the National Trust report. – Joe Minihane, CNN • Updated 2020 Sep 27 – Grand buildings replete with turrets, picture windows and kitchen gardens. Perfectly manicured lawns. And hundreds of rooms stuffed with antiques …

 

How COVID-19 is changing the English language

The coronavirus forced the editors of the Oxford English Dictionary to break with tradition. Illustration by Anurag Papolu/The Conversation; dictionary photo by Spauln via Getty Images and model of COVID-19 by fpm/iStock via Getty Images , CC BY-SA – By Roger J. Kreuz, …