Kiosk
11 Sep/17

Kiosk

For a start, yeah, kiosk is one of those short words with a funny, yet easy to memorise spelling, but how about its meaning? While the term kiosk entered English language from French kiosque, the word made its way in European vocabulary through Turkish koshk ‘pavilion, summer house,’ deriving from Persian kushk ‘palace, villa; pavilion, … Continue reading Kiosk

Throne
30 Aug/17

Throne

Having to wait for over an year, all fans of Game of Thrones have now seen the final episode of the seventh season of the fantasy series.Continue reading Throne

Reimbursement
14 Aug/17

Reimbursement

The word reimbursement entered the English language circa 1520s, formed by a derivation from the Middle French embourser (em ‘in’ plus borser ‘to get money’), where the root borse derives from the Medieval Latin bursa ‘money bag, leather purse’ and the meaning first recorded in the 1570s, whereas the noun bourse to mean ‘a place … Continue reading Reimbursement

Property
21 Jun/17

Property

How ‘proper’ it is to own a property? While the Universal Declaration of Human Rights recognises the right of everyone to own a property, this right is actually one of the most controversial human rights, especially when it comes to usage, protection and restriction.Continue reading Property