Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones is a writer, etymologist and language blogger. He is the author of several books on trivia and language, including the widely acclaimed Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities (2015), The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer (2012), Haggard Hawks & Paltry Poltroons (2013) and its sequel, Jedburgh Justice & Kentish Fire (2014). He has contributed to the Independent, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, BuzzFeed, Mental Floss and BBC Radio 4’s The World at One, and he also runs @HaggardHawks, the hugely popular language-based Twitter account and YouTube channel. A piano teacher and musician, he lives in Newcastle upon Tyne

Titles by Paul Anthony Jones

  • The Accidental Dictionary: The Remarkable Twists and Turns of English Words
  • Word Drops: A Sprinkling of Linguistic Curiosities