Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones

Paul Anthony Jones is the author of several books on trivia and language, including The Accidental Dictionary, Word Drops, The British Isles: A Trivia Gazetteer, Haggard Hawks & Paltry Poltroons and its sequel, Jedburgh Justice & Kentish Fire. He appears regularly in the Telegraph online, BBC Radio 4’s World at One, Buzzfeed, the Huffington Post and Mental Floss, and has contributed to the Guardian, Independent and Woman’s Weekly, and Oxford and Cambridge dictionaries online. He also runs @HaggardHawks, the hugely popular language-based Twitter account and YouTube channel. He lives in Newcastle upon Tyne.

Titles by Paul Anthony Jones

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