Mark Forsyth strolls through the English language, telling stories, making connections and banishing hobgoblins.

Why you should listen

Mark Forsyth is a passionate, self-described pedant when it comes to the English language -- but his detailed knowledge of history has given him a common-sense approach to its "proper" use. He is an author, blogger, journalist, proofreader and ghostwriter. He can be found dispelling the grammar myths we were all taught in his popular blog, the Inky Fool. His book The Etymologicon takes "a circular stroll through the hidden connections of the English language" by history of one word or phrase with each chapter.

Mark Forsyth’s TED talks

Quotes from Mark Forsyth