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St Piran is the national saint of Cornwall, a county in the South West of England in the UK. St Piran’s Day is Cornwall’s national day and is celebrated on 5th March every year.  According to legend, St Piran was born in Ireland in the sixth century. The Kings of Ireland were suspicious of his miraculous powers so he was tied to a millstone and thrown over a cliff into … [Read more…]

The phrase nineteen to the dozen refers to something that is happening very fast, or that is moving very quickly. If someone is talking nineteen to the dozen they are talking very quickly. Colloquial British English expression. Examples of use: 1. She was so excited about passing her exam, she was talking nineteen to the dozen! 2. The car accident gave me such a … [Read more…]