This week, we’re celebrating. Three years ago, on 10 December 2013, Haggard Hawks tweeted its first tweet, and now—19,000 obscure words, 4 books, 50 videos and 26,000 followers later—here we are! A huge thank you to you all for following, sharing, commenting, and just generally being brilliant. It really is very, very, much appreciated.

But we can’t let an anniversary like this go by unnoticed, so to mark our third birthday—and the release of the new HH book, The Accidental Dictionary—here’s our new Accidental Quiz. 

If you’ve got your hands on The Accidental Dictionary already, you’ll know that it charts the histories of 100 familiar English words whose meanings have changed beyond all recognition since they first appeared in the language. And the 12 questions here are going to test your knowledge of precisely that.


As always, let us know how you get on over on Twitter—and good luck! (Oh, and in case you’re wondering—yes, there’s something special hidden on this page. Let us know if you find that, too...)

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