For those of you interested in Authorisms (hands up, please!) or, indeed, neologisms, here’s a selection of 10 popular ones with the background explained. This isn’t essential reading for the keen student of English, but if you happen to be in a circle of learned British, American or other such citizens and have a maddening urge to try and “bedazzle” them, or are being grilled by an examination board, then this background knowledge might, after all, be of some avail.