HEIR: The Word of the Month July 2013

Every month, we take a look at a word in the headlines, in English, for your English. See more at The Word of the Month.


Definitions

Heir (noun): A person who receives a title, money or property when someone dies.

Heirs in the news

UK: The royal baby has arrived! After 4 days of brainstorming, the parents have changed the baby’s name from ‘It’ to ‘George’.

Belgium: King Albert II has abdicated in favor of his son. We now know that: 1) Belgium is a country. 2) Belgium has a king.

Know your Royal Georges

George I — COULDN’T SPEAK ENGLISH
George II — GERMAN
George III — MAD
George IV — HATED
George V — MARRIED BROTHER’S FIANCE
George VI — SPEECH DEFECT
George VII — CAN’T WALK OR TALK

New order of heirs to the British throne*

1. Prince Charles (although we prefer Andy Murray)

2. Prince William (no… wait… we mean Chris Froome)

3. His Royal Highness Prince George

  • List is strictly theoretical as Queen Elizabeth II is immortal.

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