quick index

We have some very exciting plans for Businessballs. Later this month, we will be launching a new visual identity, refreshing the design of the site and adding lots of new functionality to enhance your learning experience. Phase 2 will include badges, learning plans linked to accredited competency frameworks, wikis (for collaborative content development) and new content from international thought leaders and academics. The site will continue to follow our ethos of free work and life learning, and the redevelopment and ongoing management will be delivered by our partner Accipio. If you are interested in contributing content or your view on where we should take businessballs next, please email ask@businessballs.com.

glossaries / terminology

glossaries, dictionaries and lists of terms

acronyms and abbreviations

Free acronyms and abbreviations finder and definitions - business, training, medical, military, technical, funny - acronyms, backronyms and abbreviations meanings... read more

grammar, language and linguistics glossary

A glossary of linguistics, literary and grammatical terms... helpful for writers, speakers, teachers and communicators of all sorts, in addition to students and teachers of the English language seeking:

  1. to understand the different effects of written and spoken language - what they are called, from a technical or study standpoint,
  2. to develop variety, sensitivity, style and effectiveness in your own use of language - written and spoken - for all sorts of communications, whatever your purposes, and
  3. to improve understanding and interpretation of the meaning of words without having to look them up in a dictionary... read more

cliches and expressions origins

Cliches and expressions give us many wonderful figures of speech and words in the English language, as they evolve via use and mis-use alike. Many cliches and expressions - and words - have fascinating and surprising origins, and many popular assumptions about meanings and derivations are mistaken. These cliches, words and expressions origins and derivations illustrate the ever-changing complexity of language and communications, and are ideal free materials for word puzzles or quizzes, and team-building games... read more