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Category Archives: Writing, words, language

A look at the kaleidoscope that is the English language

Where can I get legal rat meat?

I’m sorry … I just couldn’t resist this. The item on the BBC News website a while ago said, “Illegal rat meat ‘sold to public’” I read the headline and thought, by implication, there must also be ‘legal rat meat’ …. I wonder where I can buy some? My ‘Better Half’ (notice the capitalisation) oftenContinue Reading

Putting something by for my retirement

I’ve been thinking about retirement recently. Not because I’m going to stop working any time soon, but because I keep hearing the phrase “not getting any younger”. To start with, it’s a daft thing to say – it applies equally to the youngest baby and the oldest adult … ergo, it is true but unhelpful.Continue Reading

In trouble (again)

I’ve just been bearated (did you get that? ) by the editor-in-chief. Apparently, I haven’t been blogging as often as (he says) I should, and I haven’t been cracking the whip in the direction of Dan and Toni. Doesn’t he know we’re all very busy people? All he has to do is sit round on his knitted …

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