Archive for October, 2006

The apostrophe: a friend for life

Saturday, October 21st, 2006

Pity the poor apostrophe. Whenever he threatens to make an appearance you find yourself coming over all nervous. It’s nothing personal – you just can’t help feeling a little intimidated around a character so hard to comprehend. In fact, that little chap with the scarily (more…)

Splitting headaches

Monday, October 9th, 2006

To boldly go where no man has gone before. You don’t have to be a Trekkie to recognise a great piece of branding when you see it. Coined in the 60s, to this day that ‘to boldly go’ strapline conjures up images of pointy-eared protagonists, low-budget hi-camp and thinly veiled (more…)

Monday, October 9th, 2006

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Capitalist society

Friday, October 6th, 2006

American popstars with mockney accents. Designer clothes with the labels on the outside. Fishknives. You’re suitably derisive of all such affectation.

Yet when it comes to that presentation, email memo or press release, isn’t there a tiny part of you that’s (more…)

Hello world!

Friday, October 6th, 2006

When I left full-time employment to set up my own writing business, I found that the one thing I missed about office life was having an audience for my rantings about the English language – and its ever increasing abuse. Hence, this blog.