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Sometimes words have two meanings

Led Zeppelin were right.  Think of English and German.  Words have two meanings, depending on the language.

  • Mist
  • Handy
  • Gut
  • Bad

etc, etc.

Let me give you another case study.   86 more words


The Believers - Zoe Heller

I enjoyed this rather unusual black humour story of a dysfunctional family in their time of sadness. I knew nothing of the author or what the book was about. 642 more words


I luv chuggers

Chuggers – charity muggers.  The word is a portmanteau, like smog (“smoke” and “fog”).  The people in brightly-coloured corporate-branded gear who:


Ready. Set. Write! Update 18/8

Ready. Set. WRITE! is a summer writing intensive that encourages goal-setting and accountability, and provides an opportunity for us to cheer each other on wherever we’re at in our writing—planning, drafting, revising, or polishing. 315 more words

Prose And Poetry

August - The Predictable Topics

August is known as the “silly season” in the British media.  Not much news to report.  But there are the annual headlines that are guaranteed to appear every August: 139 more words


Sideways: Straightforward And Sublime - Sober Thoughts For Drunken Minds

Name: Sideways. 

Director: Alexander Payne.

Year: 2004.

Thoughts: A Hilarious and Dark Classic.

Like the wine it’s obsessed with, Sideways matures over time. It doesn’t take multiple screenings to draw the best out of it, but with each return to the perfection that Sideways is, my affection for it intensifies. 456 more words


Saturday night's alright for...

Elton John was right, albeit in some families.  Saturday night’s alright for fighting, albeit “fighting” in a loose sense of the word, if “fighting” means Sunray engineering a blazing row over something trivial, eg newspaper not properly folded in the magazine rack, with the usual short-cut argument bullet points of: 253 more words