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Bends in time’s river.

In 1974, when I was in my last year at primary school, our class went on a week’s visit to the Isle of Wight. Among the places we visited were the amusement park at Blackgang Chine and the parish church at Godshill. 501 more words

Get off social media or risk ruining your travels


When was the last time you confronted yourself about your social media addiction? Perhaps your next holiday to a country where there is no access to western social media outlets will put you to the test. 891 more words


Why you should embrace the language barrier on exchange

If you enjoy feeling like an idiot, you should throw yourself into a foreign language when you go on exchange. Oh, and you might learn a thing or two about yourself while you’re at it, says Gina Baldassarre. 766 more words


Is Emoji a Universal Language?

I was prompted to consider this question by a recent article in Wall Street Journal, which claims that the use of these pictograph characters is growing and is increasingly being used for entire sentences and even messages. 302 more words

Technology And Culture

To Pee or not to Pee?

Whilst, drawing n stuff, my mind meandered and… and it said I needed to pee pee. Pee-pee is more polite than Pee. Isn’t it?

What engaged my attention on this exciting Friday evening was the ponderance of the fact that if Pee-pee is the politER form of ‘pee’, then is, piss-piss, the politER form of piss? 81 more words


Men, please, not Guys

While there is a time and place for the word “guys”– usually in an informal gathering of friends– the word is being vastly overused nowadays, even on rightist blogs. 112 more words