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Everything you ever wanted to know …

It goes with the territory, but I love anything about languages.  It just so happens that Jeff Haden who writes for ‘inc magazine’ also finds them fascinating, and has produced … Continue reading

03/11/2014 · 2 Comments

‘I voted’?

Frank Zappa tried and failed to get the youth of America to go out and vote against republican Ronald Reagan… but maybe Facebook will succeed in getting a generation of … Continue reading

13/09/2012 · Leave a comment

Words, words, words …..

Words are so fascinating.  Where they come from, their different meanings, their different uses … If you’re teaching a language and you don’t find words to be really fun, then … Continue reading

25/07/2012 · 1 Comment

A good yarn

Somewhere in between girly cartoons and action man there is some middle ground.  This little talk is really, really entertaining.  It’s terrible to say that the chap giving it almost … Continue reading

19/07/2012 · Leave a comment

DIY Civilisation

As promised, a butch and manly theme.  Not that there’s anything wrong with that – it’s just that we ladies don’t get quite as excited as you guys about outsized … Continue reading

17/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Cartoons – laughter and change

I’m on holiday!!  I hope you are too – at least in your head.  I think something light and fluffy is called for, and with this in mind, I offer … Continue reading

15/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Laughing at dictatorship

“A dictator can be hated, despised, or feared,” … “The only thing he cannot survive is being laughed at.” Hello there – a bonus post for an article which made … Continue reading

10/07/2012 · Leave a comment

The madness for English

You and I are part of a worldwide movement.  Millions of people are learning English.  How does that make you feel?  Good?  Aha….watch this little gem, and see how you … Continue reading

05/07/2012 · Leave a comment

Sleeping our way to the top

It’s not what you think!  Or maybe it is, because you’ve come across this talk by Arianna Huffington for yourself.  Extremely witty, articulate, and with diction to die for, I … Continue reading

28/06/2012 · Leave a comment

Edible packaging

Some clever group of food scientists has really come up with a way of packaging food in a membrane you can eat.  (Can, or could?  Perhaps my use of modal … Continue reading

26/06/2012 · Leave a comment