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January 18, 2014
Comments Off on Our plan for 2014 … and a small, longish reminder
It's 2014 but the merrymaking continues. A plan for this year ... and a reminder of what we actually do here, if anyone has paid any attention.
July 12, 2013
Comments Off on Street of Shame: First candidates
STREET OF SHAME CANDIDATES REGULAR readers will have noticed that we have a static page called Street of Shame. We think we now have debut candidates for entry. Once upon a time (yesterday) it all started with one innocent Facebook status update:— “How fast can you uncork a bottle with a handscrew?” No sooner had […]
June 7, 2013
The Economist asks why English has so little Chinese in it. I ask why Chinese has near-zero English. I think my question is more heavyweight than The Economist's.
April 24, 2012
Comments Off on According to your crap or my gold?
Updated 15 Oct 2012 Stylebook of Invoiceable English according to WHENEVER you use the expression according to (especially in paid work), it needs to be followed by some kind of counter. Otherwise according to on its own will make you sound sarcastic and possibly also defamatory. Leaving according to dangling without a counter is plain (and plaintively) bad English […]