January 2015

I love my parents, Gordon Ramsay and Joanna Lumley


As someone who writes copy on a regular basis, I like to think I have a relatively good grasp of spelling and grammar, or as my 6 year old calls it, SPAG. However, there are occasions when I have to refer to my well-thumbed books of English grammar rules, just to check, just in [...]

I love my parents, Gordon Ramsay and Joanna Lumley2019-01-31T11:07:04+00:00

August 2009

Colonisation by Americanisation


My father-in-law enjoys a good rant. Although not a grumpy old man, he is a man in his mid sixties; successful in his career although long retired. Whilst it’s not his defining characteristic, he is compulsively METICULOUS in his execution of spelling and grammar. He hates American exports. He’s really thinking about their language exports [...]

Colonisation by Americanisation2019-02-01T10:49:26+00:00