Petrol snob

Petrol snob

Do you ever judge people by the amount of petrol they put into their tank? You arrive at the pump long after the person before you, yet somehow, their spend on petrol opens up a huge insight into their lifestyle. “£120.00” – Landrover, lives out in the sticks, couple of dogs. “£80.00” – Commuter, pays […]

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The future of natural selection

The future of natural selection

Walking through the park yesterday I noticed that many features of the play area were bubble-wrapped. That’s metaphorical bubble-wrap but you get the idea, right? The roundabout went straight down to the pavement, remote enough even to release a dangling coat toggle. What is happening to the world?…

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Why aren’t women funny?

Why aren’t women funny?

Women that really make me laugh are definitely few and far-between. Why is this? I am often hilarious, albeit accidentally, but as a profession? I can name more than 20 male comedians who make me laugh out loud regularly, but only 4 or 5 females come to mind?…

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Sentence of shame

Sentence of shame

I don’t like rule-breakers. Especially language-related rule-breakers. Why do some words get pardoned? Why do they get to be the exception (and make me feel stupid in front of Dave Martin during year 5’s spelling test)? Below I have put a selection of guilty words together into a SENTENCE OF SHAME. What rule do they […]

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