20160524 Campaign for Real English

While we are fussing about Brexit, there is another, equally insidious attack on the fabric of society as we know it: the increasingly poor use of English in media and government, and the increasing adoption of derivative English into the core of English.

It's time to fight back. In conjunction with www.pleasebeinformed.com, the fight-back starts here.

Les Paul gets taken up to 11

Absolutely no explanation necessary.

He da man. And he da man as well.

and there's more...

Cat Stevens : How Can I Tell You

Just as the dinosaurs were dying out, I was on a family holiday with my parents in a cottage we rented in Scotland. Today, my world is a bleak as a downpour on a Scottish hillside and one song links the two eras.

20151206 When I say I'm up to my ears, it's not an anagram

Good grief.

Silly news today, someone who went to hospital for a minor operation on his head yesterday woke this morning to find that the surgeon had sewn his ears to the graft site. The victim is old and has a generational problem with swearing. What he thought was bad is now so mild it doesn't even get bleeped by TV in highly sensitive states. So he didn't see the funny side of it when I suggested that one way of making himself feel better about it was to say, soto voce if he likes, "fuckwit."