Posts in "Language and linguistic stuff"

Go whistle!

23rd July 2017 Go whistle! Apropos of Britain’s divorce from the EU, Boris Johnson recently went on the charm offensive and suggested to EU leaders that they can ‘go whistle’. Or, put another way, if they think they’re getting a… Continue reading

Oh very punny!

19th May 2016 It’s been a punny old day today: or how the pun is no laughing matter in your business English “It’s unpleasantly like being drunk.” “What’s so unpleasant about being drunk?” “You ask a glass of water.” ― Douglas Adams, The… Continue reading

Trick or Treat?

26 October 2105   Trick or Treat?   Hold on, man. We don’t go anywhere with “scary,” “spooky,” “haunted,” or “forbidden” in the title. ~From Scooby-Doo Hello again listeners. Following on from my recent post about the term ‘Fall’ (autumn) here… Continue reading