I LOVE football. But I don’t like the clichés in how we talk about the beautiful game.
A Word on the Words
I don’t usually like it when the language is used badly. It annoys me. But I do enjoy, I have to admit, a good mixed metaphor.
I must admit that I like litotes. But then, I think we all like litotes.
IT is that somewhat depressing time of year when we can look back and judge the words added to English in 2017.
I WISH I had more time to devote to etymology, the study of the origins of words.
I FOUND myself listening to a manager lecturing his sales team.
I was in a cafe, a modern and tech-savvy place which had phone charging docks on all tables. An older man and young teenage girl were seated close by.
IT is pleasing to see a new edition of the Concise Scots Dictionary. Scots is rich, expressive and sounds beautiful.
A COMMON, but annoying, mistake in written English is to insert hyphens where they aren’t needed.
I FOUND myself watching The Apprentice on BBC1 last week.
DO you like our tastefully redesigned newspaper? We have style in The Sunday Post… and we also have house style.