Archive for 'Language'
Posted on 07. Jan, 2013 by AnyNoise.
Here’s a question for you. If I was to describe you as a flexitarian with a dumbphone and a particularly distinctive sillage, would you know what I was talking about? No? Well you soon will. According to the BBC and the Oxford English Dictionary these are going to be the buzzwords of 2013. (For the [...]
Posted on 17. Nov, 2010 by phaedrus.
It has been brought to my attention that the word “crunchy” is apparently now used to describe people who voluntarily make sacrifices in their lives for the good of the environment. So next time you refer to someone as green, or environmentally conscientious or a bleeding hearted tree-hugger, why not consider this new and potentially [...]
Posted on 05. Nov, 2010 by Claire.
There are common mistakes made with our English language and I see and hear some of these too often. Here is the first in a series of quick tips: Fewer should be used in relation to quantities that can be counted, i.e. ‘I have fewer freckles than you’ or ‘ fewer people are dying from [...]