Yesterday, I read an article about the ‘true moral bastions of society’ whose efforts are ‘ridiculed, abused and written off …’ Was it about Rosa Parks and the civil rights movement? Volunteer doctors who fly overseas to respond to an ebola outbreak? The Virgin Mary’s mum? No. It’s about someone who is proud to be [...]
The little Renault doesn’t have this tag, so when I found myself in the wrong lane a few weeks back, I went over a toll bridge (maybe 400 metres of toll road), and thought, ‘they’ll send me a bill’. Today they did.
Caution: this post contains adjectives that are non traditional in a business writing context. To rephrase that, there is some mild moderate swearing. Oh, and I think I’ve used my entire week’s quota of ellipses. You see these things all the time. You know, social media clickbait: 17 Words You Should Never Use, 7 Mistakes [...]
Sony Z3 compact software update messes with the time. A UX fail, or just my problem?
It’s a very tricky thing trying to position yourself as a 'writing expert'. You open yourself up to internet excoriation. Invariably, there will be errors that slip into some things (most things?) that you write, and other writing geeks will be keen to take aim at any error, perceived or actual. Grammar Girl, in her [...]
Apostrophes: The punctuation mark most likely to freak out the grammatically obsessive compulsive. Some of us have learned to block out excessive exclamation marks, deal with over-earnest ellipses… come to terms with Tenuous Title Case, and cope with careless comma splices, but when someone uses an apostrophe to indicate a plural, we may twitch a [...]