Helping with the washing up after a barbecue at the weekend, a relation absent-mindedly asked me where she should put… Read more Washing the pretzel, ordering grapefruit sediments and other comical malapropisms
My earlier posts about euphemisms used by recruiters got a lot of views so I’m always on the lookout for… Read more More comedy from the job boards: some amusing mis-uses of English in recruitment ads
There are gangs of self-appointed spelling police who lurk about on Facebook looking for errors. Their aim, according to the… Read more When mocking people’s spelling mistakes stops being funny
A recent report suggested that businesses were damaging their trade by using bad English on their websites. Sounds obvious, doesn’t… Read more Why bad English is bad for business – and a sub’s disillusionment
When shopping, there are times when bad English doesn’t really matter. Take greengrocers, for example; I routinely grumble and scoff… Read more Is it pedantic to expect correct English from a company that wants to charge £7,000 for a delicate medical procedure?