Monthly Archives: March 2013

All in Good Time

This is a heads up, dudes. After intense negotiations with the author (I asked and she said yes) I have managed to persuade Pamela Hartshorne to agree to an interview about Time’s Echo, the book I mentioned in a recent … Continue reading

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Americanisms

Following on from my recent posting about ‘alternate/alternative etc., it got me thinking about other Americanisms that have crept into UK English in recent times. I recently heard some English person on TV referring to his ‘pinky’, and ‘butt’ has … Continue reading

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Closure

The reason there was a hiatus in my blogging until recently was that I lost my father a few weeks ago and it kind of knocked me out of my stride – not to mention that there was an awful … Continue reading

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Time’s Echo

I recently finished reading this really good timeslip novel. I’m fascinated by the past, would love to travel back in time, and so it goes without saying that I have a thing about timeslip/time travel stories, fictional or otherwise (anyone … Continue reading

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An Alternative View on Alternate & Alternative

An American friend, skulking in the shadows and too afraid to show her face on here, has quickly pointed out to me that in the 18th century, when America was still part of the British Empire (before Mel Gibson came … Continue reading

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The Universe and Everything

There is an advert currently doing the TV rounds which talks about someone accessing an ‘alternate universe’. This might suffice for America where it’s common currency, but those of us here who wish to guard the mother tongue should rise … Continue reading

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Wayne Rooney and I

In a recent interview, Sir Alex Ferguson the Manchester United manager responded to reports that he had fallen out with Wayne Rooney and was going to get rid of him with the statement ‘There is no issue with Wayne and … Continue reading

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