Monthly Archives: October 2017

A Visitor

I was busy replacing the letterbox at Beardsley Towers (I’d given both the handyman and the butler the day off on a whim – I’m just that kind of employer) and I was grovelling on my hands and knees with … Continue reading

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You’re All Invited!

Mmmm…………… Courtesy of¬†Analytical Grammar

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It’s in the Stars

The sun has just entered the house of Scorpio. Or something. I know this because I’ve been dipping into my wonderful old perpetual almanac of folklore and there was an interesting thing about that star sign taken from the¬†Kalendar of … Continue reading

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Praise the Lord!

I follow a Facebook group called Analytical Grammar, which isn’t nearly as dry as it sounds and in fact is often quite entertaining. Take this sign seen at a church in Ullapool: I don’t know whether my millions of international … Continue reading

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Ahoy There

It’s been a long time since I’ve served up the meaning of a well-known phrase or saying, especially one with the kind of nautical flavour I know you all love. Well, thanks to a chocolate chip cookie the show is … Continue reading

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How many mistakes…

…is it possible to fit onto one slender forearm? (Never mind the spelling – anyone spot our old friend the dodgy parenthetical clause?)

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The Punctuation Pedant

To provide a bit of glamour and excitement for my readers, I thought I would examine the wonderful world of the parenthetical clause in today’s posting. I was reading an article in my newspaper yesterday which unwittingly provides an example … Continue reading

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