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Mobile Phones…

Moble phones are useful devices because they enable people to communicate over long distances WITHOUT HAVING TO SHOUT. Pass it on. Advertisements

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More Biscuits

A complaint has flooded in regarding the Most Versatile Biscuit award and the omission of the ever-popular Custard Cream. You can dunk it, eat it as it is, prize it apart and lick or nibble the cream, and probably do … Continue reading

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Dangling Modifiers

I am re-reading my well-thumbed copy of Bill Bryson’s Troublesome Words, and I couldn’t help chuckling at this example of what he calls a dangling modifier: “Although sixty-one years old when he wore the original suit, his waist was only … Continue reading

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Martyn’s 27th Annual Biscuit Awards

Most Promising Newcomer – CADBURY’S CARAMEL BISCUITS. A little contrived, but combining a biscuit with a much-loved chocolate bar. Best Dunker – The GINGER BISCUIT in its many guises and names. Perfect as a treat with a nice cuppa. Best … Continue reading

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At last!

My forthcoming international best seller, a non-fiction book about England’s last duel has a title! It was initially to be simply called The Last Duel, which I much preferred, but I had already had a children’s version published with that … Continue reading

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It made me laugh…

In Writing Magazine there is an article on the latest Bulwer-Lytton prize for bad writing. This won the second prize – but in my opinion it is better than the winner and I keep chuckling to myself whenever I think … Continue reading

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Why…

Why……………when you buy any sort of packet wrapped in cellophane with one of those thin red strips around it which is supposed to help you open it, you can never get hold of the end of the red strip, or … Continue reading

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