This is a marvellous observation of what can happen when communication is not as clear as it might be.
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If, like me, you have a love of language, you should explore the strange world of the cryptic crossword. Unlike the plain crossword, the cryptic variety requires more than providing a synonym for a word or phrase. Rather, it involves working out what the clue is getting at.
That sounds much more difficult than the task facing you in an ordinary crossword, doesn't it? In fact, much of the time it's easier, for one simple reason.
Here are a couple of odd uses of language I came across recently. At least, they made me sit up and take notice, and perhaps that was the point.
Here’s a video that is a nice, humorous illustration of how technology has influenced our language.
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