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Entries in language (6)

Friday
Sep272013

Mind your language! Fork Handles

This is a marvellous observation of what can happen when communication is not as clear as it might be.

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Tuesday
Sep102013

Mind your language! Crosswordese

P1030269If, 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.

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Friday
Aug232013

Mind your language!

Presenting at Insight 2012Here 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.

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Friday
Nov042011

Mind your language

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.

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Saturday
May282011

My blackberry isn’t working: technology and language

Here’s a video that is a nice, humorous illustration of how technology has influenced our language.

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