At school in the 1970s I hit upon the brilliant idea of replacing the writing system, you know the one where you use the set of twenty-six letters to spell out words, with a system where you spelled out each letter in a word and grouped those spelled letters as 'words'. Brilliant idea? Well, when … Continue reading Word processor.
Sorry; I’m English…
In spite of the rich English heritage of simply speaking louder and slower to foreigners in some sort of vain hope that then they'll understand, for my Polish Odyssey I've actually tried to learn some Polish language. Two or three days into my very first trip to Poland I was studying the departures board at … Continue reading Sorry; I’m English…
Trainspotting in Horse Town. Part 2
Trainspotting in Horse Town - part 1. After the concert had finished I was led out of the auditorium and downstairs to a room underneath the stage, I think it was underneath the stage, I will admit to being a little disorientated but it was definitely underneath something. There was a bar and another smaller … Continue reading Trainspotting in Horse Town. Part 2
Can I get the train from here innit?
Another insidious intruder into the language is "Train Station"; this annoys the hell out of me.