My visit tomorrow to the dentist is timely, since I have yet again ground my teeth at a “Today” presenter this morning. I’m wondering if I suffer from Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. At least, when it concerns language, and specifically English, and probably most specifically the spoken version. This demonstrates itself and, increasingly, quite violently these … Continue reading Why do pedants pedant?
And still the Top Table Ramblers insist. Still they mechanically trumpet the message. “Volunteers are vital to our footpaths’ maintenance, security, their very existence.” Like General Kitchener - “Your Country(side) Needs YOU”. Get out and Do Your Bit. Don’t even wait to be asked. On and on they go. So – you try. You offer … Continue reading “And lose the name of action”
There can’t be many left. If at all. Of that cohort of teachers who taught me or otherwise in the 50s – 60s, the last one of any influence on me has passed away. Keith L. a dapper, fussy little man introduced me to the stage – in my UVI at grammar school I played … Continue reading They did my state some service and I know it