3 Jan /12

Brave new vocabulary year

If words were to have their own popularity contest I suppose it would be word of the year or WOTY (in line with that American propensity for acronyms) established with the American Dialect Society in association with Merriam-Webster and the Global Language Monitor.Continue reading Brave new vocabulary year

21 Dec /11

‘Tis the season

“Christmas is a way of lighting a fire in the middle of the darkness of winter…“ I swiped that (I admit) from that impossibly opulent domestic goddess Nigella Lawson, who, despite the sometimes syrupy discourse that can give you the diabetic’s equivalent of an ice-cream headache, manages to say it just so from time to … Continue reading ‘Tis the season