Many websites and publications have lists of banned words, or style guides which discourage copywriters or journalists from using certain words and phrases. I thought I’d put together my own. It’s slightly tounge-in-cheek but maybe I’ll add to it in the … Continue reading
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As most marketers, particularly those working with any form of analytics, will know, numbers on their own rarely give you the whole truth. For example, yesterday I received an email from an Australian supermarket who I’ve previously used for online shopping. The subject … Continue reading
I sit in the sun reading. A girl sits near me, she is pretty. She talks loudly on her phone and sounds confident despite her hunched posture. She smokes cigarettes one after another. Her voice rises when she swears and … Continue reading
Perspoculus n. 1. The sweating under the eyes caused by intense exercise, heightened emotion or the eating of certain foods.
Is there an English word for the moment when the boundary between thoughts and dreams blurs? The time when you’re semi-conscious, just drifting off. If not, I’ll make one up. Is there one in a foreign language? Any ideas? I … Continue reading