Tag Archive: English

“I know all those words, but that sentence makes no sense to me” – Matt Groening

One of the most unfortunate facts about conversations is that they require a minimum of 2 participants. Ideally both these people will speak the same language. Over the years I’ve learnt there is… Continue reading

Okay, but where are you really from?

Most people don’t have trouble answering the question ‘where are you from?’. Okay, I don’t have trouble answering the question either. It’s the people asking the question who have a problem with my… Continue reading

Size Matters

Why is it that using big enormous words is considered a sign of better English? Going out of your way to select large words is just a sesquipedalian way of doing things. Odds… Continue reading