Monthly Archives: September 2015

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Do you have tryst with your PC?

2015-08-10T21:25:33+00:00 Writing tips|

Yes, that should have said ’trust’, not tryst. But it was a deliberate error on our part to illustrate a very important point. Which is that it’s very easy to become just a tiny bit too reliant on the computer’s spelling and grammar check feature. The problem is this. The computer only knows how to [...]

My word! ‘Twerk’ makes it into the OED

2015-08-10T21:20:36+00:00 Word of the month|

It’s official. ‘Twerk’ is one of the new words to be added to the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary – one of the world’s most revered reference works. Those among us who live fairly sheltered lives might wonder what it means. Could it be what a Yorkshireman says to his partner on leaving [...]