The banana stealing monkey police: All about ambiguity

The banana stealing monkey police: All about ambiguity

The number one most important thing about writing is to be clear in what you’re saying. And that means avoiding ambiguity. For a quick lesson on this, we’re gonna talk about the banana stealing monkey police. Avoiding ambiguity mostly comes down to...

Words I love and words I love to hate (and why)

No need for a lengthy intro here. Let’s get started. 1. Why I hate the word: Facilitate If you ever use this word, stop and think to yourself, ‘what’s wrong with help?’ Helping something along is just the same as facilitating it. Help is a...
Hurrah, it’s 2017

Hurrah, it’s 2017

I’ve started the new year, as I always do, with a four-step process: 1. Calculate my tax bill 2. Cry myself to sleep 3. Wake up and think about how a big tax bill means it’s been a good year, so I shouldn’t be too down about it So here’s hoping...