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...
MPC’s words of the week: portmanteau vs portmanNO

MPC’s words of the week: portmanteau vs portmanNO

Brexit is actually a pretty good word. You know why? Because it makes it quicker and easier to get a point across. Collapse it back into its original form and it means ‘British exit from the European Union’, which takes far longer to say. And as long as...