PeoplePerHour recently ran a very ill-advised ad on the tube. Their subsequent apology was…interesting. So let’s see what we can learn from it.
Writers dislike buzzwords. But we shouldn’t assume all buzzwords were bad from the moment they came into existence. There are some I feel quite sorry for.
If we can review spray paint, dog toys and sheds, then it’s about time we started reviewing words. The first five on my chopping block are: Holistic, Winningest, Brandish, Mellifluous and Levity.
Southern Rail are ranked as the worst rail service in the UK. And they only make it worse for themselves with the way they deliver bad news. But it’s easy to fix.
Are you a member of the grammar police? Do you find it hard to pass over an incorrect ‘their’ without heckling its writer? If so, I have a challenge for you.
I’ve recently started wearing rigid contact lenses and it’s really, really uncomfortable. It’s getting better though, and I’ve started to notice that what my optometrist has me doing is quite similar to what I help my clients to do.
I don’t get too worked up about grammar in song lyrics. But here are some lyrical missteps that remind me of common problems inexperienced writers face.
Our Prime Minister’s wheat field trespassing was outrageously naughty. But was it mischief? Or shenanigans? I’ve been pondering the silliness of synonyms.
Good writing doesn’t have to be breathtakingly eloquent. But it does have to be crystal clear. Here are some dead simple ways to fix ambiguous phrases.
I really enjoyed Motown the Musical. But I have serious beef with a poster that was plastered all over the theatre. So let’s give it a proper post-mortem.