The Like Virus

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 As if the austerity cuts, frequent storms, seasonal stress factors and the crisis in A&E have not produced enough of a strain on the populace of Britain… a government spokesman has identified the rise of an insidious epidemic among the young that threatens to spread unchecked to other defining social groups and demographics. The so-called… Read more.

The Three Salty Pillars Of Our Vocabulary

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IF the currency of communication was distilled down into its base(st) elements then three words/phrases would comfortably vie for the dubious distinction of podium positions.  If these three pillars of contemporary wisdom – incorporating commonality, curse, communion, confrontation and conversational comfort blanket – were committed to an instructional Government poster they could be hung on… Read more.

One in Seven

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We live in extremely difficult times… for some. In the monetary maelstrom that informs the current financial apocalypse talk of remedies is cheap.  It’s the action that is costly.  When all is of cuts, financial realignment, belt-tightening; hard choices and payback for the past – there is one statistic that has flown under the radar. One… Read more.

Still Keeping Calm?

UBIQUITOUS, insidious; uplifting or invidious – whatever your take on the doctrine of the Zen Master of the high street gift shop you can’t deny the quiet power of the message or its ability to delight and infuriate in equal measure.  It’s a bona fide phenomenon that harks back to a simpler time when the… Read more.

Words, Phrases And Excess Baggage

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LANGUAGE is never static.  Words – like hemlines – depend on the whims of fashion.  One day a word will cover everything required: the next the wind of change leaves over exposure in its wake.  History competes with current trends; implied and overt meanings squabble for attention and our culture gets richer or more impoverished depending… Read more.