The cultural naivety of Irish political atavism is evident in this placard. NO RED CARPET FOR KILLER BUSH, it says. Smart opponents would have tried to change the meaning of the red from whatever it originally was to reflect the blood which they would have us believe Bush is spilling needlessly.
- Specs on the beach
I do hate to be beside the seaside, unless it’s raining.
- The semantic divergence and convergence of “hooligan” and “Tory”
How two bands of bloodthirsty Fenians turned into peaceable middle-aged Englishmen with no known political opinions who smile a lot, are
- The English School, Barcelona struggles with English
I liked this bit about the school spelling competition: Obviously, spelling in our three languages causes problems, but these are gradually overcomed
- Poor spelling costs money
This is good: the NY Times says that smart dealers are trawling eBay for misspelled items, buying them cheap, spelling them
- Spelling pronunciation / pronunciation spelling
Spelling pronunciation–rendering in sound a word’s spelling–is for obvious reasons a creature of literate societies (see posts by The Tensor and