Tuesday, 15 November 2011

We have ways of making you laugh!

British Prime Minister David Cameron has come under attack for his recent attempt at an Australian accent. According to the Daily Torygraph, the attempted impersonation of Australian PM Julia Gillard is being described by some as a diplomatic insult.

It is not the first time that Mr Cameron’s impersonation skills have been called into question. In 2009, he attempted a German accent in a discussion about ID cards.

Of course, these two examples pale into insignificance when compared to David Cameron’s quite horrendous impersonation of a Conservative MP.

Friday, 4 November 2011

Hard to swallow?

The secret ingredient doesn’t bear thinking about!

This soup is made in Jamaica. The salutary lesson for manufacturers is always to check whether your product needs to be renamed for overseas markets where seemingly innocuous words often have a different meaning.

Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Drat! Spiffing old words dying out.

A report in the Daily Telegraph claims that many English words are dying out due to the popularity of texting.

Click here for the full story - although it's probably balderdash.