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Word tangles – weather the whether.

A word tangle occurs when two or more words sound the same and have different meanings. This is a common cause for confusion and embarrassment.  I always use a memory jog of some sort to help me work it out. Weather has ‘heat’ in the spelling – whether doesn’t! ...

What language do you laugh in?

We may be speaking in the same language (English) but it doesn’t necessarily follow that we will laugh in the same language. This topic came to my mind just recently when I hosted a forum for a week with Home Based Business Australia (HBBA). I offered a couple of...

Good business writing skills – superseded model?

Welcome back! I ran a very quick unscientific (dodgy) survey early last week in an on-line forum. I wanted to gauge the value of good writing skills in the small business sector. The responses were a real revelation and a challenge to my perspective. You see I have...

Has texting murdered proper English?

This topic always generates some interest and debate so I am presenting it as my ‘maiden voyage’ for this blog. I have been invited to speak on this topic on radio quite often and the audience response has been surprising. The number of people, often on a Sunday...