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Neologisms - don't we all just love them - when we know that's what they are called!

Once again, The Washington Post has published the winning submissions to its yearly neologism contest, in which readers are asked to supply alternative meanings for common words. The winners are: 1. Coffee (n.), the person upon whom one coughs. 2. Flabbergasted (adj.), appalled over how much weight you have gained. 3. Abdicate (v.), to give up all hope of ever having a flat stomach. 4. Esplanade (v.), to attempt an Read More
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So......

Am I alone in being heartily fed up with people being interviewed in the media starting every answer with the word “So”? There is absolutely no need for it. You can take the word out and start the answer from the next word and it still makes total sense. It seems to be a particular trait amongst those who are pontificating about some geeky, scientific subject. It’s almost like they are saying – “So, I’ll Read More

Three in five people looking to move jobs in 2015.

Almost three out of five workers are considering moving jobs in 2015, 10% more than last year, because they are unhappy in their current roles, a new report has found. A study by Investors In People (IIP) found that job satisfaction was more important than pay, while feeling valued at work also rated highly. The accreditation service said its survey of 2,000 adults revealed growing optimism about job opportunities. Paul Devoy, head of Read More
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