Being on the Frontline of Covid-19 is Like Being Harry and Meghan

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I’m also quitting my family to spend more time with my job “Never turn your back on fear. It should always be in front of you, like a thing that might have to be killed”Hunter S. Thompson Rest assured when I say I’m not the kind of writer to use a feverishly paced, infectious sense … Continue reading Being on the Frontline of Covid-19 is Like Being Harry and Meghan

Is There Room for the Double Entendre in Modern Day Society?

It’s not as big as you think What’s rude, dirty and has been making people laugh for centuries? The double entendre. The double entendre has been slipping in and out of British culture since at least the 10th century. The first use of double entendres can be found in The Exeter Book, (circa 990 AD). … Continue reading Is There Room for the Double Entendre in Modern Day Society?

We Don’t Talk About Coronavirus Enough

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Never say c’rona virus, that’s how I contracted it I can’t believe all these viruses and bacteria can just invade my body willy nilly. Makes me sick. If I’m not writing, I’m sitting staring out the window. And if I’ve still got time to spare after all that lot, then I’m at my local psychiatric … Continue reading We Don’t Talk About Coronavirus Enough

Why Did the American Comma Break up with the British Apostrophe?

Because it was too possessive Fleetwood Mac didn’t spend £1,000,000 on cocaine to make Rumours just for you lot to refer to one of the best bands in the world with only a singular collective noun. Why restrict yourselves like that? There is a huge difference in the use of everyday words of British English … Continue reading Why Did the American Comma Break up with the British Apostrophe?

Feminism vs. Toxic Masculinity

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A battle that doesn’t need to be fought Toxic masculinity is now a familiar term to many. Language is flexible but manipulative. As such, this term has come to mean different things to different people. I am not advocating for a draconian law with Orwellian thought police. My issue is when these differing opinions are ill-informed — … Continue reading Feminism vs. Toxic Masculinity

Self-Deprecating Humour Linked to Better Mental Health, No Joke

I wish I was smart enough to understand this Many of us assume self-deprecating humour is used as a smokescreen for insecurities. However, a study published in 2017 found that making yourself the butt of your own jokes demonstrates higher levels of contentment and self-assurance. I make loads of self-deprecating jokes, but I’m just not … Continue reading Self-Deprecating Humour Linked to Better Mental Health, No Joke