What Does it Mean?

Many years when we first started out with mobile phones and texting there was two camps. Both used the acronym 'LOL' in their messages but it meant very different things. You probably know at least one of those meanings, used it too. It's everywhere still. But there were whole communities using it completely differently. Over... Continue Reading →

Yarn Envy

Envy is an ugly word.  What it really means is that you want something that belongs to someone and not to content with just feeling that, you want to take it off them.  And technically, the yarn doesn't really belong to anyone else anyway; it's available to purchase but having a non-existent yarn budget, I... Continue Reading →

It has come to my attention that I like wool.  No, not wool as in yarn, as any self-respecting knitter has to, but wool as in sheep fluff string.  I love the feel of it.  I love the smell of it.  Is that weird?  I want to be wrapped in woollens, preferably of my own fabrication.... Continue Reading →

A Translation

Being a generous and compassionate soul, I have taken pity on all of you who struggled to read my 'text message' the other day and provided a translation.  Happy reading!

Guilty

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Busy Bee

[ there would be a picture here ] Are bees busy?  Well, what I mean is, why do we perceive bees to be busy?  Most bugs and bichos are notable for their state of activity rather than otherwise.  Take the ant.  Ants are industrious.  But maybe they aren't cute enough to enter popular colloquial speech?  (Are... Continue Reading →

Some Language Skills of Mine

Remember how I said that I can't call myself 'linguistic' simply because I can't attain levels of perfection when it comes to my grammatical knowledge, vocabulary or pronunciation?  Well, today I'm going to dare, to dare to start thinking of myself as someone with 'linguistic skills ' or 'linguistic aptitude'. This is the evidence that I am... Continue Reading →

The Nature of Nature

Does a badger badger? Does a bat bat? Does a bear bare? Does a bug bug? Does a carp carp? Does a cow cow? Does a crow crow? Is a deer dear? Does a dragon drag on? Does a duck duck? Is an eel ill? Does a flea flee? Does a fowl foul? Does a... Continue Reading →

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