I loved Saturday mornings. I’d hear the clatter of the letter box and would quickly nip downstairs to grab my comic before sliding back into my warm bed to read it, cover to cover. And so my love for comics began. I have read them obsessively ever since…
Deadlines crunching, time evaporating, tension rising… This week has seen work go crazy. I need a holiday. Meanwhile, I made another public grammar gaff and managed to turn it into another popular post – Grammar Wars III. Anyone else think it’s funny how I can always turn an idiotic mistake into a perceptive example of modern grammar usage worthy of discussion? Diverts attention from my own idiocy admirably.
You knew this was going to happen, right? Hopefully, it won’t mean I come back in a few years with three more posts that grossly disappoint everyone. The reason for yet another grammar article was, you guessed it, another embarrassing gaff on my part. As before, I believe it illustrates another interesting point in modern grammar; the effect technology is having on grammar and the language and the gradual shift towards fulfilling George Orwell‘s prediction of Newspeak.
Yup, another series has nearly zipped past and we are preparing for the annual 6 month agony of waiting for the Christmas Special. I’ve had a lot on the last few days with deadlines, meaning I haven’t been able to complete some of the many posts I hoped to have up by this weekend. In the meantime, and to keep some of you happy, here is the trailer for the first part of the huge Series 4 finale.
Previously, I mentioned I was having trouble with Three Mobile over their handling of my account. Mixing up the account details for me and my daughter was bad enough the first time. But when they did it a second time, effectively canceling the sim card in my phone and transferring my number to my daughter’s phone, blood had to be spilt. Thankfully, Three worked hard last Friday to make amends, offering us both free upgrades on our phones.