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Whizzkid Kingpin

I’ve just seen news of the arrest, by New Zealand police, of a teenage hacker who is being questioned in connection with major online fraud. In the article the police are reported to have alleged that the teenager is a … Continue reading

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Attack of the Exclamaniacs!

Hello! I just thought I’d quickly write something! I hope you like it! I’m not sure if you have noticed, as I have, that some folks, particularly work colleagues, love to use the exclamation mark! All the time! Sometimes they’re … Continue reading

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If You Love Your Language Set it Free…

In the face of the ever-increasing global dominance of English, the French are known for their determined loyalty to their language. But despite what some would have you believe, they are able to have a laugh with it too. These … Continue reading

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Semicolons

“Here is a lesson in creative writing. First rule: Do not use semicolons. They are transvestite hermaphrodites representing absolutely nothing. All they do is show you’ve been to college.” Kurt Vonnegut, (1922 – 2007) Kurt Vonnegut is a wise man. … Continue reading

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The Myth of Pub Welsh

A good friend of mine recently returned from a weekend in north west Wales. I asked him about his trip. “It was fine” he said, “though of course the locals did the usual thing of switching to speaking Welsh whenever … Continue reading

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