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Let’s fly our ‘Brexit plane’ straight off the runway with this week’s watch of the words – beginning with something decidedly nonverbal. Lip bite At her wedding last weekend, Megan Markle looked absolutely stunning. Prince Harry certainly thought so, too. The internet noticed, and needed something much stronger than a Megharryccino to handle what it […]more
While environmental, nuclear, political, and/or economic doom is on more people’s minds than ever, some folks have always been ready for the worst. For a certain type of person, the doomsday clock is always a nanosecond from midnight. Consider the prepper. The Boy Scouts say, ‘Be prepared.’ The preppers say, ‘Be prepared for imminent doom […]more
The directive came to all staff: ‘The BME conference is a staff benefit and we expect you to support it and, if appropriate, attend.’ My friend’s mum, an NHS professional, scratched her head. “What can it mean, Sue?” Sue was stumped too. “British Medical… Employees?” Even the NHS’s own staff, well-practised in the art of […]more
Everyone knows what an acronym is – an abbreviation formed from the initial letters of other words and pronounced as a word, like ‘NASA’ or ‘NATO’ – but not all know what a ‘backronym’ is. While acronyms are formed from phrases or names that exist beforehand, a backronym is an acronym deliberately created to suit […]more