Archive for January, 2011

Fed up with your relatives?

THANKS to clear business English specialist Nigel Grant for passing on this amusing example of what can happen if you ignore it – clear English, that is. From the Associated Press – an article on the new UK national slimming programme:  The UK has tested several programs that pay people to make healthy choices. Although the trials […]

Word Nerds Quote of the Week

Grammar is a piano I play by ear. All I know about grammar is its power. Joan Didion (Picture: Private Moments – Laura at the Piano by Stevie Godson)  

Toeing the line in 2011

I’VE resolved not to make any resolutions this year. It’s not that I won’t try to improve – especially when it comes to the Word Nerds blog – it’s just that I’ll emphasise the “try” rather than the “will”. Then, if I fall down, I won’t do what I usually do and give up completely […]

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