Archive for November, 2011

Black Tuesday

Curse? Not bloody likely!

SOMETIMES I could just curse the postal service – especially when a reader’s letter goes missing as I figure if someone takes the trouble to write to me, the least I can do is acknowledge the effort. Talk about “snail mail” becoming “fail mail”. It seems to have happened – according to a note received [...]

Eggcorns are no yolk

A NEWSPAPER sub-editor’s lot is not always a happy one. Some of the boobs that slip into newspapers give readers a chuckle, at least. One of my favourites, spotted in a Johannesburg paper some years ago, was an obituary for a departed society doyenne. She was, said the report, a “grand old lay”.  What a [...]

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