The Easy Truth About English

Why do the English think English is difficult?

Tthe air hostess has severe doubts about a shalwar-clad young mother’s capability to comprehend the language. So much, in fact, that she asks, not once, not twice, but three times the question, “Do you speak English?”

The Mindless Agility Of Ill-Controlled Tongues  

What makes us swallow buzzwords whole?

There are all sorts of expressions the clever and the wannabe clever amongst us chuck at the world — sometimes to clarify, sometimes to obfuscate, and sometimes to come across as clarifying while actually obfuscating.

The Village That Died For England

Tyneham in England is history frozen in time

I went to Tyneham because of its history. I wanted to see a village ‘frozen in time’ with my own eyes.

Two Women, Hollandaise Sauce, And Me

This is about breakfast on the beach — nothing else

I was having breakfast with two young women I didn’t know and a dog who was trying to know me intimately.

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