“As fit as a fiddle” ‘Fiddle’ here is the colloquial name for a violin. ‘Fit’ didn’t originally mean healthy, in the sense it is nowadays
Writing a novel is not easy and there is no guarantee of being published or of being a success. Fay Weldon gives some tips.
In a previous blog on my website I stated that it can be costly not to proofread you publication. Well, here a few examples of
During proofreading I frequently come across the same words that have been confused time and again. I have already discussed words beginning A to M,
The Oxford Dictionary of English says a double negative “is a negative statement containing two negative elements (for example he didn’t say nothing)” and “a
Doublespeak is language that disguises or distorts the meaning of words deliberately and can often involve a degree of ambiguity. Doublespeak may use euphemisms (that