In part 1 I considered why a house style is necessary for a business – for reasons of consistency, brand identity, and economy. Here I will cover a few areas that should be considered based on UK English usage Writing […]
Humorous Winston Churchill quotations
The first section on politics is perhaps rather timely in view of the pending UK general election, and the comments are still quite accurate!
Celebrity quotations on whisky
In praise of whisky / whiskey I am rather partial to a drop of whisky now and again (whiskey if you are Irish or American) and I am not alone in enjoying some “liquid sunshine”. Some kindred spirits offer their […]
Gravestone epitaphs: Poets and writers
I have often found the epitaphs on gravestones and tombs that go beyond the simple details of name, life span, and relationships more interesting, and sometimes poignant, when they cover details of their life and fame. Following are some of […]
Gravestone epitaphs: Entertainers
I have often found the epitaphs on gravestones and tombs that go beyond the simple details of name, life span, and relationships, more interesting, and sometimes poignant, when they cover details of their lives and fame. Following are some of […]
British monarchs defined by their nicknames
A nickname is “a familiar or humorous name given to a person or thing instead of or as well as the real name” (Oxford English Dictionary). So what do the nicknames of past kings and queens of Britain say about […]
Quotations on motivation
What is motivation? We all need it in some form to tackle the humdrum of daily life, or to tackle problems and challenges thrown our way. I could say that I need motivation to accept the task of proofreading a […]
“Good” is just mediocre: “Excellence” should be the goal
It is a general assumption that everyone, except perhaps the totally demotivated, will try to do their best in many tasks they tackle in life, whether it be on the domestic front (e.g. home do-it-yourself repairs), in the sporting arena, […]
Preparing for proofreading
Following on from the benefits of proofreading there are several steps an author can take before submitting a document for proofreading to make the task faster and cheaper
Politicians can be humorous too
I have previously discussed witty quotations from Mark Twain and Oscar Wilde. I now turn my attention to politicians from around the world – perhaps not the most likely source of humour.
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