Block Editor spell checking . . .


I wrote the 'coincidence' post, as this one, using the new Block Editor. I'm determined to get the hang of it somehow. It became clear that the spell checker that was being used was using a US English dictionary when it tried to make me spell 'theatre' as 'theater'. This is all well and good … Continue reading Block Editor spell checking . . .

Nightmare …


Quite often, when I’m knitting from a pattern in a magazine I find I get lost when there are the famous “ ** xxx  *** “ closely followed by “ rep from ** to *** ” repeats in the middle of a row. In those cases, what I tend do is to hand write the … Continue reading Nightmare …

Too stupid for words?


I was scanning my Facebook for anything interesting and I saw this in a comment thread. The thread relates to a meeting held by one of the prospective leaders of the Labour Party. It doesn't matter which prospective leader, but someone had mentioned that there were 'thousands' in attendance. When this was queried, the original … Continue reading Too stupid for words?

Our language corruption


Why do we still allow the media to corrupt are wonderful language. On the Guardian website today we are told Trooper's death brings Afghanistan fallen to 200 Grim milestone reached when soldier wounded in an explosion in Helmand died in hospital Since when did our fantastic soldiers become ‘Troopers’. The Americanisation of our language is … Continue reading Our language corruption