Something very odd happens when people get told a story of how other people with some shared characteristic have behaved in the past: they take it personal and see themselves in those ‘ancestors’, even if they share no actual family relationship to those people and even though they were of course not involved anyway.
Articles from Club Troppo
Pedantry is alluring. Especially if one gets some aesthetic satisfaction from using words well. Take the expression “begs the question”. I love this term because it is such a simple, chummy way of skewering sloppy thinking.
Let’s first agree that if Trump is a blessing in disguise for world peace, he makes an exceptionally good disguise.
Sometimes we should just be grateful in this country for the steady hand on the tiller at the very highest levels.
Things are shaping up for extraordinary developments in the UK, and I’m not talking about Brexit. Well, I am, but not directly. I’m talking about strategic or tactical voting.
Are you dismayed at getting 100 emails a day you need to wade through, disturbing your concentration? Does your administration bother you constantly with things you just ‘have to be aware of’? Are you tired of the ‘executive reports’, ‘award notices’, ‘compulsory breathing training’, ‘lost car keys’, ‘upcoming events’, and a million other reminders of how everyone else wastes their time?