Lame new words spread on the internet like a rashr

The internet is said to have made a lot of people’s jobs more difficult. Record company bosses, for instance. Or insurance companies. Or publishers. Surely another should be added to the list: lexicographers. I was thinking the other day about how quickly new words enter everyday vocabulary. Before the internet, language evolved slowly and often […]

Smoking? Never heard of it

This smoking stuff is getting absurd now. I am not a fan of smoking, and I was borderline in favour of the smoking ban (actually, I would have preferred some kind of licensing arrangement). But one thing is for certain: It is completely nuts to attempt to airbrush cigarettes out of history as governments appear […]