Words


Word of the week: Groovy

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ […]

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It was National Freelancers Day yesterday….

And I tried to tap into being a ‘freelancer’ as much as I could. I found out quite a lot – here are 10 facts about  ‘working freelance’: The word freelance is a medieval word. It was first used by Sir Walter Scott who wrote about Sir Wilfred of Ivanhoe – a mercenary knight whom […]

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Word of the week – Sausage

This week’s word just has to be Sausage. Not only is it Bonfire Night tonight but it’s also British Sausage Week (1 – 7 November). There are some amazing facts about sausages.  Apparently, enough sausages were eaten in the UK last year to wrap around the London Eye 129 thousand times (not sure who worked […]

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Word of the week – Pumpkin

In the theme of this Halloween weekend, my word of the week is Pumpkin.   ‘Pumpkin’ originated from the Greek word for large melon which is ‘pepon’. Apparently it was then ‘nasalised’ (also interesting word) by the French into ‘pompon’, referred to by Shakespeare as a ‘pumpion’, and finally americanised by the colonists to ‘pumpkin’. […]

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Word of the week – Billion

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words ’that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ as […]

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Thursday is National Poetry Day

Poetry, for me, is creativity at its best, and I shall be making a big effort to get to at least one ‘poetry’ event on Thursday. Everyday this week, Jeremy Vine (BBC Radio 2, 12-2pm) is doing a ‘poetry’ slot, choosing a different theme each day and featuring guest poets. I love his Mr Gee […]

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Fry’s English Delight

Really enjoying listening to the latest series of Stephen Fry’s English Delight on Radio 4, Wednesday mornings at 9am. He explores the highways and byways of the English language and has a knack of  making certain things ‘fascinating’ which maybe we wouldn’t normally consider ‘fascinating’. So far he’s talked about the ‘Qwerty’ keyboard, ‘do men […]

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‘Word of the week’ – serendipity

My job is all about ‘words’ and making ‘words’ work in the copywriting and web content writing world. So I thought I’d create a ‘word of the week’ blog spot focusing on ‘words’ that we just don’t seem to use much in our everyday language. And then I’m going to try and use these ‘words’ […]

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The value of content

An interesting article in The Times this week by Libby Purves. She talks about the internet generation who ‘tend to believe that content – hard work created by other people – is free’, and she questions whether content will go the same way as music, films, news, photographs, i.e. ‘theirs at the click of a […]

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