Tag Archives: language

Is ‘why’ a dangerous word or a useful tool?

I’m delighted that readership of this blog has grown lately and I hope that you are all finding the content here to be thought-provoking, useful and inspiring. There are almost 300 posts on the blog now and it occurs to me … Continue reading

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Shifting your ‘but’

Cast your mind back to your schooldays. If someone picked on you, did you ever say ‘Sticks and stones may break my bones but words can never hurt me’? Even back then, I thought that was complete nonsense. Our words … Continue reading

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Because Y’s a crooked letter

On my journey home the other day, I overheard a conversation between a mother and small child. ‘Can we go to the park tomorrow, Mummy?’ ‘Not tomorrow, maybe at the weekend.’ ‘Why not tomorrow, Mummy?’ ‘Because you’re going to Granny’s … Continue reading

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Three little words

January – the month named after the two-faced Roman god, Janus – is upon us. According to mythology, Janus is the god of gates, doors, beginnings and endings. Having one face facing back into the past year and one facing … Continue reading

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