Category: Langwidge

  • My Most Enthusiastic Contrafibularities
    My Most Enthusiastic Contrafibularities

    I was never sure whenever I watched Ink & Incapability if all the words Blackadder used were real, or if, as I mostly suspected, they were neologisms. You have to admire the mangling of the subtitles here, even on a made up word. Is that how it was written on the page? Because that’s not…

  • The F Bomb In Grange Hill
    The F Bomb In Grange Hill

    Watch this. Is there an F Bomb muttered in all the chaos?

  • The Daily Life Of A Writer
    The Daily Life Of A Writer

    Sometimes, a writer must procrastinate. And the modern world provides too many distractions from work. So I took it upon myself to combine the need to write, with the need to arse about on Facebook. This is the story of that decision.    

  • Normalverse

    “Don’t read this in a public place, you won’t be able to stop yourself laughing out loud. It reminds me of Douglas Adams, the careful plotting mixed with those absurdities and jokes that sneak up and make you snort tea through your nose. Hilarious.” Goodreads. What if you really were the centre of the universe?…

  • The Hardest Three Words
    The Hardest Three Words

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  • Proctology: A Bottom Examination
    Proctology: A Bottom Examination

    For a long time now I’ve been wanting to write an old-fashioned programme guide. One you can hold in your hand and thumb through, make notes on, spill coffee on. So I did. Proctology: A Bottom Examination is my deep dive into Bottom, the hit BBC Two sitcom starring Rik Mayall and Adrian Edmondson. That’s…

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  • Re-Casting Keanu
    Re-Casting Keanu

    Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him eight years older than Clive Dunn was when he was first cast in Dad’s Army. But don’t panic, Clive Dunn was always playing much older characters than his own age. Keanu Reeves is 56. That makes him seven years older than Stephanie Cole was when she was first…

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