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May 11, 2016

‘Asking for a friend’

On Twitter, people often ask questions and add ‘asking for a friend’ because they’re a bit embarrassed to be asking for themselves.  I thought I’d take […]
May 10, 2016

Shark Bay

Port Phillip Bay, a great basin of water around which the Australian city of Melbourne is built, has a slow clockwise current. Water from the Bass […]
May 8, 2016

Boring media coverage

It was a joy to do the PR for James Ward’s Boring conference again this year.  The pleasure is largely in the quote in the press […]
May 5, 2016

It’s back – and it’s as boring as ever

Please release me More information: Hamish Thompson 07702 684290 @HamishMThompson 2016 BORING CONFERENCE SPEAKERS CONFIRMED, THOUGH LOGICALLY THE LIST MAY CHANGE IF SPEAKERS PULL OUT FOR […]
May 3, 2016

Word of Mouse

I was a guest on Michael Rosen’s programme, Word of Mouth, on BBC Radio 4 last week, chatting with Michael and Dr Laura Wright for half an […]
April 22, 2016

Pointless list: Seventies words

First in a series of pointless lists.  Today’s list: words that sound like the seventies.  Thanks to everyone who contributed (Athene Selena, John E Dunn, Paul […]
April 21, 2016

RIP 20th Century

Sometimes it snows in April Sometimes I feel so bad, so bad Sometimes I wish that life was never ending, But all good things, they say, […]
April 18, 2016

GoTel

I’m reading loads about self-driving cars at the moment – how the technology is getting better all the time, etc. Not much is being written about […]
April 13, 2016

Honeysuckle Creek

I might be the Walter Mitty of spacemen these days, occasionally commuting to the office in my replica Apollo 11 suit, but I did have a […]
April 12, 2016

The museum of ruined words

Words are born with a meaning. Sometimes they get lassoed by another meaning. Sometimes their definition is diluted by fashion and circumstance. Words acquiring new meanings […]