Tuesday, 24 November 2009
I AM going to argue here that we ought to refuse to accept requests from abroad to change English names of countries and cities on the grounds that it is potentially manipulative, definitely confusing, and that it robs that country of all respect due from an historical association. Read the rest of this entry »
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
ELVIS made it a hit. It’s been covered by the Blues Brothers and many others. But Jerry Leiber & Mike Stoller’s “Jailhouse Rock” is a very strange song indeed. It is all about homosexuality in prisons. There can be no question of that.
You see, it is Read the rest of this entry »
Monday, 10 November 2008
AN hypocrite is someone who hides intentions or true personality. At least, it is almost everywhere except where people speak English. For some unknown reason, in English, the word has a different meaning.
When someone preaches something, but practices the exact opposite, then (but only in English) that person is accused of being an hypocrite, or of acting hypocritically. I am going to show that being an hypocrite is (a) normal, (b) healthy, (c) necessary for a civil society, (d) honest and (e) one of your human rights. Read the rest of this entry »
Saturday, 4 October 2008
The great many TV shows relating to property is a clue to how important this is to us; there’s something about “bricks and mortar” we love to invest in. In this post I shall try to explain why dropping the price of your property is a bad idea, and that everyone should act like a proper investor and wait for the tide to turn! Read the rest of this entry »
Thursday, 11 September 2008
The logic tells us all that if you are for one, then it follows that you are against the rest. The difference has to be something to do with what the political party stands for. But things have now changed; politics died. Read the rest of this entry »
Monday, 7 July 2008
A SLIMMING DIET is needed if you want to lose weight. While a little exercise can help at key times during a slimming diet, the main thing is to watch Read the rest of this entry »
Sunday, 1 June 2008
I think it is a great shame; forgiveness is a measure of civilisation, of how far we have progressed, or advanced – how civilised we have become.
Unfortunately, the present hunger is for revenge and retribution. We demand punishment for people who have done wrong, especially when Read the rest of this entry »