A good portmanteau should be about substance, not style. Let’s have a quick run through some good and bad ones.
There's a letter going around on Twitter in which the philosopher A.C. Grayling talks about Brexit. I started reading it. Then I stopped reading it. Why? One word – nugatory. That's right. It just means 'useless'. I don't doubt the world's leading philosophers are...
And it's about time. It's been about a year since I updated my static pages on this site. It's so nice to look back at all the projects I've worked on in the last year. All the great people I've worked with. Good times, y'all. mpc
‘Word Crimes’ is a funny song by Weird Al Yankovic about people who write badly. But I think his criticisms are often harsh, unclear or just plain wrong.
'Empowerment' has evolved. And not for the better. What used to be a practical term describing positive change is now becoming an insincere, patronising buzzword. Kim Kardashian. Usually not someone I pay much attention to. A few weeks back she posted a quasi-nude...
Stayed at Shangri La hotel in The Shard, London. Such incredible views. And heated toilet seats. http://www.shangri-la.com/london/shangrila/
I’ve got a bee in my bonnet. It’s about businesses who capitulate as soon as they offend someone, instead of seeing the value of a constructive debate.
To mark the occasion, I've written a blog at Popup Weddings about getting married on Valentine's day. It's mostly about how to avoid cheesiness and clichés. mpc
It's about whether or not you should take your kids on your honeymoon. mpc
The word ‘literally’ has changed. Word nerds like me tend to rage out about things like this. But why? We can accept it without having to embrace it.