Pumpkin soup is definitely something we need to watch out for!  Remember, you’ve been warned… A newsletter, which I receive reasonably regularly, previewed its feature articles in the email header, and was considerate enough to put women, in particular, on the alert. Former MPs in High Court allowances bid, how Centrelink assesses eBay sales,…

 

                    I enjoy receiving my Word of the Day from Dictionary.com, but I was a little disappointed when I saw this entry: Definitions for putsch 1. a plotted revolt or attempt to overthrow a government, especially one that depends on suddenness and speed.   Now I’m guessing that a government ‘that…

 

It’s difficult to get through even one day’s reading without having to struggle through the tangled mess of woolly words – a real dog’s blanket of poor grammar and lazy language use. Amateurs can be forgiven for occasional mistakes in the written work they have to do. For many people, writing is not their primary function; the…

 

Most of us have written those all-important promotional letters, letting businesses and community organisations know what we can do for them. We tend to focus on how we can help them in their professional communications, web content, marketing materials, press releases and so on … Here’s an idea that writers often overlook.   It might be…

 

Lots of people are confused about using alright, as opposed to all right. This issue has come up three times in the last few days, so … Here are a few points that might clear things up, without getting too technical. All right is never going to be wrong (no pun intended). So, if in…