Advanced Subsidiary GCE Unit – Applied Business

I have just refound the OCR A-Level paper in which my name is used – thanks to Mrs Parkes. It still makes me giggle. A wide range of friends have been name-checked! Unit 4: The Impact of Customer Service ‘However, after a few weeks it was evident that Adam’s administrative and interpersonal skills left a … Continue reading

Asleep – Yeah right

Writing about http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/8104519.stm A linguistics professor was lecturing to her class one day. “In English,” she said, “A double negative forms a positive. In some languages, though, such as Russian, a double negative is still a negative. However, there is no language wherein a double positive can form a negative.” A voice from the back … Continue reading

Walking Down the Aisle

A true story. A relative of Himself is a vicar at a local church. The church doors open.  The bride is ready.  The organ strikes up and plays: Robin Hood, Robin Hood, riding through the glen Robin Hood, Robin Hood, with his band of men Feared by the bad, loved by the good Robin Hood, … Continue reading

10% Discount on Demagogy

dem·a·gog·ic   Audio Help   /ˌdɛməˈgɒdʒɪk, -ˈgɒg-, -ˈgoʊdʒɪk/ Pronunciation Key – Show Spelled Pronunciation[dem-uh–goj-ik, –gog-, –goh-jik] Pronunciation Key – Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a demagogue. Also, dem·a·gog·i·cal. [Origin: 1825–35; < Gk démagōgikós, equiv. to démagōg(ós) (see demagogue) + -ikos -ic] —Related forms dem·a·gog·i·cal·ly, adverb der·ma·tol·o·gy   Audio Help   /ˌdɜrməˈtɒlədʒi/ Pronunciation Key – … Continue reading

Laurie Taylor Vs Jamie Targett

I love The Poppletonian, Laurie Taylor’s mock university corporate news colum in the Times Higher Education (yes, we’ve lost the Supplement bit).  I also love his cast of character including the desperate Jamie Targett, Director of Corporate Affairs, and the hippy-dippy useless Jennifer Doubleday, Head of Personal Development. I was thrilled when the VC welcomed … Continue reading

Learning Experiences – A LOL Cat’s Guide

Takeaway Tips

As my mother is inexplicably fond of saying, by way of a tip: Never put a cat in the washine machine or you’ll end up with a sock in the puss. (Don’t get me started on the mushroom and fuschia jokes….) But here are some stolen top tips or kernels of thoughts gleaned from the … Continue reading

Not So Useful

I’m a latecomer – but it really cheered me up…. I Can Has Cheezburger? Make your own at The Cheezburger Factory

Sam’s Joke