Communication is complicated in the modern Tower of Babel

“But far more numerous was the herd of such Who think too little, and who talk too much.” --John Dryden. During the early 1960s, I was assistant editor of The Newfoundland Examiner, a weekly tabloid published in St. John’s. It was a journal launched to provide progressive news and views that were not likely to … Continue reading Communication is complicated in the modern Tower of Babel

The flexibility of English makes it a treasure chest full of all kinds of wit, wisdom, and whimsy

“Wit consists in knowing the resemblance of things   which differ, and the difference of things which are alike.” – Mme. De Stael Anyone who makes a living from writing English will come to enjoy the many ways our language can be transformed into clever, ingenious, witty, and pleasurable forms of wordplay. One of the oldest … Continue reading The flexibility of English makes it a treasure chest full of all kinds of wit, wisdom, and whimsy