Writing Trivia

100 Beautiful And Ugly Words

This article is so interesting. We love words and we love what Mark Nichol has to say. 'One of the many fascinating features of our language is how often words with pleasant associations are also quite pleasing on the tongue and even to the eye, and…

Great Poets’ Favourite Recipes

Reblogged from The Atlantic In late April of 1973, poet and self-taught chef Victoria McCabe mailed form letter requests to 250 of the era’s leading poets, asking them to share their favourite recipes. Some 150 replied, 117 of whom made it into John Keats’s Porridge: Favorite Recipes…

15 Idioms For Periods Of Time

What is an idiom? Definition: An idiom is phrase which has a meaning that is commonly understood by speakers of the language, but whose meaning is often different from the normal meaning of the words. After hours: In the evening or at night, or late in the…

10 Idioms About Food

Source for Image: Grammar.Net What is an idiom? If you want to learn how to write for business, join us for  The Plain Language Programme. If you enjoyed this article, read these posts: 93 Extremely Bad Business Writing Habits to Break Nine Things To Avoid When…

RIP – Sylvia Plath

Today is the anniversary of Sylvia Plath’s birthday. She was born 27 October 1932 and died 11 February 1963 Sylvia Plath’s Epitaph: Even amidst fierce flames the golden lotus can be planted.  by Amanda Patterson
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