Archive for the ‘Language’ Category

Destroying your soul with hyphens

14 May 2012

Nonsense business phrases annoy me. There are so many out there which mean almost nothing. Those that have a clearly discernible meaning are just ways of saying something simple in an overly complicated way to inflate one’s own sense of self-importance. (more…)

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Too many buffalo

30 April 2012

I’ve just come across what might quite possibly be the best sentence I’ve encountered yet:

Buffalo buffalo Buffalo buffalo buffalo, buffalo Buffalo buffalo.

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I just spilt wine all over my leopard

9 April 2012

After seeing an xkcd comic a few weeks ago about setting an internet browser to replace all incidences of the word “keyboard” with “leopard”, I decided, being the complete geek that I am, to have a go myself.

The result was fairly entertaining at first, but the novelty soon wore off, and I forgot all about it. However, I also forgot to disable the script.

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