A is for Awesome

From Awesome to Zeitgeist, you’ll be blown away by this no-brainer A to Z of buzzwords, hype and cool stuff. A is for Awesome Please don’t send me any more

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Jumbo

So we were talking in Catalan about something very large, and my son said: “in English you can use jumbo, right? Like a jumbo-sized sandwich or burger or other horrid

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Flipchart

I needed a flipchart (back in the dark days before I had a smartphone). And I could not for the life of me remember how to say it in Spanish

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Snoreathon

The first time I came across the word ‘snoreathon’, I fell about laughing. It’s so amusing and evocative. How was the match / the movie / your date? A total

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Using Your Loaf

When I was growing up in the north of England, at bedtime my mum always used to say: come on now, up the apples. In those days, men still wore

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Don’t you just love this word? I do. It’s one my totally favourite expressions, one of those matches made in heaven where two words that rhyme or alliterate or have

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With A Rose Between Her Teeth

A story that plays with both British and Spanish stereotypes. “Whenever we Costa Brits became weary of sun, sea and sangria, tired of bright beach umbrellas, blue skies, palm trees,

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Not Schrödinger’s Cat

An article of mine about the Catalan language once appeared in a magazine under the title ‘Catalan Got Your Tongue? The Language With Nine Lives.’  I showed it to my

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