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Volume 1 - No. 2 -  2013



"In Paris they simply stared when I spoke to them in French.  I never did succeed in making those idiots understand their own language." - Mark Twain


The B-Word is Balderdash! - by Joe Sinclair

Confusion reigns about what is and what is not permissible language in public usage.

There are words regularly used in [what used to be termed] polite society that are banned by certain TV programme controllers, yet permitted by others.  The situation is even more complicated when comparison is made between British English and American English areas of permissibility and prohibition.

Here Joe Sinclair allows his thoughts to discharge themselves somewhat randomly and enlivens his views with some pithy quotations.