January 14, 2014
by Graham


I wrote in an earlier post about regional variation in terms for lying snow. There are also phrases that belong to one part of the country rather than another. My mother would look at a lowering sky, when dark clouds … Continue reading

November 25, 2013
by Graham

Doctor Who

This weekend it has been almost impossible to avoid Doctor Who. Even Google introduced a simple game to its home page for both Friday and Saturday. I don’t understand why they didn’t commemorate JFK’s assassination on Friday, but there was … Continue reading