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The nettle in the sentence

Last month we returned home after a few weeks away.  While catching up with the backlog of ‘normal’ life I paid little attention to the pot plants on the windowsill, except for a slurp of water every so often.  Then … Continue reading

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Let’s start with a joke

Wordplay has been a mainstay of the British sense of humour from Shakespeare onward. Double meanings lead to misunderstandings, chaos and hilarity.  The style has been adopted and adapted enthusiastically in the US.  This joke, which could have been invented … Continue reading


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