‘Postrophes

Posted by Rob Shimwell

Just had a chum drop me a line that asked if there should be an apostrophe in a sentence he wanted to use in a possible strap-line. It was about possession rather than missing letters. “Eastcott: The pets kind of vets.” Where to put the…

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We’re only human

Posted by Rob Shimwell

  As part of a teaching qualification I’m working towards, I recently wrote an extended assignment on the science of marketing. I’m trying to get a Modjool in Marketing. A whole modjool. Now there’s a lot of flannel and marketing–speak…

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Learning a Language – the struggle is real… for some!

Posted by Ilona Dawson

Amo, Amas, Amat, Amamus, Amatis, Amant… The Latin conjugation for ‘I love’ was my first taste of learning a language at the tender age of 8 and I have never forgotten it. Whether this was to do with the methodology in teaching it as a…

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The bi-products of being bilingual

Posted by Ilona Dawson

An Englishman, a Frenchman, a Spaniard and a German are all standing watching an American street performer do some juggling. The juggler notices the four gentlemen have a very poor view, so he stands up and calls out, “Can you all see me…

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Pardon the Jargon and please excuse my slanguage!

Posted by Ilona Dawson

Language is crucial to your everyday life, I would argue it is life-saving, life-affirming, life-giving! We would struggle to function if we did not have the use of language, whether in its written, spoken or signed form. Language is adapted and…

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How to be successful in China – Cultural business tips

Posted by Ilona Dawson

Don’t be that bull in the china shop!   It would be somewhat arrogant and foolish to head east, clutching no more than a suitcase, a wing and a prayer, in pursuit of a new life in a culture that has no bearing to the one you are leaving…

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