Browsing Archives of Author »Rakhesh Martyn«

UNCOOL: ‘That awkward moment when…’

November 15, 2012

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That awkward moment when… …you try to be witty and describe an awkward situation but then realise you’ve just complicated it unnecessarily and ended up with a sentence that makes no sense. Oh wait, that doesn’t make sense, does it? I’ve already talked about ‘same difference’ and replacing ‘have’ with ‘of’. Today I’d like to […]

UNCOOL – replacing ‘have’ with ‘of’

May 29, 2012

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When Chelsea beat Barcelona to go through to the final of the Champions League, a friend of mine posted a status on Facebook about how he was delighted that John Terry would be suspended for the showpiece in Munich. A friend of his (a Manchester United fan) commented on it and the thread developed into the […]

UNCOOL: the expression ‘SAME DIFFERENCE’

May 10, 2012

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words: Rakhesh Martyn The other day, I had a thought. During my six years in the UK, I’ve heard a lot of people use the phrase ‘same difference’ in conversation. Their use of this nonsensical two-word combination has annoyed me so much that I’ve gone and written about it. The first time this abomination actually […]