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UNCOOL: ‘That awkward moment when…’

November 15, 2012


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


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


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 […]