Here’s a good read (thank you, as always, Nautilus) on why we should take words (and writing) seriously. Especially puns. Why? Because the ambiguity our language offers isn’t simply an excuse for seriously unpunny puns, but an opportunity to explore “how languages use words to capture reality and how the words we inherit as native […]

I’ve just finished Robert Macfarlane’s ‘Landmarks’ and if you were ever lost for words, here’s the perfect antidote. The book is a paean (a song of praise or triumph, in this instance to the names we give {gave?} things) against the steady erosion of words which perfectly capture the smallest of observations (so a smeuse? […]

As the small screens we face-off to increasingly dominate much of the interaction (conversation?) between us and, well, most things now, having a way with a mircocopy (or rather more emotively perhaps, a Few Good Words) is a skill as important as the design of rest of the UI. And while txt, icons and emoji’s […]