Monday, March 02, 2009

Save our words!

According to this article, the words dirty, stick and guts are on their way out. Verbs also for the chop could include stab, push, turn and wipe. What they have in common is that they are all "rapidly" changing (over hundreds of years I suppose) and they are not then gone just forever changed.
I quite like all those words so maybe we ought to be using them more?


Sunday, March 01, 2009

Alexander Lebedev

Just seen an interesting interview with Alexander Lebedev, the new owner of the London Evening Standard.
What came across was how intelligent, modest and cultured he was. An interesting character (an ex- KGB agent in the 80's) and maybe one to watch for the future.