Archive for December, 1999

zzz: Across the Pond

"Everything is expensive in the UK, especially in London, but it's hard to tell because prices are listed in some kind of weird foreign money." —me, with tongue firmly in cheek As has been noted often, British English and American English are quite different in many ways. Of course, that statement implies that each is […]

yyy: Build a Better Catchphrase

A catchphrase is brief, catchy phrase, used widely and repeated often. There are many different kinds of catchphrases, including these overlapping categories: References: brief quotations from a particular source, meant to evoke the original source. For example, brief quotations from movies or television shows, such as "Go ahead, make my day" or "And now for […]