How to Argue is a book by the lawyer Jonathan Herring. Do you hate arguments and avoid them at all costs? Or do you just find that you keep losing them? Perhaps even when you win, somehow you feel it has all been counter-productive? If so, this is the book for you. It will teach… Read more How to argue
Work, the what’s-its-name of the thingummy and the thing-um-a-bob of the what d’you-call-it. – P. G. Wodehouse Fortunately, I had all this wreckage to build a space swapping doodah-thingy-whatsit. – The Sarah Jane Adventures (TV series) English has several words for a thing or person whose name you don’t know or can’t remember or can’t… Read more Thingummy
The ICAO Radiotelephony Alphabet (aka NATO Phonetic Alphabet) is a spelling alphabet used to say letters aloud on the radio or telephone. It is used internationally by airlines, armed forces, the police, etc. Alfa Bravo Charlie Delta Echo Foxtrot Golf Hotel India Juliett Kilo Lima Mike November Oscar Papa Quebec Romeo Sierra Tango Uniform Victor… Read more Radiotelephony alphabet
Do you know the meaning of these interjections? uh I’m thinking or unsure what to say next. We’ll be meeting them at, uh, 4 o’clock. Of course I still love you, it’s just, uh… Uh, maybe. Sometimes written as “er”. She’s, er, busy. uh? What did you just say? What do you mean? – Amy,… Read more Uh. Uh? Uh-uh. Uh-huh. Uh-oh.