Weird Words: 5 mistakes that turned into new words and phrases

English teachers will tell you what’s right and what’s wrong about your spelling, grammar and punctuation. What's interesting is that many of the words and phrases we use began life as mistakes anyway. In this month’s “Weird Words”, I’m looking at 5 words and phrases which no longer invite any attention from the teacher’s red … Continue reading Weird Words: 5 mistakes that turned into new words and phrases

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“The Old Woman and the Post Office”… a Christmas story

Evening all! This week, since I'm feeling festive, I thought I would post a little Christmas story that I heard a few years ago... * There once was a man called George who worked for the Post Office. His job was to process all the mail with illegible addresses. One day, a letter arrived addressed … Continue reading “The Old Woman and the Post Office”… a Christmas story

copywriting, grammar, writing

The complimentary complementary compliment – the beautiful confusion that is the English language

“Compliment” and its nearly identical twin “complement” are two of the most confusing words in the English language, with more meanings than you can shake a stick at. Let’s try and break this down. A “compliment” is when someone says something nice, flattering or praising to you. When they’re saying these things, they’re being “complimentary”. … Continue reading The complimentary complementary compliment – the beautiful confusion that is the English language

Welcome to the new site!

Hello! Welcome to my new copywriting website! My old website is still live for the moment, but my goal with the new site is to better explain and demonstrate the freelance copywriting services I offer to businesses. I will use this blog to post articles about copywriting, writing in general, my love of language and … Continue reading Welcome to the new site!