Sign time

I have recently started learning British Sign Language (BSL), and what a wonderful language it is! Spoken English seems to actively delight in confusing its users (see, for example, my previous post on plurals, where so-called ‘regular’ forms are often anything but). With BSL, by contrast, it is generally (although, admittedly, not always) instantly clear… Continue reading Sign time

Fire! (Or more pointless grammatical pedantry)

Over the past few months of unemployment I have had the chance to rediscover my old mild obsession with the computer game SimCity. There is something quietly satisfying about watching thousands of tiny, virtual people working, playing, and generally living their best lives, at least until zombies devour them or giant lizards tread on them.… Continue reading Fire! (Or more pointless grammatical pedantry)