Category Archives: Expressionless

The DLR is often described as ‘pedantic’

On Sunday, while suntanning its legs, iPad-Googling for bathroom light fixtures and hand-writing a magnum novelistic opus (sort of), the DLR scanned the New York Times‘s predictable three-day weekend article, which was headlined ‘Let’s Be Less Productive‘. You don’t need … Continue reading

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Not factually correct now, is it?

Much like the Lib Dem’s election promises, we’d like to point out some other things that people say that seem to be true, but end up being utterly, utterly false. To wit: Shoot for the moon, you’ll end up among … Continue reading

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More nautical misunderstanding

To say ‘it floats my boat’ suggests only that something does the minimum. Of course a boat should float, otherwise it’s not a boat, it’s a wreck. The answer to ‘does this float your boat?’ should be: ‘No, it revs … Continue reading

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Idiot wind

The expression ‘take the wind out of one’s sails’ completely misunderstands how wind works. One cannot ‘take’ the wind anywhere or from anything. A ship that loses the wind in its sails simply makes a bad tacking decision. Duly note … Continue reading

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