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Language

What?

I am struggling with the deluge of emails, and cold calls I get these day, and what I find amazing is the number of people who contact me and speak in a language I do not understand – and I don’t mean Portuguese or Icelandic ….I mean ‘management speak’! Now I did a degree in Management Sciences in the 70’s, so I’ve done more than business jargon 101 but these days it has reached a level of obfuscation which baffles me! Today a guy wanted to link with me on Linkedin and his opening line was today: Given your industry, you’ll know how hard it can be to maintain a low-cost new business model to consistently drive quality inbound media production leads. I think he means it’s hard to find new business . . . but I wouldn’t swear to it.

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Humour Humor Language Life

Modern times….

Driving is so different these days!

Hand signals!?!

They’re out the window…….

Thanks to Milton Jones for the inspiration!

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Language Life Thoughts

It was a dark and stormy night ….

Before I finally awoke at four a.m., I had already made one trip to the bathroom. Returning to bed, I looked in on my desk to see what time it was. I glanced out of the window.

The rain was lashing down and the wind was howling in gusts. There before my eyes I saw four hooded figures standing at the corners of a large pyre of wood waiting to be ignited. Their cloaks swirled in the wind. My mind flashed back to the cathartic scene in Race with the Devil where Peter Fonda sees a coven performing a Satanic rite – the event which instigates the frenetic chase which leads to inevitable disaster. . . .

I put my glasses on so I could see my watch which also enabled me to make out the shape of the skip which next doors builders had filled and to which they had attached black bin liners ……..

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Humour Humor Language Life

A rare opportunity…..

On Wednesday, my friend Wido gave me the opportunity for an irresistible piece of word play. He sent me an email, from Holland saying: ‘Is Johnson still ruling the waves?’ ‘No, he’s waiving the rules!’ I replied with unsurpresssed delight!

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The missing inks

My latest contribution to Zuiderlucht