How the scales fell from my eyes

Posted by on Jul 21, 2012 in Blog | 2 Comments
How the scales fell from my eyes

I found myself, as always on a Friday, at Discoteca Los Ángeles. Only a hardcore remained by 5am. That included José-María, bibulous olive-oil mill owner, maker of moonshine, aged and unsuccessful lecher and sufferer of wine-blossomed facial features. He asked what unit was used to gauge weight in Britain. “Stones”, I said. Something about saying […]

Etymology – the origin of words

Posted by on May 9, 2012 in Blog | 3 Comments
Etymology – the origin of words

‘Spelk’. It’s one of the thousands of words that I store in my internal library – and when the need arises, it is the word I would naturally elect to use. The people of the town from which I hail use that word; it’s used all over north-eastern England and much of Scotland (though it’s […]