Tuesday 8 May 2018
Comments Off on Great Strength or Poor Aim?
It is probably down to the latter but I’ve already managed to prang the handle of that sledgehammer I mentioned the other day. I probably should have concentrated more on aiming than on slamming the hammer down as hard as … Continue reading
Sunday 5 June 2016
Comments Off on Driving a Wedge
Language is often grounded in the pragmatic experience of our forebears. Phrases that sound like cliched metaphor and simile, such as “being on tenterhooks” draw on working practices from the past – in this case stretching new woollen fabric on … Continue reading