Adventure, Adventure, Adventure..?

Canoe-Rainbow

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will never hurt me” has been taught to children for generations.  If only it were true.  Words do hurt, but they can also inspire, motivate end enthuse people, provided they are used correctly…

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Lost in Translation..?

You may think that English is the common language of the British Isles, but many people speak dialects which contain words that confuse and confound.  Just ask yourself what you call a cob..?  Whilst you are scratching your head, let me translate.  In Derbyshire we eat cobs, but they are also known as rolls, bread cakes, baps, bread buns, barmcakes and even a softy.  You might question what point I’m trying to make here..?  When you’re speaking with an audience, never assume they understand what you’re talking about.

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Are you a victim or a victor..?

Hospital-Bed

It might be a strange question to ask, but sometimes I think that I’m getting old and grumpy enough to ask it.  However, before we go too far, lets have some definitions from the wonderful Oxford English Dictionary

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