Learning French for a trip to Paris

I have wanted to properly learn a language for some time now but have never felt like I had the time and was never sure which to learn with so many to choose from: French, Spanish, German, Italian, Greek e.t.c. Not to mention languages from places outside Europe and extinct languages such as Latin andContinue reading “Learning French for a trip to Paris”

Apologise versus Apologize

An age old argument: –ize or –ise. Is it apologise or apologize? Until recently, I thought that it was apologise as I was told that apologize was American. However, this is a common misconception as both are actually English. When I discovered this, I was at a loss as to which to use. I thenContinue reading “Apologise versus Apologize”

The Oxford Comma

The Oxford Comma. Some love it and some hate it. But why? The Oxford comma is a comma that goes before the words “and”, “or”, and “nor” in a list of 3 or more items. For example: “I had eggs, toast, and orange juice.” Many people, including myself, were taught at primary school never toContinue reading “The Oxford Comma”

Mind Palaces

Mind palaces. Most of us didn’t know what they were before we watched BBC Sherlock’s The Hounds of Baskerville and were inspired by the scene in which Sherlock appears to have a brain like a computer. I was definitely inspired by that episode of Sherlock, but I didn’t take action for a long time asContinue reading “Mind Palaces”