Ethan Hawke: Nae bad ah suppose. Jesse Bradford: Nivir heard ae the bawbag. Jarno Trulli: Hey big man, gonnae lay oaf the pies? Aung Saan Su Kyi: Hmmmmmmmmm? The above gizmo comes courtesy of I’m not whether it’s an insult to me or Aung San Su Kyi that the machine thinks we’re lookalikes. Mrs […]

IED Attack

February 24, 2007 | Leave a Comment

Ever wondered what an IED attack is like in Iraq? A horribly detailed account by milblogger Eric Coulson in Iraq is here. Strong stuff . . .

BBC Bias?

February 22, 2007 | Leave a Comment

For some reason BBC bias has become a hot topic right now in the UK. I think it’s because this ex-BBC employee has a new book out criticising the Beeb. He’s featuring heavily over at too.

Lily Livered Lille

February 21, 2007 | Leave a Comment

It’s become very unfashionable in the MSM in recent times to talk of physical courage or the lack of it. Your typical chin-stroking ((c) Mark Sandell) pundit will dash off a 3,000-word article on the nature of moral cowardice in a jiffy but when it comes to facing up to adversity in the physical sense […]

Have you ever wondered about the power of words? How about winker? An editor on the BBC forums expressed horror that I had let this evil word slip through while moderating some debates . . .

Radio Lingo

February 6, 2007 | 4 Comments

Want to know what a trisco is? Here’s a list of the weird jargon I’ve encountered so far in the BBC’s World Service. Thanks to Ruth for the idea and I look forward to comparing vocab . . . Read on to enter the strange world of radio lingo:

An e-Mail from the depths of Novell, the world’s second largest open source company, wings its way to me on the day Microsoft Windows Vista is released; the author has written to a bunch of folks in his department . . .