Are you one of those adults who secretly (or, perhaps, not so privately) unwinds with coloured paper images?
This subject is the focus of an article in the current issue of Psychology Today. The rather reflective subheading is “Buyers may come in for the nostalgia but stay for the inspiration”. (more…)
A note received yesterday from a screenwriting site noted the vast array of recent film releases featuring comedy blended with other genres. Some of these reflect evolution in our social mores. Examples included:
- Action comedy, such as ‘The Kingsman’
- Dramedy, such as ‘The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel’
- Horror comedy, such as ‘Vampire Academy’
- Female Empowerment comedy, such as ‘Trainwreck’
- Mockumentary, such as ‘What We Do in The Shadows’
- Senior Comedy, such as ‘The Intern’
I like to think of myself as pretty well versed in a range of our language, including how it relates to grammatical terminology. Thanks to the September edition of Toastmaster magazine, that belief system is heretofore, thanks indeed to a brief but cogent article identifying little-used terms representing selective message repetition.
Two words are introduced, neither of which per se have been familiar, I suspect, to many of us, although the underlying applications as rhetorical devices have been observed over time. (more…)
Could this be the future of gas prices with the impact of carbon pricing?
You wouldn’t expect too many customers at this price!