Tag Archives: Christmas

On having survived the Mayans, and Christmas, and a little bit of snow

My RE teacher long ago set us the challenge of re-translating from the original Greek the first sentence of the Book of John: “In the beginning was the word…” As all translators – and, indeed, users of English – know, some words have more than one meaning; and the multiple meanings of a word (particularly [...]

Yule (b)log

Tis the season to be jolly, fa la la la laaa, la laaa la laaa! Unless you work in sustainability that is, in which case it tends to be the season to come over a bit scroogy, and mutter things about ‘useless tat for landfill’ under your breath. This year though, rather than muttering about the unsustainability [...]