Gerry Thompson

Linguistic pedantry

I am the world’s greatest linguistic pedant. That’s why I do appreciate this wonderful cartoon by Horacek: For examples of my own linguistic pedantry, see the following link: annoying things people say  

Annoying Things People Say

Annoying things people say…all the time I’m a linguistic specialist; my specialism is identifying how wrongly people express themselves noticing when people do things wrong, and getting annoyed at it. I am very good at my job. Why can’t people simply use language correctly?

A feng shui story

I’d like to tell you a story about my friend Jemima Postlethwaite – a story of house purchase, feng shui and amazing miracles. I swear, every word is totally incredibly true.

Nonsense relationship mythology

Okay, here’s why it all goes wrong…. Society offers us a fairy-tale mythology about romantic relationship, and most of us buy into it. It’s surprising how deeply rooted yet this mythology can be in many of us – even though we might not admit it. Here are the basic points: