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 links: annoying things people say Heavy Negative Trips Your Parents Laid on You
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?
Do you remember when New-Agey stuff was all the rage? I remember it all right. I had the time of my life – but it was weird. I happened to be in California during those times – an excellent karmic choice, as it turned out; wild and wacky and wonderful. I was on a big
Human evolution is going backwards! courtesy of Lucid Nation
Gerry runs a workshop for Hatchery Writers in Brighton. In this practical session explains how humour works and how to be funny. Then he sets the writers exercises to do. Finally, we hear some of the results they produced in the course of the two hour session….
Check out this very funny little film about how differently women and men communicate:
Gerry Thompson offers nine powerful things you can learn from stand-up comedians in order to be a better, more confident and more impactful presenter or public speaker. This video was recorded at Amex Stadium, Brighton. A longer version of this video clip, with more detail on each learning point, can be found here
Learning from stand-up comedy: lessons for life Most people think that professional stand-up comedians are depressed or jaded individuals who use dysfunctionality to drive their art. My view is otherwise – but either way, I believe that we can learn a great deal about how to deal with life from observing their methods. Let’s look
Findhorn Press’s newsletter carries a feature by Gerry on the value and importance of living in the present moment, and some pointers about how to go about it: http://www.findhornpress.com/pages/living-in-the-present-moment-pv-c0-603.html
See Gerry’s humorous latest Huffington Post blog on this topic here