There and Back Again

There’s such a big difference between the words “luggage” and “baggage.” “Luggage” puts one in mind of matching suitcases packed with swimming costumes, beach reads, guide books and hiking boots. Whereas “baggage” is the heavy stuff that slows you down and steals your joy. There’s a difference, too, between the words “holiday” (a refreshing break)…

Shiny, Happy MomBots

I recently came across a 2013 Oxford University study of jobs most likely to be computerised in the future, and let me tell you, it makes for interesting reading. Among the least likely jobs to be handed over to robots are teaching and social work, and one of the most likely is telemarketing (a fact…

What Are You Laughing At?

  What am I laughing at? Nothing right now, thank you for asking. The fact is, I have abused my sense of humour so badly that I think it’s broken. I have pretend-laughed at too many mangled punchlines, fake-chuckled at knock-knock jokes that make absolutely no sense, and grimace-smiled at countless pranks that began with…