A few good signs

On the subject of entertaining signs… what, you weren’t talking about that? Surely it’s always a subject worthy of discussion. Here are some prime candidates to showcase the personality types of people that like signage: The Bully The Depressive The...

Talking of truth in advertising

With reference to the previous post here on The Word, Debbie in England sent me this yesterday. You have to respect the plain honesty for saying just what they mean: If it’s a bit hard to read, let me clarify: Your number 2 business Is our number 1 business...

Engender customer confidence

I was with a friend in a Sydney suburb this weekend. I won’t name the suburb – let’s just say it was north of the Bridge. As we were walking along I saw what I first took to be an abandoned, ramshackle house about three days from demolition. Then I...

Satan-worshipping cults

The Word Quote of the Week this week goes to Ahmad Reza Radan, Tehran’s police chief. It seems that police in Tehran are cracking down on women who “dress like models” and men that have “Western-style haircuts and clothing”. All of this...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

DON’T WORRY – NO SPOILERS HERE On Saturday I went to K-Mart. The Book was sold out. Dymocks next, and they were sold out too. So I went to Borders and there was a queue like it was a music festival with only one portaloo. Sod this, I thought to myself,...