Why smoking celebs are no role model

According to today’s news reports, doctors want film censors to be more rigorous with their certificates if actors are smoking. Experts believe that seeing someone such as Brad Pitt or Uma Thurman smoking, for example, is likely to encourage young, impressionable kids to start smoking. Oh cobblers! There are many reasons why kids take up smoking and probably bottom of […]

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The view from the provinces

C’s mum has been down for a few days and gave me an insight into life in places such as Shrewsbury. She’d made a special visit to this posh chocolate shop, to buy something for C’s birthday and was greeted by a ‘Back in 5 minutes’ sign on the door. Given that she’d made the trip especially, C’s mum happily […]

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Mysterious vowel movement – bacn

The grammar police have been called following the mysterious disappearance of the letter ‘o’ in a new Web 2.0 definition. Over the weekend, the word ‘bacn‘ appeared in various emails and feeds. Used by the so-called netheads, it describes “low-priority” e-mail that is not important enough to reply to immediately, but is not spam – examples include Facebook notifications. The […]

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