The Engine Room
This is JD's blog about language use, journalism, and media old and new.
Wednesday, 20 April 2011
What JD did next
So I haven't written anything here on The Engine Room since last summer. That's because I've been working on a new site, Cathedr...
Wednesday, 2 June 2010
A tree is something resembling a tree
Unlikely as it sounds, I recently got involved in a drunken discussion on the difference between a tree, a bush and a plant. I Googled ...
Monday, 31 May 2010
I demand a recount
The Engine Room didn't make it into bab.la and Lexiophiles' list of the 'Top 100 Language Blogs 2010', but if you voted for ...
Thursday, 27 May 2010
What do you call it when... someone's visual identity is unknown?
This query has been emailed into The Engine Room: Is there a word which means that a person's visual identity is unknown? For example,...
Monday, 24 May 2010
The bomb was placed in a taxi... twice
Nothing very exciting today - just a bit of image and caption duplication I spotted on BBC News a while back: I like capturing mistakes ...
Saturday, 22 May 2010
Word of the day: crashworthiness
During my time working on B2B transport mags and now websites, I've come across some interesting transport-related words. 'Crashwort...
Wednesday, 19 May 2010
'50 odd people are being killed every single day'
According to BBC News (or more accurately, Pretoria News crime reporter Graeme Hosken), 50 odd people are killed every day in South Africa....
Monday, 17 May 2010
Through Fuelmyblog I've had the chance to sample some absinthe from Absinthe-Shop . What's that got to do with language use and jou...
Saturday, 15 May 2010
Celebrity chef Antony Worrall Thompson is a man of few words. One word, in fact - and that word is 'gravadlax'. I spotted this on ...
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