14 June 2009


The Summer Special concept comes to cyberspace courtesy of your favourite blog

Shrug off those dowdy winter grammar trappings and spello ramblings, and lighten up your mood with our all-new weekly pic'n'caption combo. Each and every Monday over the sun-filled months, Words & Fixtures will publish something wonderfully light-hearted to tickle your fancy, so flip off your flops and don't stress it...

08 June 2009

Word: organogram

This was used in an email I was sent at work last week.
Frankly, I thought it was just plain rude.
Fancy using language like that in a "send-all" email.

05 June 2009

Pictures: add your own stories

Check this out for more intriguing Deja Vu (the beach one) and Babel Tales (the Times Square one) shots by Danish-born, New York-based photographer Peter Funch...

03 June 2009

Word: a windy day

Was round at Randy's last night; feeling the pain of pear cider/lager/white wine mix still. Anyway, in response to hearing all the news from Words & Fixtures Towers, Randy revealed to me that Boris Johnson's favorite word is 'carminative'. Apparently this has something to do with the pleasure derived from breaking wind. Randy loves breaking wind. Talking of which, our friend Ian, who also happened to be present yesterday, has only just learnt the joys of burping. Thirty-six, and never been burped.

Anyway back to BJ. You can read more on the New English Review: http://www.newenglishreview.org/custpage.cfm/frm/19810/sec_id/19810
I, like NER, am a fan of his invention of the word "bemerded":
"Almost every day I go for a run down the bemerded pavements of North London."