Definitely

How the hell do you spell definitely? It’s got to be one of the most misspelled words that I’ve ever seen (I just misspelled “misspelled” haha the irony). Definitely! It’s definite, it’s always going to be the same. For sure, yes! I’m positive! Dead certain. The key for me to remember this word’s spelling is in …

Mnemonic.

A Mnemonic is the use of easily memorised information, to remind you of something hard to remember 🙂 Eh? What? hahaha Let me show you. With coding there is a mnemonic which reminds “us” (coders) of the order that some code has to be written in, it controls the look and actions of the “hyperlinks” …

Kick the Bucket. Idiom.

kick the bucket This idiom means to die. “Have you seen old James recently?” “Oh haven’t you heard?” “Heard what?” “He’s kicked the bucket” “Oh dear, how did that happen?” I think this idiom could come from when people would be hanged, executed. People would stand on something, the noose would be put around their …

Suck it and See! Idiom (?)

I’m not sure if this is an idiom or not, I think it is. Other idioms are clearly unrelated to their meaning, for example, “kicked the bucket” means “died”. Suck it and see is an expression which is almost guiding advice, it means “try it”. Example: “I’m thinking about setting up an online clothing/fashion company, …

My Photograph on Look North!

I was working at North Shields Library a few years ago. At the time I was keeping a blog, or an online diary as us old farts might say (I don’t like the word “blog”). Anyway, I was regularly taking photo’s (apostrophe for photo*graph*s, not anything to do with a plural and a mistake: “photo” …

Opening a can of Worms. Idiom.

I’m opening a can of worms here. This idiom means to start talking about something that will bring many controversial opinions or new problems. I’ll try to explain it with an example because it’s hard to describe. If a family were talking about an issue, like “it’s been six months now, since you took time …

Richard Kuklinski.

Richard Leonard Kuklinski (April 11, 1935 – March 5, 2006) Richard Kuklinski was a 6’5″ (195 cm), 300 pound (135 kg) contract killer for the mafia. He was born into an extremely violent and abusive New Jersey family, where he even witnessed one of his brothers, being beaten to death by his alcoholic father. His …

Have a Butcher’s. Cockney Rhyming Slang.

I was actually at the butcher’s today (Butcher’s shop/stall). I went to the Grainger Market in Newcastle city centre, to buy my fruit and veg (I always go to the same stall because it’s stunning value for money). I’ve taken to looking at the deals on meat, on one of the many friendly stalls that …