Monthly Archives: January 2018

Adjective Apocalypse continued

As soon as I fulminated on Peacockshock about foppish copywriters using adjectives as nouns, I was targeted by malicious leaflet distributors who’d clearly read my blog and knew where I lived. The first offender was a flyer from Pure Gym inviting…

Porcupettes and Puggles

I’ve always been fond of porcupines, or ‘fretful porpentines’ as Shakespeare called them. So I was delighted to discover that baby porcupines are known as … porcupettes. This prompted me to look up some other baby animal terms. It turns…