Wednesday, 26 February 2014

I'm flagging

A flag, as I'm sure you know, is a piece of cloth used as a symbol of a country or organisation. Such flags can also be used to send messages or signals. You can flag up something for attention, or flag down a taxi.

Flat stones used for paving are sometimes known as flags. To flag is to become tired or less enthusiastic. Flag is also a type of iris.

Is there anything you can think of that I should have flagged, but didn't? Ah yes, another free to enter writing contest.

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Going straight

Straight means going in one direction only without deviation. Alternatively it's used for something level or symmetrical. To straighten is to put into proper order or condition.

Straight up, implies honest and direct, unless it's a drink in which case it would be undiluted. A straight-laced person is conventional and respectable.

I had my hair straightened today. What do you think? Does it make me look straight-laced? Should I change it straight away?

Wednesday, 12 February 2014


I'd post the definition of apathy, but frankly I just can't be bothered.

Not interested in finding a suitable picture either, so here's something selected at random.

ps not really feeling apathetic, just busy writing!