Opinion

The star-spangled myth – October 2022

I grew up fascinated by myths and legends, to the point where many of my favourite childhood films involve the phenomenal artistry of the late Ray Harryhausen, the master of stop-go animation. My home office shelves are adorned with replicas of some of his finest creations, such as the Cyclops of Collossa, the Kraken, Medusa, the sabre-tooth tiger, and the Harpies. As a child,...

A clear focus on eco – September 2022

During a recent journey back from an evening trip to the beach, I pulled up by a convenience store to buy a drink. My young daughter watched on in horror as a teenager departed the store, walked straight past a bin, and proceeded to pull the detachable, clear plastics cap from her sports drink using her teeth. She then spat the cap out onto...

Red herrings and white elephants – July 2022

When Morrisons recently decided to switch its milk packaging from HDPE bottles to cartons, the supermarket chain hailed savings of 100 tonnes of plastics...

It’s semantics – April 2022

Have you ever wondered about the difference between the words ‘guarantee’ and ‘warranty’? Or between ‘regardless’ and ‘irregardless’? Or even between ‘between’ and ‘among’?...