Daps, pumps or plimsolls… what do YOU call your canvas shoes?

Converses: one of the main brand of canvas shoes

A recent Twitter chat with a graphic designer down in Bristol (near my home town of Bath) reminded me of the different names we use for everyday objects. In this case it was footwear. Or, to be precise, canvas shoes. A

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Even copywriters can lose their mojo for their blog

I’ve a confession: this is my first blog post in six weeks. And only my fifth this year. I know that doesn’t exactly sound like a heinous crime, even for a freelance copywriter. And I very much doubt if anyone

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How to decide whether to use ‘a’ or ‘an’

A or an: you need to listen to the sound

A recent query from a client reminded me of a topic I’ve been meaning to blog about for a while: when to use a or an. Most of us will remember learning a simple rule at school. If the word

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