Presentations

Links for “Words That Build Your Business”

David Mitchell’s Soapbox

Passion
Standards of Spelling
LOL
The Great British Public
Authenticity
Dear America
Going Forward

Podcasts

Longform Podcast: John Grisham

Poems

“Fire and Ice”, Robert Frost.
The Second Coming (W.B. Yeats)

Further Reading

“Politics and the English Language” by George Orwell
Politics and the English Language (Wikipedia article)
“Mother Tongue: The Story of the English Language” by Bill Bryson

Reference

The Shorter Oxford Dictionary has more examples of how words are used than smaller editions, and isn’t as cumbersome as the OED. It has useful information on the origins of words. Fowler’s is about on good and bad usage, and of course a Thesaurus helps when you can’t find exactly the word you want.

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary
Fowler’s Dictionary of Modern English Usage
Roget’s Thesaurus of English Words
and Phrases (Penguin Reference)

Events

BCS Entrepreneurs Group Events Calendar

Miscellaneous

Plain English Society’s Mistaken Criticism of “Unknown unknowns”
The Oxford Comma: Great For Listing, Pontificating, And Winning Court Cases
Railway Bridge Of The Silvery Tay by William Topaz McGonagall (Read by John Laurie)