Great essay that one. Was at uni with mainly French people (studying in English), and sent them all that to help them unlearn French writing techniques, which seem to me to consist of flowery and obscure language in an incredibly formulaic strcture. » 7/01/14 9:32am 7/01/14 9:32am

So I'm a huge football ('soccer') fan and there are so many reasons one can legitimately criticise it - a culture of racism and sexism, ridiculously overpaid, overdramatic stars, the BBC's insistence on making us listen to Phil Neville etc. » 6/26/14 8:07pm 6/26/14 8:07pm

So I know this is going to get different responses cos different states have different laws but can you not drink in parks in the US? Drinking in parks is one of my favourite Sunday afternoon activities. (Except I live in the UK, so rare is the day one can do this without being drenched). Public drinking ftw » 6/09/14 5:59pm 6/09/14 5:59pm

The boys in my sixth form had to wear suits and I used to get incredibly distracted in biology (the irony) by the boy in front of me whose back muscles rippled through his tight suit jacket. DID HE GET PHOTOSHOPPED?!? NO! » 6/06/14 11:23am 6/06/14 11:23am

I wouldn't say gliding over, but just doing them at the same time no? I mean, they run concurrently and can you IMAGINE what the internet would do if there was no Peter Dinklage for a whole season? Apparently gliding over the Iron Islands plot though. » 5/25/14 2:20pm 5/25/14 2:20pm

Doesn't the gingery-brown come from the Tully side though? I read (I think) on the asoiaf wiki that all the Starks, bar Arya, look like Tullys with their auburn hair, whereas Arya and JS are said to look alike, and Arya is also supposed to look like Lyanna. Anyway, I really like the L + R = JS theory, I think it seems… » 5/22/14 10:24am 5/22/14 10:24am

Ladies, I've gotta be honest, you're terrifying me with your mother stories. I'm only 20 and me and my mum, though not 'friends' are fairly close. She will criticise occasionally, but not often and generally just gives decent advice and some support and let's me do my own thing. Is this something that appears out of… » 5/13/14 11:41am 5/13/14 11:41am

I know right? Is american Strongbow somehow different to british Strongbow because in the UK its what you drink when you're 15 because its £2.50 for a 2 litre bottle. And then you tape it to your hands and play Edward Ciderhands. And then you are paralytic. » 5/02/14 1:48am 5/02/14 1:48am

I went to Reading festival when I was about 16/17 and there was a huge crush on the main stage after Dizzee Rascal and before Babyshambles - haven't got the biggest fan audience crossovers those two - with everyone leaving and a bunch of people trying to get in. We were getting crushed so decided to crowd surf over… » 4/24/14 11:25am 4/24/14 11:25am