‘Kindly confirm the exact location of your birthmark’

           I don’t know about you, but I am frequently, almost constantly, pestered over my mobile phone by people I do not know from Adam or Eve, trying to dragoon me into buying something I am not in the least bit interested. Like investing in an apartment complex promoted by builders I have never heard […]

Did the earth move under your feet?

                   Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one must be silent. Ludwig Wittgenstein. The Austrian philosopher Wittgenstein (1889 -1951) bequeathed to us an armful of quotations like the one above, which were often opaque, which only he understood, and took a dim view of those who didn’t. It is said that even Bertrand Russell struggled to figure out […]

An open letter to Jacob Rees-Mogg Esquire

                 Note: For the benefit of readers, I am giving below the so-called banned words and phrases shunned by Mr. Jacob Rees Mogg, Leader of the House of Commons under the Boris Johnson administration, to enable you to better appreciate the contents of the letter. Very / due to / ongoing / hopefully / unacceptable […]