The joy of the English Language (and using it in copy)



Gloriously Goaty game for any gregarious gallivant‘.  I spent a day in London last weekend helping a friend to celebrate her birthday and came across this wonderful example of alliteration.  With these delightful words next to clever imagery and on colourful packaging I was easily persuaded to buy the product behind the words (which was, in fact, a small packet of Goat’s Cheese Biscuits).

We had spent a relaxing couple of hours wandering around Fortnum & Mason in Piccadilly (definitely a ‘treat’ shop) gazing at, picking up, touching and feeling the incredible range of ‘treat’ foods that included chocolates, biscuits, cakes, Easter Eggs, tins of tea, preserves, cheese, and condiments, and lots more.

We probably wouldn’t have enjoyed ourselves nearly as much had Fortnum & Mason not surpassed themselves with their superb product marketing that presented the products in such a colourful, creative and enticing way and drew us in to find out more and read such delightful snippets of copy.

And it reminded me of the joy of the English Language and the amazing array of words that we’ve got to choose from, and how powerful they are when cleverly put together.


Britain used to be a moderate, good-natured, and fundamentally calm country, which celebrated its practical judgment and resistance to utopianism. Three years of culture war have basically driven it insane https://t.co/bE7AcqMWDT

Brutal and brilliant analysis of @borisjohnson by someone who knows him well ... “Almost the only people who think Johnson a nice guy are those who do not know him.” https://t.co/o6jo6F6CpY

Today "Our Trees" - a docu-drama about the awesome Sheffield Tree campaigners & their fight to save Sheffield's trees - aired on @BBCRadio4. 'Heartwood', a poem I wrote in protection of the trees, was part of it.
The poem's below––& the programme's here: https://t.co/LKWF0cutf7 https://t.co/DII2bACQ7C

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