The Chip Shop Awards. It’s infamous as the go-to marketing awards for anyone who loves a knob gag, off-colour humour, or submitting that “Every Lidl Helps” advert to the ‘Best Parody” category for the fifth consecutive year. But it’s also a damn good challenge to anyone with a good idea that just couldn’t run. That sounds […]
Over the weekend, ITV’s CITV channel showed a collection of retro kids’ TV shows from the 90s. But while Pat Sharp and the Twins, Tregard and his hapless dungeoneers and Julia Sawahla’s Press Gang all triggered waves of fond memories from the decade that shame forgot, something key was missing. 90s adverts. And not just […]
There’s a battle going on in your living room. On one side is the impressionable language centre of your poor innocent child’s brain. And on the other is a small woolly mouse that speaks in patois.
That little Rastamouse is going to destroy the way your child uses the English language to the point that they’ll be unable to talk, write or even think in the Queen’s.
If I’d have told you 24 hours ago that The Guardian were the UK newspaper that used Twitter most effectively, you’d have believed me.
And then came the #guardianexclusive. Oh, well done Guardian Sport. To quote another sporting foot-shooter, “take a bow, son.”
The most tragic thing about the Sea Kittens campaign is that Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall showed campaigners how to make people think about where their food comes from with his anti-battery chicken crusade. Wouldn’t farmed salmon swimming in their own shit have made a more effective image than this?
I’m from Salford. I pronounce market as “mar-ki’.” My significant other is from Hale Barns and pronounces market as “marr-kit”. That’s about 15 miles. Now I’m no expert on Eastern European pronunciation, but I think that pronunciation will be as markedly different in Talin and Astana as it is in Brussels and Lisbon.
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