Category Archives: Song

Grammar: Comparative and Google Poetics

“Type a few words into Google’s search bar and you’ll see four predictive suggestions pop up in the space just below. It’s a bit of technology the search giant calls Google Instant: ‘a search enhancement that shows results as you … Continue reading

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Song: Doom and Gloom, by The Rolling Stones

 Whether you are a Rolling Stones’ devotee or not, there’s no denying their new single – “Doom and Gloom” – is likely to be the best thing they’ve released in years. Have you listened to that yet? Go ahead and … Continue reading

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Song: Walk away, by Franz Ferdinand

So when Mateus commented on the last post he asked me about Franz Ferdinand and it’s not the name of any drawer but the name of a very cool Scottish band. As you’re probably aware of my obsession with Scotland (and … Continue reading

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