… Or, another in my occasional series looking at life’s small vexations.
I’ve had a grumble-free time of late and can only find two things with which to take indignant exception today.
My latest grumble is the word ‘hack’. This seems to be taking the place of ‘tip’ when describing a useful suggestion.
To the best of my knowledge a ‘hack’ is a third rate journalist. The article I was reading suggested it was appropriate to clean the oven with an ‘ingenious hack’. The mind boggled at the prospect and I worried that if I did manage to stuff a journalist, however third rate, into my oven I would probably get into quite a lot of trouble.
My other gripe this week is a social media transgression. If I re-tweet you, the appropriate response is sift through my page until you find something palatable enough to reciprocate. Sending a profuse thank you message with a promotional link to your product is pretty bad form and really not playing the game.
That will do for now. Back soon. May even find a recipe to thrust you all with next time.