I’m going doolally tap!

English is full of amazing expressions. Here is just one of thousands: ‘I’m going doolally tap’ (I’m going mad). Where on earth did this come from? In India, there was a hospital at a place called Deolali used by British soldiers during the time of the Raj and in the...

How to write proper English

The Phil Gower Way! Avoid alliteration always. Prepositions are not words to end sentences with And don’t start sentences with ‘and’. Don’t forget to use a full stop Avoid clichés like the plague. They are so old hat. Comparisons are more harder to get right, so don’t...