There have been many critics in recent years claiming literacy levels in school children are on the decline, and when its announced that this years ‘Children’s Word of The Year’ is ‘Hashtag’.. it’s hard to disagree that there is a valid argument. Earlier this week, it was reported that 6,500 new words have been added to the official Scrabble dictionary – that’s the little book … Continue reading Scrabble Just Got ‘Dench’.. #Really?
A few years ago whilst at University, I produced a radio documentary all about money in football which focused on the contrast between the obscene amounts of money top clubs pull in comparison to the lower league clubs fighting to have enough money to be able to continue. In March 2014, an article stated that The FA invests £50Million a year into grassroots football to … Continue reading Too Much, Too Young?
I’ve always been a big fan of rap music from a young age. I grew up in the late 90’s/early 2000’s so my first real taste of the genre were from artists like Eminem. I always remember getting the CD single of ‘The Real Slim Shady’ shortly after my 8th birthday. The song features the line ‘and thats the message we give to kids, and … Continue reading Wait Until The Bleep Drops
At 23 years old, I still consider myself to be somewhat ‘young’ although I’m slowly starting to slip into the minority of people I grew up with who aren’t yet married and/or have had or are expecting children, not that any of that is seen as competition, you just know shits getting real when you fail to recognise names popping up on Facebook posts, only … Continue reading Who Will You Leave Your Selfies Too?
I’ve always been intrigued as to how big news events can suddenly bring out the ‘expert’ in 90% of your Facebook friends list. Continue reading “Jumping on the ‘Post Election’ Bandwagon”