Today is the Thursday in the month when we play ukuleles at the retirement home in the village of Bainbridge in Wensleydale. The residents gather in their lounge and we play tunes at their request and we all sing. Everyone seems to enjoy it and it passes a lovely afternoon.
Going up the dale again after yesterday was yet another joy. The 'candles' on the horse chestnut trees are in full bloom, the leaves on the other trees are almost all out and are still in pristine condition. They are a joy to behold.
Back (fingers crossed) to a corrected television as the engineer came this morning and fitted a new piece to my aerial. Time will tell.
Now a question for you. Watching programmes like Breakfast, where folk are interviewed, something struck me this morning. The language seems to be changing. Previously ordinary folk like you and me seemed to start almost every sentence with the word 'well'. Suddenly I noticed that this is changing. This morning people seemed to start every sentence with the word 'so'.
Has anyone else noticed this - is it a trend or what?
It is easy to criticise but I suspect that if most of us were suddenly thrown into the limelight over some issue we might forget syntax, grammar and the like and just try to struggle through what we wanted to say. But you might all watch out for a day or two and then let me know if I am imagining it. It might also be interesting to know whether there is a commonly used expression, or word even, which irritates you in the English language and which is in common usage.
Beautifully sunny here today but a very cold wind
blowing - thermals have been looked out again. How about you?