An erudite scholar presented a speech in which he used the phrase, “the world is your oyster”.
At first it hit me as the millionth use of a tried and tested and tired cliché, and I silently cringed. Later, on deeper thinking, I wondered why indeed the world was my oyster, or anyone else’s and why it’s such a popular idiomatic expression.
Be afraid. Be very afraid.
Stand aside fellow writer as a machine does your work.
This is highly possible, and as early as 2018, if writings on the power and glory of Artificial Intelligence (AI) is anything to go by.
Browsing through the Huffington Post, I happened upon a blog about strange and wonderful words.
When I reached the end of the text, I realised with horror that I have been known to groke on several occasions.