Animator Wanted

I saw the above poster today and naturally my eye was drawn to that word: animations.

It needs to be said that this poster probably wasn’t written by a native English speaker, and by animations they probably didn’t mean cartoons, which is what most English speakers would take it to mean. So with that in mind: what do you think animations means here? Continue reading


Not the most complicated of creatures, jellyfish. And not the most complicated of words either.

Jelly + fish = jellyfish. Easy. I heard the word during a song this evening, and was struck by its simplicity. But of course I had the feeling that there’d be something interesting, linguistically, about jellyfish.

And so I found myself on the Wikipedia entry for jellyfish. And that was just the beginning… Continue reading