My thesis is this: if words may be likened to kitchen utensils- and I think they may- then the bulk of our language is made up of spoons, forks, knives and spatulas. They can easily do most of the jobs required- the ultimate effect depends on the skill of the user. For slightly more specialist jobs, such as grating cheese, you might need a slightly more specialist tool- such as a cheese grater. Some words are melon ballers. You might use them once in five years, or more often if you want to show off, but in the main they’re a waste of drawer space.
Which led me to back to food and blogging. When drafting ideas for a site redesign I temporarily put aside Ed‘s idea of a magazine format and thought about setting it up as a restaurant menu – daily posts would be in the centre (white text on a “blackboard”) with the blogrolls headed by “Tasty Starters”, “Entrées”, “Nibbles”, etc.
That made me wonder how I would classify this blog. How about a
smorgasbord nice spread of paste sandwiches and sausages on sticks cobbled together by the ladies of the UCM?
So, how would you describe yours?