“Mind your language, son!” is what my father used to say to me with some frequency when I was a boy. You can imagine what I must have been saying: imagine that on rainy days, when I was stuck inside mostly. I’d been listening to and learning from Charlie Brown, the comic book character, and all of his expletives. (“Rats!“) And during the dry season days in Viet Nam, where I was growing up, I was listening to and learning from my playmates, speaking words that you might not want to read aloud here even if you could.
So I thought I’d start blogging again. And I figured “Mind Your Language” was okay for a title. Alas! The title’s way too popular; it’s been taken by somebody else already who started a blog as “A lttle extra help for advanced students of English who have nothing to do of an evening but study.” Furthermore, it’d been taken by the group of bloggers at “The Guardian newspaper for its language blog,” as my pseudonymous blogger friend, named Theophrastus, has kindly pointed out. He looked more closely to see, and you can mind this too, how the URL for my new blog is “never mind the tagmemics.” Let me just suggest you never mind that for now. I’m just learning wordpress (and have blogspot as a backup and as more than a backup).
Thanks for reading. I may blog something else soon.