MISCHIEVERSE now available to pre-order…am so excited!

Mischieverse is Suzan St Maur's first book of naughty, humorous poetry ... coming soon from Corona Books UK.

My first ever collection of poetry is has arrived on Amazon, due for publication September 18th, but you can pre-order your copy or copies NOW! And surprise, surprise (you know what I'm like) ... it's potty-mouthed, entertaining and very funny. … [Continue reading]

21 reasons why English is a b*tch of a language to learn

English homonyms and homophones on HTWB

The English language never fails to astound us with how utterly ridiculous it is ... in many places. Here are a mere 21 examples of homonyms / homophones / homographs that confuse us on a daily basis and make life hell for most students from other … [Continue reading]

More bitsa business jargon – plenty of B’s

English Business Jargon demystified on HTWB

"B" is for "Big Apple" and "Big cheese" ... but do you know the real meaning of "bust my chops," "boil the ocean," or even the humble "by the way?" The next in my new series... Bad apple: if you know about horticulture you will know that one … [Continue reading]

Why your website text is NOT about your business

how to write good business website text by Suzan St Maur on HTWB

No, it's not a typo. It's not about you You lose count, don't you, of the number of websites you see that talk all about the company concerned, when it started, what it prides itself on, and all manner of other "we-wee" words. It starts on … [Continue reading]

A tribute to the neighbour from hell – in verse…

Rumour has it that big blue van ... Once, shall we say, met with big misfortunes ...

There's one in every village, small town or neighbourhood, isn't there. The one who insists on flaunting their rights no matter how much it makes life hell for everyone around them. Here's a poetic tribute to the syndrome's prize example in my … [Continue reading]

Business jargon bits – do you know what these “A” words mean?

Business jargon on HTWB

Ever wonder why we talk about "a month of Sundays?" Or "at the drop of a hat?" Here's a selection of English jargon beginning with "A" that you'll often see in business writing or hear in meetings, talks and presentations. Let's start at the … [Continue reading]