Smart Meters Are Soon Going to Be Unavoidable, So Get Used to Them

We must all learn to love smart meters even if we were indifferent about our old meters!

We must all learn to love smart meters even if we were indifferent about our old meters!

Soon we may well be inundated with ads and other pressures to grow to love the new Government scheme to put ‘smart meters’ into every British home by 2020. Yes, every home.

This is on a scale bigger than the compulsory conversion of every gas appliance in Britain to North Sea natural gas between 1967 – 77 at a cost of about £100m and writing off redundant coal gas plants while 13,000,000 domestic appliances, 400,00 commercial and 60,000 industrial systems were changed.

However, smart meters are being dubbed ‘potentially dangerous’. And expensive and already outdated, according to many critics. But hey, it’s part of the EU green targets so who are we to grumble? Although it has to be said that Holland and 4 other countries are dropping the idea.

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People Get Creative With Their Parking Solutions As the Problem Gets Worse

Where MBF Blogs is situated is near Lowestoft. The town has been styled by some as the place where can be seen some of the worst parking in Britain.

Top Gear’s presented Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to visit as he got very hot under the collar recently about parking.

Jeremy Clarkson is not everybody’s favourite TV presenter, writer or driver. But sometimes he comes up with something that strikes a chord.

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The English Language May Not Reign Globally Supreme For Much Longer

Spoken language remains essential for us as social animals

Spoken language remains essential for us as social animals

This blog is for everyone interested in language. Even more so, for those interested in our English language. And the changes that technology has brought and is bring to the way we speak, write and think.

English has become the language of choice in media for most of the world. Almost every country teaches English as the first foreign language to their children. We might learn French, German or even Mandarin. But we still expect most people to understand our English!

Professor Peter Trudgill writes a column each week in the Eastern Daily Press in which he writes about English in the way she is spoke in Norfolk, particularly.

A recent one was called ‘Being able to enjoy a mardle is quite a new concept.’ (7 July 2014). A mardle, by the way, is a good old gossip, a small talk round the table or on the street corner or over the garden wall…

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