Reports of my death are greatly exaggerated

August 26, 2007

Nearly Legal has reported the demise of this blog. Not true. Terminological Inexactitudes lives on, although not necessarily here…


Job satisfaction

March 20, 2007

When I started this blog the intention was to use it as a place to rant about things about this job that get up my nose. As I said at the outset, I only intended to post occasionally. Recently, however, I’ve had fewer and fewer things to rant about. Don’t get me wrong – I still get bothered about the usual things: legal aid, the Law Society, estate agents and pointless ‘quality marks’. However, even those haven’t been concerning me so much of late. Shit – what’s happening to me? God forbid I’m becoming satisfied. Next thing you know I’ll be going to local law society meetings and putting myself forward for some bloody committee. Christ, this is getting serious…


Country bumpkin solicitors

March 4, 2007

Love this post, by Geeklawyer. Whilst I have every sympathy for him, he doesn’t have to deal all the time with jumped-up nobodies with delusions of grandeur. As a solicitor in an insignificant backwater that is, unfortunately, my fate.

Of course, I long-since got over the fact that I’m “an insignificant nothing & a nobody” myself.


Insulting Human Rights

February 22, 2007

I read today with dismay but no surprise the BBC report that an Egyptian blogger has been jailed for “insulting Islam and the president”. Christ, if you could be jailed for insulting President Blair then you’d need to double the number of prisons to solve the overcrowding crisis.


Sorry Tessa

January 19, 2007

Oh shit. Just noticed I’ve been tagged, by Tessa Shepperson of the Landlord Law Blog. Sorry Tessa, but I’m with Nearly Legal on this one. I hated chain letters when I was a kid, and I hate them even more now. So I’m afraid you won’t get me telling any ‘interesting’ facts about me, such as that I once caught a High Court Judge in a public lavatory with a [censored]


Get real

January 18, 2007

Just seen the news today. What the fuck is all this Big Brother/racism nonsense all about? It’s NOT reality. It’s just a crappy TV show about a bunch of publicity-seeking cretins, viewed by sad people who either don’t have a life of their own or have nothing better to do. Why any reasonably intelligent person should want to watch this garbage is quite beyond me – I’ve had the misfortune to come across it occasionally whilst flicking channels (it seems to be on several), and have been unable to watch more than about twenty seconds without being overwhelmed by nausea. People, it’s not real – THEY’RE PLAYING TO THE CAMERAS. Switch over or switch off, then the ‘problem’ goes away.


And the best thing about Christmas is…

December 21, 2006

…being spared, for one week at least, the depression of reading the headlines in The Law Society’s Gazette. As the cheerless staff of the Gazette take their Xmas break, solicitors will not have to read about legal aid cuts, competition from all and sundry, outside interference and all the other threats to the profession that this publication gleefully imparts.

Almost makes you want to agree with the idiot who said “I wish it could be Christmas every day”.