In certain countries if somebody calls you “a tool” it’s not a compliment. The Urban Dictionary suggests being “a bit of a tool” can be emphasised with the term “tool belt” standing for somebody who is a bit stupid, or a liability.
Aussies and kiwis tend to use a similar “What a dick head!” but that’s another story, and normally doesn’t go down well in particular parts of America where Richards don’t actually mind having their names abbreviated to Dick (In the U.K. you’d be hard-pressed to find an actual Dick).
Ah, but I’ve digressed before I’ve even started.
Anyway, in this intermittent when-I-feel -like -it series, I’ll be discussing some writing tools – and no, unlike many, I won’t be hyping up Scrivener. Not yet, anyway. My first is free, and an editing tool.
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