Double entendre – what is it?
Double entendre is French term which, when translated into English, means ‘understood in two ways’. Double entendre can consist of a clever play on words, a sinister allusion to an opposite yet co-existing meaning, or simply anything which could be understood in two ways! It need not be rude, it can simply be witty and…
The Leighton Smith Podcast – Episode 161
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of appearing as a guest on New Zealand’s national radio station, iHeart Radio, on The Leighton Smith Podcast. Leighton has been podcasting for NewsTalk ZB for 33 years and is known for his unique style, for questioning the status quo and for his controversial, yet common sensical commentary.…
Satire – what is it and where did it originate from?
Satire is one of the oldest styles of political commentary and writing. It has its origins in Ancient Greek culture and we first find examples of it in the early 400s B.C. during a time in which the Greek city states were in a series of wars against each other, known as the Peloponnesian Wars.…