Symi Dream

Living on a Greek island

A Greek island blog from Symi in the Dodecanese islands of Greece. "James’s great talent lies in his careful observation of the absurd and the amusing, the dramas and the difficulties..." Anne Zouroudi.

Symi Dream - Living on a Greek island

Tuesday Morning

Tuesday Morning

The clouds are clearing, the wind has dropped, the temperature in the office at 6.30 was a reasonable 14 degrees, and the sea down there is calm. Neil had gone off to his first aerobics class of the year, so I am expecting a lot of limping later, and I have been chained to my desk doing my usual. I had a rather startling update from the Grammarly programme I use. This is a plugin to Word (and online) that checks your grammar, and I tend to run everything through it these days. It just told me that, ‘Your vocabulary was quite voluminous last week. You used more unique words than 99% of Grammarly users.’ Probably because I spell so many words incorrectly.

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I was also more productive than 99% of Grammarly users in the last 30 weeks. Apparently I wrote 158,843 words (and later had to corrected 158,842 of them, I expect). Startlingly, I was 96% more accurate than most other users, with only 1,016 miswritten words. I used 6,577 unique words – which could be something to do with working on The Witchling which has a lot of Kentish and made-up dialect in it, and my top three mistakes were all to do with missing commas in compound sentences, or not enough commas, or just incorrect use of commas. Not surprised. After that many words, I reckon I’m a bit comatose. (Comma-tose, get it?) Anyway, can’t stay long now as I have to annoy the programme a little more with another block of poor typing, so I’ll add a couple more general photos (from Neil) for today and let you get on.

Ps, Grammarly only found three issues with the above, which I have now altered.

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