“Don’t get constipated”

Got a great reply to yesterday’s email:

Hey Julian,

MEF is an excellent job. Really. The essence of what you’ve been advocating for in learning English last few years. Concise and good to read.

Just swallow these bloody typos and don’t get constipated. Best of luck!


No worries there.

Those typos–nor anyone’s opinion–are going to get me constipated. They slide right out like yesterday’s (very spicy) Sri-lankan curry.

There’s an image you needed, I’m sure.

In other news the bulk of work for my latest research project is almost done. Which is a relief. I realise emails and things have been a little… sporadic… over the last couple of weeks.

Thanks (again!) to the people who helped out.

I’ll be discussing the results in this very newsletter shortly.

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Julian Northbrook
Language Punk. Still feeling yesterday’s curry.

P.S. Today is a national holiday in Japan…

Meaning the kids didn’t have to get up for school.

So yesterday we went over to our Sri-lankan friend’s house for some very, very agreeable food. Hence the spicy curry.

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About the author: Julian Northbrook is an unconventional punk of the business English learning world. A leading expert in English education and direct response marketing, he’s fully equipped to drag you kicking and screaming from English-mediocracy to speaking at an outstanding level. After being turned down for his dream job in the art industry, Julian suffered three long years as a crap Japanese speaker. He understands exactly what it’s like to feel like a total idiot every time you speak. But Julian overcame his language problems, mastered the language, and went on to work first as a freelance translator, then as an executive member of a Japanese company. But he soon grew sick of the corporate world and left it to pursue something infinitely more satisfying — running his own business helping small business owners and entrepreneurs get so good at English that they forget that it’s not their first language. He writes the infamous Doing English Daily Newsletter which you can (and should) subscribe to.