Australians don't like it, New Zealanders can't get it, Graham Henry admitted to being embarrassed at having to spruik it ... we lift the lid on everyone's favourite poo-like sandwich spread, Marmite.

With every year that passes, the necktie is disappearing more rapidly than miniature sausage rolls at a work morning tea. So loosen yours (if you[re wearing one) and join us for a brief but thorough examination of every capitalist's favourite noose: the common necktie.

Jandals. They're like sporks. How? Both words, dear reader, are what etymologists know as 'blends' – they combine elements from two existing words to create a new one. In the case of the spork, the progenitors were spoon, and fork. As for the jandal: Japanese sandal, of course.