Life is busy for Kwoklyn Wan. When the third-generation restaurateur and chef isn’t appearing on This Morning to teach Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield how to make wonton soup, he’s probably making crispy noodles on Steph’s Packed Lunch. If you’re not hearing him laugh on the radio, you’ll probably find him grinning in several magazines. And if he’s not teaching karate chopping to hundreds of people, you’ll most likely see him teaching vegetable chopping to hundreds more.
This week’s wordwatch looks at the use of “commonplace” and how it has evolved from denoting something exceptional to mean something trivial.