WHO IS JOHN ANSELL?

Well, that sort of depends who you are.

If youíre an advertiser, Iím the writer of the NZ National Partyís 2005 billboards and Taxathon TV ad. (If you're a lefty, make that the 1987 and 1993 radio ads for the Labour Party.)

If youíre a word lover, Iím the silly poet who penned the book I Think The Clouds Are Cotton Wool Ė Rhymes Committed by John Ansell.

If youíre a speaker seeker, Iím the wordplaying loon who entertains conferences with his Dances With Words and attempts to teach Plain English As A Second Language.

If youíre at school, Iím your friendly word selector and judge for the 2006 National Spelling Bee, AKA The Word Man.

That's me in a nutcase. What about you? What kind of words were you looking for? If I can help, just say the word.