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Sunday 28 July 2013
If you know already, well done. If not, read on to find out about the gizmo with the silly name
Wednesday 03 July 2013
Despite the fact that German is a better language than English for compound nouns, the latest addition to German dictionaries has a particularly British ring to it.
Monday 17 June 2013
June's quarterly update to the Oxford English Dictionary includes a raft of technology-inspired words
Wednesday 22 May 2013
The inventor of the Gif file has revealed that the world has been mispronouncing his creation.
Wednesday 22 May 2013
Steve Wilhite, creator of the GIF has sparked controversy by declaring during an interview that his creation is properly pronounced "Jif".
Monday 20 May 2013
It is more often associated with a teenager’s first curious sips of alcohol or as a sugary lubricant at school discos up and down the country, so Smirnoff Ice’s presence at a high society wedding at the weekend was a curious one.
Google is listening (and watching): First, futuristic specs. Next up it's Google Now, a voice-control service to sock it to Siri
Tuesday 30 April 2013
Simon Usborne tries out Google Now - and finds the more it knows about you, the smarter it is
Tuesday 16 April 2013
Pity the poor folk who invent product names; their lives are about to become very complicated
Friday 12 April 2013
The White House has been forced to deny that President Barack Obama was involved in granting clearance to the hip-hop mogul Jay-Z and his wife, Beyoncé, for a recent trip to Cuba.
'Ello, Hola, salve – London police officers given courses in dealing with public in Spanish, Polish, Russian, Arabic…
Friday 29 March 2013
London officers given courses in dealing with public in Spanish, Polish, Russian, Arabic…
Tuesday 19 March 2013
My hosts told me how brilliant the novelist Zoe Heller was at the game. It was calculated to get my competitive juices flowing.
Friday 22 February 2013
Michael Edwards, who writes in English and French, joins eminent guardians of language
Should Scrabble's 75-year-old scoring system be changed? Researcher says modern words render the board game's tile values out of date
Tuesday 15 January 2013
Joshua Lewis argues that many letters are now far more common than they used to be
Match Report: Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool revival gains impetus with Luis Suarez the miracle worker against Sunderland
Wednesday 02 January 2013
Liverpool 3 Sunderland 0
Tuesday 18 December 2012
"Right-wing" is the only appropriate description for Nigel Farage's party
Thousands of teenage girls enduring debilitating illnesses after routine school cancer vaccination
Migrants in Kos: Photos show real tragedy after Brits abroad complain of 'awkward' holidays
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
Michael Gove determined to scrap the Human Rights Act – even if Scotland retains it
Threat to scrap Human Rights Act could see UK follow Nazi example, warns UN official
Why this year's general election was the most unfair in Britain's history
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- 5 Ayyan Ali: Pakistan's top model now appears in the courtroom rather than on the catwalk