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Thursday 10 May 2012
1. DK Speak French in Just 15 Minutes a Day
Sunday 29 April 2012
Burlesque is all about the tease. It involves a joke, a knowing wink. It's about celebrating the natural female form. It's a theatrical performance, naughty but nice, subversive but saucy...
Saturday 31 March 2012
Disastrous slump in sales sees Research in Motion ditch consumer market to focus on business users
Friday 30 March 2012
"P.T.E.R.O.D.A.C.T.Y.L?" Even as someone who gets paid to write words, that one nearly stung me. The spelling bee, the US educational staple made famous by 2002 documentary, Spellbound, is now available to test British wordsmiths' spelling abilities.
Thursday 15 March 2012
Its current print run will be its last ever. John Walsh mourns the end of 244 years of bourgeois self-improvement
Wednesday 29 February 2012
The word "meh", the verbal equivalent of a shrug of the shoulders, might date all the way back to a 1994 episode of The Simpsons, but in recent years it has become everyone's favourite way of expressing anything from tedium to indifference online.
Saturday 25 February 2012
Bryan Clarke writes from Dartford in Kent to draw attention to this, from a picture caption in last Saturday's magazine: "Take a peak at his rarely glimpsed later works." That should, of course, be "peek".
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Baroness Warsi is clearly committed to making religion look ridiculous
Saturday 12 November 2011
With the death of Dr David Macey, we have lost an internationally renowned scholar, author and translator, whose publications mapped and excavated the terrain of contemporary French intellectual and political debates.
Sunday 04 September 2011
Thursday 01 September 2011
I have a confession I am a little nervous of making, given the extreme reactions we get to this subject: I don’t do crosswords.
Thursday 01 September 2011
Sunday 28 August 2011
Monday 22 August 2011
While it may have been a rare occasion that one heard the word "wittol", it is now likely to become even more so, as it joins a number of words that have become extinct in the past year.
Tuesday 16 August 2011
Nigel Farage: NHS might have to be replaced by private health insurance
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
French court convicts three over homophobic tweets, in case hailed as a 'significant victory' by LGBT rights campaigners
British Muslim school children suffering a backlash of abuse following Paris attacks
George Galloway condemns 'racist, Islamophobic, hypocritical rag' Charlie Hebdo at freedom of speech rally
Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd
- 1 The truth about 'girl things': Three cheers for Heather Watson's honesty
- 2 Man who held up 'hire me' sign at Waterloo station returns a year later with 'I'm hiring' sign
- 5 Men behaving badly: Urinating while standing, 'manspreading' and the gendering of selfishness