Fred Talbot faces 9 charges of incident assault and one serious sexual assault
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Wednesday 31 March 2010
The eminent Anglo-Saxonist Bruce Mitchell delighted in appearing to be a slightly old-fashioned scholar resistant to new developments, and defended his position rigorously and without apology, though always with humour. When he completed his monumental Old English Syntax in 1982, towards the end of his long career as a scholar of Anglo-Saxon, he introduced it with the words, "I have to state categorically my opinion that ... the techniques of the various forms of linguistics fashionable today have little to offer students of Old English syntax."
Friday 19 March 2010
They couldn't get Lord Ashcroft to come in so they took it out on Hayden Phillips.
Monday 15 March 2010
Letters that begin "Dear Sir/Madam" and references to "Mr and Mrs" are both remnants of "sexist thinking", according to psychologists.
Monday 08 February 2010
Language does not decay unless it ceases to be used for communication. It changes, sometimes other people's usage (or mistakes) grate upon those who say it differently, but the language itself is not in any danger.
Thursday 14 January 2010
State grammar schools took the top two places in this year's A-level league table, beating all of those in the independent sector.
Wednesday 13 January 2010
Saturday 26 December 2009
On Boxing Day morning, you don't want this column's usual nit-picking about things that went wrong in the past week's issues of the paper. So this week we change into festive attire and offer instead a celebration of some particular felicities.
Saturday 12 December 2009
Monday 30 November 2009
It seems a bit churlish to start talking about New Year’s resolutions when we still have Christmas and all its glorious overindulgences to look forward to, but not all resolutions have to involve new trainers, rice cakes and celery.
Friday 20 November 2009
Tuesday 27 October 2009
Sunday 04 October 2009
Wednesday 29 July 2009
Saturday 25 July 2009
Sunday 12 July 2009
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
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