The Good Grammar leader warned that now apostrophes are gone, commas could be next
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Shakespeare 1 Molière 0: 'Linguistic treason' as France prepares to accept English teaching for university sciences
Tuesday 21 May 2013
Higher education minister Geneviève Fioraso aims to make future French scientists better able to use international language of scientific research
Tuesday 14 May 2013
Thursday 09 May 2013
You've probably seen the Charles Ramsey video by now (if not, hey, it's right above). In the 3 minute clip, the neighbour of Ariel Castro, the man today charged with kidnapping and raping three women, describes how he heard one of the victims shout from next door and went over to help. It's become a viral hit - with almost ten million views on combined YouTube sources - but what's the root of its success?
Friday 26 April 2013
WWNMS? ‘What Would Nancy Mitford Say,’ wonders Eleanor Doughty, quite properly
Tuesday 23 April 2013
Could this have been an act of sabotage by the outraged burghers of bucolic Stedham, deep in the Sussex countryside?
Friday 05 April 2013
Corsican-speaking MEP to present report on dwindling dialects to European Parliament
Friday 29 March 2013
Can this fanfared debut live up to its billing? After a few wobbles – yes, a new star is born
Tuesday 05 February 2013
If you think a play that sets out to celebrate the 400th anniversary of UK-Japan relations sounds in danger of becoming a dry history lesson, you'd be right.
Tuesday 29 January 2013
Tom Leece is Film and TV editor at Fourth & Main
Thursday 27 December 2012
No wonder Germany often gets such a bad press when it comes to Europe.
Wednesday 05 December 2012
The publishing world gags itself expertly with this dose of self-censorship
Tuesday 27 November 2012
The trial of Maria Afiuni, who has been in detention for three years, could begin today
Monday 19 November 2012
Herman Van Rompuy has threatened to keep Europe’s leaders in Brussels for as long as it takes over the weekend to reach a budget deal.
Tuesday 13 November 2012
Writers of The Thick of It have been credited with creating the Oxford Dictionaries UK Word of the Year. ‘Omnishambles’ is defined as “a situation that has been comprehensively mismanaged, characterised by a string of blunders and miscalculations”.
Friday 02 November 2012
A selection of linguistic shortcomings from this week's Independent
Stephen Fry explains what he would say if he was 'confronted by God'
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
President Putin is a dangerous psychopath - reason is not going to work with him
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign
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