The Good Grammar leader warned that now apostrophes are gone, commas could be next
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Monday 08 October 2012
Hollywood sign face-lift, post election exodus, high court high, cooking on the eternal flame and one seriously rad dad
Sunday 30 September 2012
So what is the ideal profession for a traveller? What mix of working skills translates best into the perfect blend for a life on the road?
Saturday 14 July 2012
Beneath a young undertaker's lyrical voice lies a lament for our loss of the land and its riches
Tuesday 22 May 2012
Life on Marsden
Sunday 29 April 2012
Why we must think before we speak
Sunday 25 March 2012
Andrew Martin chooses the smaller bar – and no sharing
Thursday 15 March 2012
An increasing number of British students are turning to European institutions for a top quality education, without the huge debts
Saturday 25 February 2012
US Outlook: Internet advertisers still don't get it. The industry went to Washington this week and announced it would support putting a "do not track" button at the top of every web browser, its latest ruse to ward off privacy laws. But faster than the pics from the photo op could be uploaded to Twitter, it became clear the industry has a very different view of what "do not track" means than will anyone clicking on their button.
Saturday 18 February 2012
Some of the thousands of endangered languages destined to soon become extinct because so few people are speaking them are being preserved in the form of digital "talking dictionaries", designed to conserve the sound of the disappearing words and their meanings.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
The affluent Berkshire town of Wokingham is perhaps the closest England has to a Swedish-like nirvana after figures reveal that its residents can expect to live long, healthy lives.
Saturday 21 January 2012
Harry Redknapp's wife, Sandra, whose husband has made her one of the most discussed spouses on the press conference circuit, was yesterday drawn into Roberto Mancini's acerbic response to the Tottenham Hotspur manager's repeated claims that Manchester City have bought their way to success in a way his club have not.
Friday 06 January 2012
To note that a particular coach has a philosophy of football is a staple of sports reporting. Suggesting something grander than a mere approach and less technocratic than a theory, a philosophy of sport hints at meanings beyond the winning and losing of games. Touchline philosophy it may be, but our sporting conversation is preoccupied with question of rightness and wrongness, of beauty and ugliness - the core concerns of ethics and aesthetics. For the Ancient Greeks, the relationship between sport and philosophy was obvious. The basis of a classical education was the alphabet plus swimming. The habits and discipline of preparing the mind and body were parallel and complementary. Plato, his name derived from platon or broad-shouldered, was an accomplished wrestler. Aristotle, an avid fan of the beauty of the pentathlete, taught at the Lyceum – itself a gymnasium.
Thursday 05 January 2012
Manager had little support as he attempted to handle difficult case
Friday 09 December 2011
For a man who has written a Buffy the Vampire Slayer lexicon, Michael Adams puts together a pretty academic volume. He and his fellow-contributors range from the Bible to Esperanto to alien-speak in computer games. JRR Tolkien invented more languages than most polyglots can speak, crafting several types of Elvish, not to mention dwarf-talk and Mordor-mumble. To him, inventing a language, and the history of the folk who would have spoken it, was an art form.
Sunday 30 October 2011
Without the S word, Minchin shows true intent
Senior British politicians tell David Cameron: When dead children are being washed up on beaches – it's time to act
Jeremy Corbyn calls Osama bin Laden's killing a 'tragedy' - but was it taken out of context?
If these extraordinarily powerful images of a dead Syrian child washed up on a beach don't change Europe's attitude to refugees, what will?
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 100,000 back our campaign
Theresa May says migrants should be banned from entering the UK unless they have jobs lined up
- 3 Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
- 4 Refugee crisis: Aylan's life was full of fear - in death, he is part of 'humanity washed ashore'
- 5 German police forced to ask public to stop bringing donations for refugees arriving by train