At the risk of straying into territory staked out by my more lurid male counterparts, I once saw a strip bar in Nashville with a neon sign outside advertising '99 Beautiful Girls! And One Ugly One'. They can get away with that kind of playful hucksterism down in the American South. Here, outraged punters would be demanding refunds and invoking the Trade Descriptions Act.
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Does size really matter? It does when it comes to your sandwich: Two men sue 'Subway' over size of their 'Footlong'
Thursday 24 January 2013
Company initially issued a statement saying that the sandwich lengths can vary a bit when franchises do not bake to the exact standard
Wednesday 23 January 2013
Meat-eaters are carnivores; the rest are veggies; and there's nothing in between. But might a flexible approach to other rigid concepts help us make sense of modern life?
Tuesday 22 January 2013
As a cloud of foul-smelling gas wafts over from France, Tom Peck visits Redhill, south London to sniff out the local reaction to its latest unwelcome visitor
Sunday 20 January 2013
How Rangel's charitable gesture contrasts with the graceless world of men like Nicola Cortese
Thursday 17 January 2013
A two-year-old tabby cat was found in "surprisingly good condition" after travelling 1,700 miles trapped in a train's undercarriage.
Sunday 13 January 2013
What's wrong with children? However much you attempt to instill an anti-consumerist philosophy into them, they still hurl themselves unthinkingly at the latest fads, costing you an arm and a leg in the process.
Thursday 10 January 2013
So, Delia Smith has left Waitrose to spend more time with her football team/husband/mixing bowl. Her on-screen husband, Heston Blumenthal, meanwhile, will continue to hawk the posh groceries, while those of us who love Delia hope she might return to what we always liked best – foolproof recipes. By which I mean her How to Cook heyday; let's draw a veil quietly over the cheat's book, which used frozen mash (shudder).
Friday 04 January 2013
The sandwich and coffee chain’s reputation is being challenged
Tuesday 18 December 2012
An online forum for a uniquely British form of moaning has gone viral in the US. Liam O'Brien celebrates
Saturday 15 December 2012
Giant jam sandwiches and silly sausage fights are ruining our beloved celebrity chefs
Friday 14 December 2012
In the last QT before Christmas, we spare a thought for Justine Greening, sandwiched between two of the most antagonistic gum-flappers this country has ever produced
Wednesday 12 December 2012
When Fresh Meat first aired in 2011, I had just gone through the ordeal most commonly known as Fresher’s week. Interested to know how Peep Show creators Jesse Armstrong and Sam Bain would portray university life, I at first found Fresh Meat surprisingly realistic... except that university students do work some of the time, but that wouldn’t make for very entertaining television.
Thursday 06 December 2012
The traditional Christmas bird may not be cheap, says Anthea Gerrie, but with its uniquely delicious fat and crispy crackling, it’s a festive feast that keeps on giving
Britain to take more refugees as Cameron bows to pressure after more than 250,000 back our campaign
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?
Make your voice heard: Sign The Independent's petition to welcome refugees
If you're not already angry about the refugee crisis, here's a history lesson to remind you why you really should be
- 1 What marriage would look like if we actually followed the Bible
- 3 'Heartbreaking' Syria orphan photo wasn't taken in Syria and not of orphan
- 5 Orthorexia nervosa: How becoming obsessed with healthy eating can lead to malnutrition