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May I have a word about Nadine Dorries being in need of a spelling lesson

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It’s a good policy to get the unpleasantness out of the way early, and I refer to Nadine Dorries, who last week tweeted: “The PM knocks the fake news being pedalled by Labour front bench MPs on the head.” Dorries is s...

May I have a word about… the costly business of going wordless

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I do wonder whether language itself is becoming redundant, given that so many people seem to converse solely in emojis or emoticons, or whatever the damned things are called. This thought was prompted by a news report...

Roma rely on festive bouquet cash as Turkey’s economy flounders

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When flower vendors put out the red and green kokina on the streets, holiday season has arrived in Istanbul. Widely believed to have begun as a Christmas tradition of Turkey’s Greek community, kokina is made by tying ...

May I have a word about Omicron and the Disneyfication of Notre Dame

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그래서, what was your most controversial event of the past week? The Christmas knees-up last year in Downing Street? Protocols are for little people. The continuing and increasingly tiresome rumbles within the house of Wi...

May I have a word about… alpaca owners and other communities

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때때로, I feel as if I’m a voice crying in the wilderness. It was only last month that I railed against the use of “community” and yet what did I find last week but another egregious example. “Defra needs to convin...

May I have a word about nailing things on and simplifying cricket

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I’m pleased that it’s not just me who gets annoyed by the ease with which ghastly words and phrases enter the language and then become commonplace. Paul Bisson, from Shrewsbury, got in touch recently, steam justifiabl...

May I have a word about… English football’s 55 years of hurt

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Now that the footballing side of things is out of the way at Euro 2020, a small inquiry: when exactly did England become such an anguished nation? If I saw one headline with the word “redemption” in it, I saw a dozen....

May I have a word about… why I’m sick as a parrot of journalistic cliches

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There are certain phrases that become so beloved of journalists that they are trotted out with wearying regularity. Take the following headlines from last week. “Twickenham culture clash could be one for the ages” and...

May I have a word about… the language of cricket

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What for you has been the most noteworthy event of the week? The Greensill lobbying rumpus? The eulogies to Prince Philip? Russian sabre-rattling in Ukraine? For some of us, these pale into insignificance alongside th...

May I have a word about… the abominable lexicon of lockdown

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I’d like to start this week by offering a big vote of thanks to Daily Mail columnist Sarah Vine. Oh please, don’t be like that. Come back and let me explain why. In a recent column, 그녀는 적었다: “Lockdown has generated ...

May I have a word about… why Roman numerals are as elegantly easy as I, II, III

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Funny lot, the French. Even as Emmanuel Macron and his European colleagues perform ever more absurd contortions over the AstraZeneca vaccination – it doesn’t work… just look at all the blood clots across the continent...

May I have a word about… why Covid sounds so much better in German

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One nation excels above all others in virus vocabularyThe Germans might be rather slow on administering Covid vaccines to their citizens, but they’re certainly not hanging about when it comes to coining words to descr...