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Blinde afspraak: 'Beskryf Tom in drie woorde? Nie Jack Grealish nie'

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Waarvoor het jy gehoop?Vloeiende gesprek, gratis kos en om my toekomstige man te ontmoet. Eerste indrukke?Hy was deftig geklee en ontspanne. Waaroor het jy gepraat?Reisavonture en die ongemaklikheid van die p...

Ullman se vertoning, Rasputin se wysie, en Robert Burns se nuwejaarswoorde – neem die Donderdagvasvra

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En nou, die einde is naby. Nie van die Donderdagvasvra nie, maar van 2021. Dit sal goed wees om afskeid te neem van hierdie vervloekte jaar, en om uit te sien na 'n ewe somber 12 maande soos dinge lyk of dit gaan. Toemaar. In ...

From respair to cacklefart – the joy of reclaiming long-lost positive words

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“Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them”: words of positivity from the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius. But how many of us really dwell on the upside of life, as opposed to its ...

Desmond Tutu: in his own words – video obituary

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Archbishop emeritus Desmond Tutu, the cleric and social activist who was a giant of the struggle against apartheid in South Africa, is oorlede op ouderdom 90. Tutu, described by foreign observers and his countrymen as the mora...

Christmas with my grandmother was always special – comforting beyond words

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Christmas belonged to my grandmother. It was as if she invented it. On Christmas Eve, my mother would drive my sister and me from Hackney in east London to Hertfordshire. We’d arrive to an electric fire-heated house t...

David Lacey het nooit woorde gemors nie – hy het dit gebruik om die leser te verryk

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Toe David Lacey die deksel van sy skootrekenaar aan die einde van die 2002 Wêreldbeker-eindstryd in Yokohama, 'n era was aan die einde. Dit was die laaste wedstryd van sy 30-jarige lopie as die Guardian se sokkerkorrespondent, en hy het afgesluit ...

Xbox at 20, in the words of the people who made its first games

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Twenty years since the launch of the original Xbox, its manufacturer Microsoft remains the new kid on the block: no new competitor has entered the home games console field since. Before 2001, Sega and Nintendo were th...

‘We are not on course’: scientists warn action must match words at Cop26

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Scientists attending Cop26 have sent a clear warning to policymakers: get a move on, because every moment of delay, every extra fraction of a degree of global heating will have dire consequences. That message has been...

Is India’s pledge of net zero by 2070 an ambitious target – or worthless words?

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It was the headline-grabbing announcement of the first day of Cop26: India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, pledging his country would go net zero by 2070. The declaration proved divisive. Some in the British press we...

‘We are digging our own graves’: world leaders’ powerful words at Cop26

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Alarm, anger and a few significant promises featured during speeches made by dozens of world leaders as crucial UN climate talks came to life in a cold and wet Glasgow on Monday. The tone was set by Boris Johnson, who...

The Lyrics: 1956 to the Present by Paul McCartney review – a man of his words

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At the beginning of this two-volume book, Paul McCartney says that while he has no intention of writing his autobiography and has never kept a diary, it has been his habit throughout his adult life to turn his life ex...

Alles wat jy kan eet? Ek neem daardie woorde as 'n belofte - en 'n uitdaging

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There’s a Twitter account called Fake Showbiz News that is occasionally kind/cruel enough to feature me as the subject of one its “exclusives”. Al is daar 'n onaangename ondertoon aan die storie, I’m at the stage in...

Polish prime minister escalates war of words with EU over rule of law

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Poland’s prime minister, Mateusz Morawiecki, has clashed with the European Commission president and MEPs after accusing EU institutions of seeking to turn the country into a province, in an escalation of the battle be...

K-beauty, hallyu and mukbang: dozens of Korean words added to Oxford English Dictionary

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The Korean culture wave has swept through the editorial offices of the Oxford English Dictionary (OED), which has added more than 20 new words of Korean origin to its latest edition. The “definitive record of the Engl...

Listen by Kathryn Mannix review – a wise guide to finding the right words

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"Nou dadelik, there is quite likely to be a conversation you are trying to avoid,” writes Kathryn Mannix in her new book Listen: How to Find the Words for Tender Conversations, a follow-up to With the End in Mind, her m...

Something Out of Place by Eimear McBride review – a howl of despair hard to put into words

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A successful literary agent was reminiscing to me recently about her early days in publishing. Twenty years ago, two subjects were considered beyond the pale: baking and feminism. “If you said you had a book of essays...

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