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Dumb & Dumber

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, in stoking a new war with the press (but strangely not including ‘The Sunday Sport’) just...

Lockdown Learning

Tiffany Miles offers yet more tips about lockdown learning in the wake of the extension of the restrictions affecting students currently during...

Website of the Week: Its-not-Its.info

A site that shows you when to use it’s rather than its or vice versa   We all get grammar wrong. I’m particularly bad with “who”...

RuBbish

‘Meet The Russians’ “star” tells The Steeple Times to “step down”   We featured the forthcoming tackiest show of 2013, Meet The Russians, the other day...

‘Ћ’ is just unacceptable

Those who play with our language do so at their peril   News that an Australian restaurateur named Paul Mathis has “invented” a new symbol to...

Out of their class

Mid Devon District Council ban the use of apostrophes in street signage   First, Waterstone’s announced that they’d be ditching the apostrophe in their name to...

Picture of the Week: The Oprah of Opera

A mistake of operatic proportions   We’ve utterly no problem with the billionairess Oprah Winfrey but we’re not sure our national opera house should be renamed...

The death of the typewriter, the death of an era

Gina Miller reports on the death of the typewriter   I noted that Britain's last ever typewriter rolled off the assembly line at Brother's factory in...

Please use please

What’s in the overuse of “for me”?   This week in the Daily Telegraph there have been a number of letters regarding the use of the...

All lounged out

The misuse of the word “lounge”   “Lounge,” to my mind is a word that conjures laziness. “Lounging around” is something one did as a teenager...
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A Box Office Balls-up

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