Saturday, January 16, 2021
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Word of the Week – Autolatry

Susie Dent’s choice of ‘autolatry’ as her ‘word of the day’ was most appropriate; it sums up both Boris Johnson and Ghislaine Maxwell perfectly.

Clickbait Crazy

White woman Kris Schatzel caught posing with a ‘Black Lives Matter’ sign in a “slutty” outfit is exposed as a clickbait crazy ‘Protest Barbie.’

Dumb & Dumber

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

Word of the Week: Floccinaucinihilipilification

An unusual way of describing something worthless   “Floccinaucinihilipilification” became the longest word ever used in the House of Commons when Jacob Rees-Mogg used it in...

The hypocrisy of England

Playwright Alan Bennett chooses ‘hypocrisy’ as Britain’s best achievement   Alan Bennett is never a man to mince his words and when asked by BBC Radio...

Money and language

Matthew Steeples suggests that the true root of ‘Andrew-gate’ is money and language   Though I think it best to leave the Mail Online and others...

Word of the Week: Quockerwodger

Words worth using   Nick Clegg is a quockerwodger as he behaves like a puppet and is controlled by David Cameron’s strings.   Originating from the 1850s, the...

‘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...

Popping out

The overuse of the word “pop-up”   On Radio 4 this morning, a presenter commented: “I refuse to call it a ‘pop-up’. If we have any...

Running out of luxury

Matthew Steeples bemoans the overuse of the word “luxury”   You can’t get away from it: “Luxury” is everywhere. Be it a luxury goods brand, a...

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Heroine of the Hour 2021 – Anita Rani

Anita Rani arrives as a BBC Radio 4 ‘Woman’s Hour’ morning show presenter and announces: “If you’ve had enough, pour yourself a G&T, you have my permission.”

Runners & Riders – The Classic Chase 2021 at Warwick

‘The Steeple Times’ examines the tipsters’ selections and offers 4 options for The Classic Chase 2021 at Warwick – as well as a 15/1 at Market Rasen.

MacBook Maxwell

Mucky madam Ghislaine Maxwell’s lawyers demand she gets access to a laptop seven days per week; one can assume she’ll expect a ritzy MacBook Pro.

Moron of the Moment – Shaun Bailey

Pontificating pillock Shaun Bailey proves himself unfit to be Mayor of London after curiously claiming impoverished homeless people can and should save £5,000 to get a home.