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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.

Lockdown 2020

That ‘lockdown’ and ‘MEGXIT’ have become the Collins Dictionary words of the year for 2020 sum up this sorry period perfectly.

Word of the Week – Woebegone

After ‘Vanity Fair’ use ‘woebegone’ in the context of ‘Donald Trump’, Matthew Steeples examines that word’s origins   On Wednesday morning, in their daily ‘The Hive’...

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...

‘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...

Michael Collins: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”

The Steeple Times asks molecular cuisine guru and managing director of Bubble Food Michael Collins: “What’s on your mantelpiece?”   The Steeple Times shares “wit and...

Do you “chitter-chatter”?

The phrase “chit-chat”   This morning, as I walked through the streets of Chelsea, I heard a lady blabbering into her mobile telephone about how she’d...

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