Mind your language

Amol Rajan is right to change his ways on ‘aitch’

20 April 2024 9:00 am

My husband thought it brave and manly of the BBC’s Amol Rajan to resolve publicly to change his pronunciation of…

We ought to banish more words

13 April 2024 9:00 am

Why do people say: ‘You might very well think that; I couldn’t possibly comment’? Are they using it as they…

When is a Lord not a Lord?

6 April 2024 9:00 am

The Financial Times seeks applicants for the Sir Samuel Brittan fellowship. Announcing this, the paper refers to him as Sir…

How do you say Southwell?

24 February 2024 9:00 am

What’s in a place name?

27 January 2024 9:00 am

The appeal of apricity

25 November 2023 9:00 am

Is orthogonal nonsensical?

18 November 2023 9:00 am

How useful is precarity?

11 November 2023 9:00 am

Are we oversharing?

21 October 2023 9:00 am