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How do you say Southwell?

24 February 2024 9:00 am

The handmade suit I’ll never wear

3 February 2024 9:00 am

Someone somewhere must surely have calculated that Bangkok has more doctors and tailors per capita than anywhere on Earth. These…

What’s in a place name?

27 January 2024 9:00 am

The wonder of Jon Pertwee and his frilly shirt

6 January 2024 9:00 am

When a friend asked if I wanted anything for Christmas I took a deep breath and replied: ‘Well, maybe I…

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

Is this where world war three starts?

4 November 2023 9:00 am

  Daugavpils   You can tell quite a bit about a place by the number of national flags on display.…

Straits

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Treats

30 September 2023 9:00 am

Swipe

16 September 2023 9:00 am

Wade in

2 September 2023 9:00 am

Black market

19 August 2023 9:00 am

Grifter

5 August 2023 9:00 am

Vape

22 July 2023 9:00 am

Last year, Oxford Languages’ word of the year was goblin mode. Apparently 300,000 voters decided upon it, but I haven’t…