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When did it become OK to be boring?

10 May 2014 9:00 am

I can remember back in the 1970s when a girlfriend of mine, sensing my lack of interest in her very…

What the French now mean when they say ‘bugger’

10 May 2014 9:00 am

The French for tête-à-tête is one-to-one now, according to a new survey of English invaders by Alexandre des Isnards. Actually,…

When trolling pressure groups cause real harm

18 January 2014 9:00 am

My grandmother, Nanny Nancy, is 99 and going strong. But it can’t be denied that while she’s all there mentally,…

iSPY: How the internet buys and sells your secrets

7 December 2013 9:00 am

You probably have no idea how much of yourself you have given away on the internet, or how much it’s…

Letters: On quitting Facebook, and putting down Nigel

28 September 2013 9:00 am

Why we joined Sir: I was astonished by the assertion made by Wyn Grant (Letters, 21 September) that ‘the postwar…

Haunted by Facebook, students can't now reinvent themselves at university

21 September 2013 9:00 am

My mum had a friend at university who had been called ‘Pudding’ at school. They’d sometimes be walking down the…

It’s not hate that Caitlin Moran can’t stand. It’s being disagreed with

10 August 2013 9:00 am

Hell, it’s been tough, but I think I’ve pulled through. I went out this morning to buy some cigarettes and…