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The absence of one little word complete reverses the meaning

When I saw this headline today in the Daily Mail: Leona Lewis paid £1m to sing at phone billionaire daughter’s 21st birthday party I thought Leona Lewis had paid someone for the privilege of singing at Libby Caudwell’s birthday party.  … Continue reading

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LGA clearly doesn’t know much about language

I do find it amusing when someone tries to control language.  The Local Government Association has just published a list of 200 words which it suggests “public bodies should not use if they want to communicate effectively with local people.” … Continue reading

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Amn’t I?

I always knew it was theoretically possible; we even talked about it at university sometimes, but I have never heard anyone actually say it in a way that has convinced me that they say it all the time until today.  … Continue reading

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