Monthly Archives: March 2010

Headline poetry

The announcement yesterday of Samantha Cameron’s pregnancy was a gift not only to Conservative Party spin doctors in the run up to the general election, but also to newspaper sub-editors.  Here’s today’s headline from The Sun: ‘Wham bam! Sam Cam … Continue reading

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Can you ban words?

As a lover of words I’m ideologically opposed to banishing words – it’s like burning books. However, being a logophile doesn’t stop me from loathing all types of jargon, and there are many words and phrases that make me cringe. … Continue reading

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Diagram Prize – a celebration of odd book titles

Although the Diagram Prize has apparently been running for more than 30 years, I have only recently come across it. It’s an annual prize awarded by The Bookseller magazine to the book with the oddest title, as voted by the … Continue reading

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