Monthly Archives: April 2010

Say what you mean and mean what you say

Gordon Brown’s spectacular own goal this week – instantly dubbed “Brown’s ‘bigot’ gaffe” by the media – may well be the defining moment not just of his election campaign but of his political career. As Roy Greenslade put it in … Continue reading

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Ouch! Typos that hurt

A little news item that caught my eye recently concerned an Australian publishing company that had to reprint 7,000 cookbooks, at a cost of £12,000, due to a typo. The typo occurred in a pasta recipe (for tagliatelle with sardines … Continue reading

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Iceland’s volcano – a tale of plumes & pronunciation

The eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajökull volcano has understandably caught the attention of the media – especially as it involves thousands of Britons ‘stranded’ on foreign shores, facing epic return journeys. But it has been noticeable that while print and online … Continue reading

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Election language

After Nick Clegg’s surprise victory in the UK’s first televised leaders election debate, it’s been interesting reading some analysis of the language used not only in the live debate but also by all three main parties in their election manifestos … Continue reading

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