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Which hurts the most – sticks and stones or words?

“Sticks and stones may break my bones but names will never hurt me” runs the old playground chant. Children quickly learn that this is not true. Names (or words) can really hurt and cause psychological damage beyond the mere scratches … Continue reading

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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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