Love Language: A Salutary Tale

A LACK OF LOVE OF LANGUAGE MUST BE THE ROOT CAUSE, I surmise, of its continuing degradation. What else can be so destabilising a factor as to result in the puerile whimsical puns of journalists and a street proliferation of ‘kwik’ contractions with all their...

That or Which?

THERE ARE SEVERAL SIMILAR WORDS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE that cause a high degree of confusion: those who use them don’t always understand the correct word to write. This article will shed some light on the use of ‘that’ and ‘which’. The simple rule to follow here is...

A Conjunction of Decomposition

THIS CORRESPONDENT IS AGITATED by certain uses of conjunctions. My agitation has been aroused by the simplistic overtone prevalent in some journalistic house styles. In particular I refer to the practice of starting the sentence or paragraph immediately following the...
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