Tag: language

Storm In A Teacup?

The word was used during a lunchtime news bulletin on February 26 about Prime Minister David Cameron hosting a summit on tackling racism in sport. Twenty viewers complained to ITV and four to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom after the gaffe on…

‘Horrified’, Yes, Maybe…

…but not surprised: A local newspaper is being investigated by police for allegedly ‘inciting racial hatred’ over a billboard headline about a proposed gypsy camp. *sigh* Here we go again… Officers have handed a file to the Crown Prosecution Service…

First they came for the language…

Charles Crawford has turned his fire on the Left’s attack on ‘elitist, bourgeois’ teaching of grammar. His bull’s-eye of the day is Michael Rosen. Good. I have added my pen’orth to Crawford’s blog, more or less thuswise: Michael Rosen? Would…

Word games

I am a traditional English liberal (N.B. lower case) and I therefore vote Conservative in order to keep out the Liberals. Well, indeed. You may well ask. All right, for the avoidance of doubt and for the confusion benefit of any…