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In Passing

In Karin Fossum’s The Drowned Boy, I came across this sentence: “They each ordered a beer and sat and sipped

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Sarcasm or litotes? “Measuring anything means comparing it with an agreed standard. Until now, for instance, the standard kilogram (see

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Naming of Animals

Today we have naming of animals with a hat-tip to Henry Reed for providing help

Hirundo Rustica

This morning on my daily walk I saw my first swifts of the year. Perhaps

Legless Neymar

It made me chuckle. I hope whoever at the BBC wrote it knew exactly what