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Further to piece and package, my correspondents also want to add to the Banned List:
Skyrocket (is it supposed to distinguish from underground or underwater rockets or rockets that operate only in outer space?) Amol Rajan.
“Like x on acid [/other substance]” Soho Politico; for example, “Terry and June on acid” Mitchell Stirling.
And I need to issue [...]
As an addition to my comment on Martin Kettle’s article, and as a partial reply to a comment on my comment, I also commend to you Phil Collins in The Times today (pay wall) and Hopi Sen on what I still call A Blog From the Back Room.
Collins argues that Ed Miliband has made a [...]
Seen on the internet:
Bagehot, in The Economist: “If some Tories hate coalitions so much, they might try winning a majority next time.”
Michael White, Guardian, asks: “Was David Cameron’s quip a way of distancing himself from Andy Coulson?” A question to which the answer is: Possibly.
Just back from an overnight stay in Oldham. I was sent there at short notice for the by election and needed somewhere to stay, so drove to the Manchester Street Travelodge to ask for a room. No chance.
Though they had empty rooms, the man behind the counter told me I was not going to be [...]
Is it possible to write a sentence about the FA Cup without featuring the word ‘romance’ in it?
What does ‘romance of the cup’ even mean? Are clubs taking the FA Cup out on a date? Will it be telling its friends about the thoughtful things they’ve done for it?
The FA Cup is like a needy [...]
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The knockdown was just one of those things. Getting knocked down in one of these boats is not that unusual.
Sometimes nations play in regional tournaments on the other side of the world. The United States has appeared in the Copa America and hosted South Korea in the 2000 Gold Cup. The temptation to wonder what would happen if the US took part in the 2011 Asian Cup is hard to resist especially as Group [...]
Apologies, but the Banned List has to be re-opened again. Print journalists keep referring to their articles as “pieces”. Television journalists, and even some of their studio guests, trying no doubt to sound knowledgeable, keep referring to their reports as “packages”.
You know who you are.
It has been 24 years of hurt but no more as an all conquering England dispatched the Australians by an innings for the third time in the series. Not only was this a demolition, but a humiliation for an Australian side delivered by their old foes is one that will be cherished by all England fans who witnessed the destruction.
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