Monthly Archives: January 2012

Law and language

With my business-writer hat on, I took a look at Britain’s big-bang legal reform (and its wider meaning) in this week’s Economist.   With my word-nerd hat on, I chatted about language books with The Economist‘s literary editor. And finally, I … Continue reading

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Johnson, “Moniker madness”

Many folks think a ridiculous name will doom a child. But given the names Taco Monster, Rockwell Bonecutter, Chuntania Dangerfield and Vernon Lee Bad Marriage, Jr., could you tell who would be a civil servant, who an epidemiologist, who a … Continue reading

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