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Why is ‘loo’ slang? Because Simon Heffer says so!

Simon Heffer's Simply English could be THE pedant's loo book of the year – as long as you agree with his prejudices

"The only time anyone ever uses the word, in the phrase ‘legs akimbo’, it’s wrong." [(Photo by Evans/Three Lions/Getty Images]

Did Simon Heffer’s new book come out on St George’s Day? If not, it probably should have done. If we ever needed someone to defend what’s left of our national culture from the massed armies of lefties, foreigners, proles, riff-raff, illiterates, young people, thin people and David Cameron, he would be our man.

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