Life

Mind Your Language

9 November 2002 12:00 am

A Lexicographer writes

Family values

9 November 2002 12:00 am

Broadsides from the pirate captain of the Jet Set

Happy families

2 November 2002 12:00 am

A social leper tells you of his miserable existence

Your Problems Solved

2 November 2002 12:00 am

Etiquette advice from The Spectator's Miss Manners

Your Problems Solved

26 October 2002 12:00 am

Etiquette advice from The Spectator's Miss Manners

Mind Your Language

26 October 2002 12:00 am

A Lexicographer writes

Your Problems Solved

19 October 2002 12:00 am

Etiquette advice from The Spectator's Miss Manners

Mind Your Language

19 October 2002 12:00 am

A Lexicographer writes

Your Problems Solved

12 October 2002 12:00 am

Etiquette advice from The Spectator's Miss Manners

Mind Your Language

12 October 2002 12:00 am

A Lexicographer writes

Home thoughts from abroad

12 October 2002 12:00 am

The ongoing escapades of London's answer to Ally McBeal

Your Problems Solved

5 October 2002 12:00 am

Etiquette advice from The Spectator's Miss Manners

Under pressure

5 October 2002 12:00 am

A social leper tells you of his miserable existence

A yokel comes to town

28 September 2002 12:00 am

I went on the Countryside March in my capacity as vice-chairman of the South West Terrier, Lurcher, Ferret and Family…

Your Problems Solved

28 September 2002 12:00 am

Dear Mary… Q. About to depart abroad for a year, I had some friends in for farewell drinks. As they…

Your Problems Solved

21 September 2002 12:00 am

Dear Mary… Q. A neighbour – an eminent retired politician, philanthropist and keen ornithologist – has just acquired an owl…

Just deserts

21 September 2002 12:00 am

This month marks the birthday, in 1880, of the great American polemicist H.L. Mencken. Mencken was born in Baltimore, and…

Your Problems Solved

14 September 2002 12:00 am

Dear Mary… Q. A problem I often run into at school is that of the ‘mystery offence’. For example, arriving…

Mind Your Language

7 September 2002 12:00 am

Mind your language ‘Coo, coo, coo,’ said my husband. ‘Like a pigeon.’ This was not, fortunately, a command, though, heaven…

Literary intercourse

7 September 2002 12:00 am

A Christian acquaintance sends me a typed newsletter once a month. She lives ‘by faith’ (no job) and at the…

Living dangerously

7 September 2002 12:00 am

The fashion folk are upon us again. The other day I was reading a list of so-called must-have fashion items…

Your Problems Solved

7 September 2002 12:00 am

Dear Mary… Q. For years I have suffered embarrassment at the hands of my father’s gluttony – specifically his habit…

Your Problems Solved

31 August 2002 12:00 am

Dear Mary… Q. I refer to your advice on giving eulogies (Your problems solved, l7 August). Is not ‘eulogy’ suggestive…

Your Problems Solved

24 August 2002 12:00 am

Dear Mary… Q. I am recovering in hospital from a serious car accident in which – among other things –…

Mind Your Language

24 August 2002 12:00 am

A 14-year-old man, as I learn I should call a Wykehamist, Benjamin Nicholls, has written to me about a suggestion…