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No book title is so widely mispronounced as Wuthering Heights

12 August 2017 9:00 am

Haworth is in a constant simmer of Brontë anniversary fever. It is looking forward to Emily Brontë’s 200th birthday next…

Mind your language: Box set

23 January 2016 9:00 am

There is no chance whatsoever of box set being replaced by the more correct form boxed set. So stop seething…

A bitter struggle with the dictionary

30 August 2014 9:00 am

‘Don’t mind if I do,’ is one of husband’s stock phrases — jokes he would think them — in this…

After ‘literally’, is it time to start a Neighbourhood Watch for the OED?

24 August 2013 9:00 am

There was outrage last week when it was found that the Oxford English Dictionary had listed one sense of literally…