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Maths doesn’t need a rebrand. We should celebrate its diversity and complexity | Letter
Letter: Prof Ulrike Tillmann on Andy Haldane’s suggestion that maths could be rebranded as numeracy to make it more approachable

Letters

27, May, 2022 @5:31 PM

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Bionic reading: could an ADHD-friendly hack turn me into a speed-reader? | Daniel Lavelle
This typographical trick certainly helps me focus. But maybe having a wandering mind isn’t such a bad thing, says writer Daniel Lavelle

Daniel Lavelle

27, May, 2022 @9:00 AM

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Anthony Albanese is Australia’s first PM with a non-Anglo surname. So how do you pronounce it?
Even members of his own party can’t decide on the best way to pronounce his last name – but the PM says it’s easier to call him Albo

Caitlin Cassidy

23, May, 2022 @4:16 AM

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Why do people, like, say, ‘like’ so much?
Saying the word ‘like’ has long been seen as a sign of laziness and stupidity. But its use is actually richly nuanced, goes back to Shakespearean times, and is an indicator of, like, intelligence

Sam Wolfson

15, May, 2022 @1:00 PM

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Labour and wait for election results | Brief letters
Brief letters: Hard work in Hampstead | Stealth immigration policy? | Backhanded compliments | Stranger talk | Obscure lyrics

Letters

08, May, 2022 @3:11 PM

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May I have a word about… the delight of discovering new vocabulary | Jonathan Bouquet
From kenning to flittermouse to bishy barnabee – what a joy it is to expand one’s linguistic horizons

Jonathan Bouquet

08, May, 2022 @9:30 AM

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Parliament needs a fresh start in a new building | Brief letters
Brief letters: Museum piece MPs | Not so sharp | Just the recipe | Backhanded praise | Adieu to audio

Letters

01, May, 2022 @3:40 PM

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T’sing out the many dialects of Yorkshire | Letters
Letters: Greg Brooks, Michael Pyke and Jem Whiteley on why the use of the glottal stop is a mystery to many outsiders

Letters

29, Apr, 2022 @3:25 PM

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Still whanging? Dialect hunt aims to update prized English language archive
Leeds University shares library of 1950s vernacular and launches project to preserve today’s phrases

Mark Brown North of England correspondent

28, Apr, 2022 @5:01 AM

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The prime minister merely echoes the empty threats of King Lear | Brief letters
Brief letters: ‘Terrors of the earth’ | Oxford Union debating skills | Half Man Half Biscuit | Expecting the Spanish Inquisition

Letters

27, Apr, 2022 @4:50 PM

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Is space the final frontier for Serco? | Brief letters
Brief letters: Clean-up operation | Trouble up north | Alveolar plosives | Ramblers’ descent | Boris Johnson’s lucrative future

25, Apr, 2022 @4:58 PM

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Wordle tips from me and Grandma | Brief letters
Brief letters: Starting words for Wordle | Short answer to flying question | Moving on | Palindromic TV title | Swallow sightings

22, Apr, 2022 @4:26 PM

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