What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?
We’ll post the winner from week three on July 16, and from week four on July 23. To participate this week, just write in below and answer our question — “What interested you most in The Times this week?” — then tell us why you chose it.
Do You C What I C?
"WHAT A CUNT OF A WEEK," writes a female friend on Facebook one Friday afternoon ... Just found out the fucking dog has pissed on my bed. I'm done with that cunt." When I'm playing a first-person shooter video game online and my character is killed ...
Lost for words: why the best literacy approaches are not reaching the classroom
They cannot read between the lines. Our low-achieving students – both on international measures and the home grown National Assessment Program, Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) tests – share one, very telling, common characteristic. They don’t speak ...
How is your English? Research shows Americanisms AREN'T taking over the British language
There was an equally pronounced transatlantic clash when it came to the ... ‘On the other hand, new terms from rap music might be taken up by a Cornish boy in a band, but not a Welsh hill farmer.’ Mr Robinson said most people only used ...
In a multicultural new world, English might creolise. A particular nonstandard accent could become a prestige form. If a literate English-speaking population has access to English writing after an apocalypse, maybe the language wouldn't change so much.