Monthly Archives: August 2016

The problems of syntax

I am not sure if it is me just getting more irritable or if standards in the media are slipping (I appreciate the two are not mutually exclusive), but I get irritated whenever I see a story in which a reporter writes ‘lead’ … Continue reading

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There’s nothing like a dame…

On the BBC Today programme this morning, Baroness Grey-Thompson was interviewed about this year’s Paralympic Games, but she was referred to throughout as Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson.   This is not the first time a Baroness has been referred to as Dame.  … Continue reading

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More from the Vatican

 In an earlier post on my participation at the Judges’ Summit held at the Vatican on Human Trafficking and Organised Crime, I promised to publish more pictures of the occasion.  These are some of the official photographs.  The one on the … Continue reading

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Winner of the July competition…

There were many very good entries for the July caption competition.  They made me laugh, but then created a problem in choosing a winner.  Not for the first time, I was spoiled for choice.   My initial short list wasn’t that … Continue reading

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