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Conversational Labyrinths: Bernard Levin

I am quite capable of speaking, unprepared, a sentence containing anything up to forty subordinate clauses all embedded in their neighbours like those wooden Russian dolls, and many a native of these islands, speaking English as to the manner born, … Continue reading

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Barbara Cartland: Bernard Levin

Miss Cartland insists that Earl Mountbatten helped her with the writing…All that expert help, however, has still not managed to correct her apparent belief that Trafalgar came very shortly after Waterloo; perhaps she has confused English history with the London … Continue reading

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21st Century English: Still the Language of Shakespeare

“Truism” is a word of abuse, but it should not be, for the whole point of a truism is that it is true, and those Shakespearean phrases that have been worn away almost to dust remain alive in his mouth … Continue reading

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