Monthly Archives: October 2017

All cattywampous

Buses, eh. They’re like new words. You wait forever and then two come along at once. Still reeling from the fact that the word colporteur was a thing (‘Ah, mais oui, but he eez ze American who eez making those … Continue reading

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What are words worth?

As Talking Heads alumni band Tom Tom Club once sang: “What are words worth?” Well quite a lot when you think you knew a few of them and in the space of a day you encounter two — make that … Continue reading

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Lawrence Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity review

Originally posted on Enough of this Tomfoolery!:
On paper, the artist Lawrence Alma-Tadema (1836-1912) was part of the art establishment – a Royal Academician, a knight of the realm and a member of the Order of Merit, with a lucrative…

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