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Phonetically Defined, a cartoon by John Atkinson of Wrong Hands

Estatoranto – a language necessary for repatriation

‘We all know how estate agents are masters of euphemism. For “quaint” read “old and shabby”. “Secluded” or “peaceful residential area” seems to mean “in the middle of nowhere and miles from public transport and shops”. What I hadn’t expected was the frequent sheer inability to communicate simple information in a coherent manner.’ Kay makes a foray into the confusing world of estate agents’ listings.

New words

Winners of the Washington Post’s 2001 “Style Invitational” challenge, in which readers are asked to take any word from the dictionary, alter it by adding, subtracting or changing one letter and supply a new definition.

Tourist advice

This article appeared recently in an American magazine under the headline “Advice For Tourists”. By all accounts it was taken seriously by a lot of people….

How to shower

Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, showers are from Triton… An examination of the very different bathroom routines of men and women!