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Collins A to Z of cricketing words and phrases

With the Cricket World Cup in full swing, you might feel stumped by all the talk of googlies, wides and wicket maidens. To help you out, we’ve put together an A to Z of key cricketing terms so you don’t get caught in the slips, run yourself out, or… Read More
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Words of Endearment

It’s Valentine’s Day! We hope you have a lovely day with – or find – your sweetheart! To improve your chances this year, we’ve put together this list of terms of endearment from around the world. 1. Portuguese Brazilian: “chuchuzinho” Chuchu is the Portuguese word for… Read More
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Living it! Rhiannon Garth Jones reviews Fluent in 3 Months

Rhiannon Garth Jones is author of the blog What I read today, a compilation of what she thinks might be worth other people reading, and why (with digressions into music and cooking, naturally). She has just finished reading Fluent in 3 Months, by Benny Lewis, as part… Read More
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Lucy Mangan’s New Year Rant

Right, 2015 – let’s get a few things out of the way before we begin properly next week. 1. No more “the bub” or “the bubba”, or “Bub” or “Bubba” to refer to your own or any other baby. It’s a baby. You aren’t. Enunciate. 2. And while… Read More
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Get that Job in 7 Simple Steps

The job hunt: one of life’s great challenges. It can end in the bitterest defeat or the sweetest victory, but in seven simple steps you can ensure you have the best possible chance of success. The following ways to succeed are taken from… Read More