How we can — and must — win the war on language

On the least erotic noun in the English language

Diluting the meaning of a word disguises the harm of the real thing

Acronyms are one of the means by which bureaucracies hide or obfuscate what they do

Despite some political hang-ups, James Fox provides diverting stories on the history of colour

Who, exactly, is being corrected by an execution?

It separates us from the animals – and the angels

On a phrase used by people with brains of tinsel

The constituency boundary review is in, and it makes for very long reading

Nick Cohen compiles a phrase book for neophyte runners