English language

Education bureaucrats want to dump the only spelling rule that I can remember

The stuff filling the newspapers in NZ has seemed a bit predictable over the last few days.

Electronic media, television in particular, are marred by detestable mannerisms from unprofessional presenters

In advance of making a maiden speech (I cannot remember when or where) I was once advised, by someone who knew about these things, to select a face from the crowd and to address myself to that face.