Proofreading: A gift, not an insult

The British politician Andrea Jenkyns, the Conservative Member of Parliament for Morley and Outwood in West Yorkshire, last week hit headlines for making a ‘middle finger’ gesture at protesters as she entered Downing Street to attend Boris Johnson’s resignation speech. In response to criticism, Jenkyns explained her action in a statement. Now the statement itself…

The Raw Text Word of the Year 2016 is…

Many new words came to prominence in 2016. Those that made the top three for the Raw Text Word of the Year include the ubiquitous portmanteaux ‘Brexiteer‘ and ‘remoaner‘, while others longlisted include ‘bigly‘ (coined by the US President Elect), ‘pussy’ (well, we are cat lovers around here) and ‘Corbynite‘. As a proud example of one,…