Tag: Doctor Who
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In April, we took a trip forwards in time (using our own dimensionally transcendent blue time capsule, the Oxford English Dictionary) in order to give you a sneak preview of our new entry for sonic screwdriver, which is published in this week’s OED Online update. For this update, we’ve also popped backwards in time to […]more
“What are you going to do, build a cabinet at them?” It’s blue, much bigger than it looks from the outside, and ‘the gateway to everything that ever was or ever can be’. If this were the Whoniverse, I’d be talking about the TARDIS; as it is, if you were looking for a real-world equivalent […]more
Following on from part 1 of this series, our second lexicographer takes the reins and looks into the language of Doctor Who throughout the years. Ticket to ride: the 1960s Some of the best stories for this are when Who is going through one of its periodic phases of self-reinvention. Take The War Machines (1966): for the […]more
If you could touch the alien sand and hear the cry of strange birds and watch them wheel in another sky, would that satisfy you? With this tantalizing question, William Hartnell opened the doors of the Tardis to reveal to its new and rather sceptical crew their first destination in an adventure which has, with […]more
At the beginning of October the Guardian newspaper published a survey of the best independent bookshops in the UK. Two were described in strikingly similar terms: ‘A Tardis among bookshops, [it] appears narrow at first glance, but packs a lot inside’ in one case, and ‘The Tardis-like bookshop is beautiful, with a stained-glass window depicting […]more