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‘There’s some raw work done at the baptismal font’, Bertie Wooster memorably remarks to Jeeves upon discovering that the seemingly bland and innocuous industrialist Mr Trotter is the reluctant owner of the forenames ‘Lemuel Gengulphus’. Another kind of font, the typeface, often comes with its own unexpected and more or less enigmatic name which few […]more
There are few things more likely to cause fierce argument between language-lovers than variant spellings of everyday expressions, especially if one is celebrated by language traditionalists and the other by the linguistic vanguard. You may remember the heated arguments that arose over the topic of pronouncing scone (some friendships have never truly recovered) – well, […]more