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Experts confirmed this week the discovery of the world’s oldest message in a bottle, cast from a German ship in 1886 and washed up in Western Australia earlier this year. Its message? Inclusion rider, bronze ceiling, and Kimoji. Sadly, not. The note included information about who wrote it and where it was thrown overboard, all […]more
No, not Quentin Tarantino’s film, but the literary genre dubbed pulp fiction. These are mass-produced, highly popular books whose name is derived from the books’ material – poor quality, ‘pulpy’ paper. The books were inexpensive to make and therefore could be sold at low costs, allowing them to fly off the shelves. While we can’t […]more
June marks many LGBTQ pride celebrations across the globe. But how did the word pride evolve from a condemnation of self-importance to an expression of self-empowerment? Let’s take a look at the history of pride. A ‘proud’ past The word pride has a ‘proud’ past, as it were, in the English language. The Oxford English […]more
Reflect and refract When was the last time you looked out the window and said, “Oh look! There’s a many-coloured refraction of light from drops of water!”? Well – OK, if you said that last week then feel free to skip the next paragraph, but most of us refer to the sudden splash of colours […]more