Crapspeak, Literary Theft and Texting

In the Globe and Mail, Russell Smith on the movement against ‘crapspeak’, slang used by bureaucrats and those in the corporate world.

In the Independent, a travel piece on the village of Deia on Mallorca which was the haunt of bohemian English writers, including Robert Graves.  Timely, in that they also have a piece on Graves suggesting that some of his work may have been stolen from his mistress Laura Riding Jackson. Finally, a interview profiling the now mellow Irvine Welsh.

David Baddiel complains in The Times about the lack of great films on great writers.

And in the Guardian, in defense of texting and from Will Self and Lynne Truss another view.

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