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Of footfalls and plasters
A question that has long preoccupied some of the best minds of the generation is why, in American movies and TV shows set in foreign or imagined lands, the characters almost invariably speak in British accents, especially if they’re bad guys.
A response to Naomi Wolf
People often categorize innovations as female ways of speaking when actually they aren’t exclusively female: it’s more that there’s a general trend and young women are at the cutting edge of it.
13 Tips on How to Speak While Female
Speak curtly. Speak of fish and fighting, and the deep wisdom no woman can know. Speak of hills and strong liquor.
Tesco ditches ‘unexpected item in bagging area’ at self-service checkouts
Out goes the female voice, belonging to former EastEnders actress Helena Breck. In comes a male voice asking shoppers to “Please check your packing area”.
Why do people write more than they should, when most people find writing difficult?
My life in typefaces
The man behind typefaces such as Verdana, Georgia and Bell Centennial takes us on a spin through a career focused on the very last pixel of each letter of a font.