Formed OED Chief Editor's 'Word Detective' Makes for Compelling Reading

Formed OED Chief Editor's 'Word Detective' Makes for Compelling Reading

By Luiza Lodder

Dictionaries: "They are the nasty medicine which you are handed when you display even the slightest ignorance about the meaning of a word." Or so we thought. 27 Oct 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews
Toy Soldiers: Whisper Down the Lane

A potentially interesting band hampered by its own worst tendencies and a loose, good-time set that rarely rises above the middling.

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31 Aug 2010 // 9:59 PM

Japandroids: No Singles

This compilation of Japandroids’ early EP’s only highlights how breathtaking their debut LP is and how far the band has come.

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‘Harry Brown’: Attack of the Elderly

What was marketed as Michael Caine's Taken can more accurately be described as his age-appropriate sequel to Get Carter.

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The Autobiography and Sex Life of Andy Warhol’, aka ‘the Voltaire of the U.S.’

The conversations between John Wilcock and key figures in Warhol’s life will fascinate those interested in the Pop icon and the art worlds to which he contributed throughout his career.

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The Streets on Fire: This Is Fancy

Rock and roll for laughs, noisy but (sometimes) effective

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Sea of Bees: Songs for the Ravens

These bees hum more than they sting

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31 Aug 2010 // 9:56 PM

Effi Briest: Rhizomes

For a group named after a old 19th-century German novel, these ladies have created something fresh and new on their debut album, Rhizomes.

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Various: The Rough Guide to Scottish Folk

The admission of more rawness, grit, earthiness, would have been welcome.

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The Futureheads: iTunes Festival: London 2010

The Futureheads move forward with their new material (but not too far) at the iTunes Festival.

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31 Aug 2010 // 4:20 AM

30 for 30: Little Big Men

Though Little Big Men emphasizes the seeming "pure innocence" of Little League baseball in 1982, it goes on to show how all that changed after the kids from Kirkland, Washington won the championship.

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//Mixed media

Tricks or Treats? Ten Halloween Blu-rays That May Disrupt Your Life

// Short Ends and Leader

"The best of this stuff'll kill you.

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