Category Archives: your poor (words)

Word up

The DLR would like to carve out a little interlude in the catastrophic shrapnel of economic news that is raining down upon us to consider the particularly beautiful word ‘moraine’. (And indeed ‘moraine’ could be used to describe this accumulated … Continue reading

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Sic ’em

Like a Storm Shadow cruise missile raining down on the Bab al-Azizya, the [sic] is a deadly weapon and one best wielded with precision. The DLR, even with its handy anonymity, has never dared to [sic] anyone, and hopes it … Continue reading

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Communicaddiction

What is all this outpouring of communication? Reading the (heartwarming, inspiring, grassroots-good) notes on the Peckham Post-It wall you really feel like no one ever had a chance to say anything to anyone before. Does anyone remember the Warhol quote … Continue reading

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Allow me

The DLR counts among its horde non-natives to this green and pleasant land. Such an eclectic variety of nationalities allows us to appreciate expressions the British have, and particularly the way the Brits ask people to do things in their … Continue reading

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Word of the rings

Building on the popularity of Palining — a word meaning ‘seeing one country while being in another’, and coined after Sarah Palin’s disastrous TV interview with Katie Couric, in which Palin alleged knowledge of Russian affairs because she could see … Continue reading

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Your tired, your poor (words)

We like words. Our shelves weigh down with them. And still we look for more. That’s why we have started an irregular column called Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor (Words), which highlights those gems that lie in the rough … Continue reading

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