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August 10, 2020

We’re now five months into an extraordinary situation that few people will have seen coming when they raised a glass to welcome 2020. I doubt that “learn to sew face masks and make my own toilet paper” featured in many New Year’s resolutions.

Yet, here we are, facing an astonishing new reality that has...

June 23, 2020

Some words just look great, don't they? Not only do they sound and feel decadent when you roll them around in your mouth, they also somehow look cute even as they sit quietly on the page.

In our pursuit of distraction from world events, the next word beginning with 'pan' (that isn't you know what) is on...

May 22, 2020

If you're looking for ideas to liven up your lockdown bank holiday weekend, how about hosting a pancratium? (Only with members of your own household, of course.)

As May's second bank holiday looms, you may be wondering what to do with all your, um, rare freedom. If, like much of the population, you...

May 15, 2020

Our series about alternative words beginning with 'pan' continues with a term that, coincidentally, seems very apt given our current circumstances...

Defined as 'a pompous self-important official or person of rank', a panjandrum is hardly an alien concept to many people right now.

But it's objectively a...

May 5, 2020

In the latest of our series about words beginning with 'pan' that aren't – well, you know what – let's take a look at 'pantisocracy', which may have particular relevance to your current working situation.

With millions of people worldwide now working from home, albeit temporarily in many cases, thi...

April 23, 2020

For those who really won't miss a certain word beginning with 'pan' when this is all over, let's take a look at an alternative term that is a lot more cheerful to use.

When the historians of the future look back on the great Coronavirus Crisis of 2020, they may have some criticism about the way our poli...

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