Monthly Archives: April 2012

Who dropped that penny?

Success feels like it should be clear and unambiguous. One person (or team) wins, another loses. Either you are Steffi Graf or Bobby Jones, winning the Grand Slam and the ticker-tape parade, or you are Raymond Poulidor, the eternal second. … Continue reading

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Your own personal Darwin

Learn a language; travel and experience new cultures; take up a hobby; lose weight; improve your relationships; get wealthy. Whether we like it or not, the ambitious linguist falls fair and square into the category of “Self improvement”. Even if … Continue reading

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Do you like Kipling?

If you are a fan of Spike Milligan and Peter Sellers, you probably recognise that the correct answer to this question is, “I don’t know, I’ve never kippled.” If you are a fan of Imperial British writing, you may remember … Continue reading

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