Boris Johnson is hopeless By Phil Hall I made a suggestion on Mariella Frostrup’s Book Programme decades ago […]
Strategic betrayals are always rewarded By Phil Hall In the Middle Ages in 1381 the mayor of London, […]
Never mind existential risk, what are your politics? An open letter to Nick Bostrom, Director of The Future […]
Will there be pie in the sky for us when we die? By Phil Hall Socialist arguments against […]
… and a calavera for the selfish By Phil Hall So you have lived deep and extracted all […]
A riff on genetic manipulation, Artificial Intelligence and aliens by Phil Hall Regulations are being enacted all over […]
The USA Bugs Out By Phil Hall and Tony Hall The decisive battle that the USA has lost […]
Are you mystified? Well, allow me to enlighten you! We are watching ordinary South Africans riot as they […]
By Phil Hall For most of the journey I was slap up against a secretary from Mexico City. […]
This is a painful, personal and political subject that affects us all. By Phil Hall Cleaning can be […]
Was Noah Webster right to try to rationalise the spelling of English? By Phil Hall How terribly irritating […]
In a society based on love and mutual support, information will flow. By Phil Hall We need original […]
It’s a failure of the imagination. By Phil Hall The US military defense establishment has now admitted that […]
No one wants to be lead by donkeys, or dangerous buffoons like Boris Johnson. But who imagines that the Naxalites (or the Sikh farmers) can govern in India? Who thinks the Zapatistas should rule in Chiapas, or Sendero Luminoso in Peru? Who agrees that certain key Brexit voting communities in the north should be the ones to decide the future of the UK.
The Chinese student (was his name Bo?) told the professor what the problem was. Greenbaum looked down. He studied the page. Then he looked up and said to to the Chinese student.
‘Thank you very much. You are right. I will send a note to the publisher to make the change in the next edition.’
And there we have it. One of the greatest authorities working in English Grammer, with the book that won him the OM, conceding to a non-native speaker that he had made a mistake and thanking him for pointing it out.
A bad native speaker teacher sees the British as we and the students as they, as ‘Johnny foreigner’. […]
Socialists need to reconnect with religion By Philip Hall I’ve recently decided to become a Quaker. I went […]
By Philip Hall + It was the Albanian maid, Meera who discovered it. ‘There is an animal in […]
A visit to Al ‘Ula and the tombs of the Nabateans Photo-essay: a lightning trip to Meda’in Saleh […]
In the spirit of Mayakovsky The World is Sick of Dreaming Sometimes I wish my bed were as […]