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By Carol Harrison
Forgive me if this is a couple of months old, but it’s funny! Don’t fart in the House.
What you should read before you say fart in the House of Commons.
And speaking of saving a language, two Fulani brothers invent an alphabet for their language. Now they’re working on a font.
“A rose by any other colour looks just as sweet!” How did colours get their names?
And why you shouldn’t mix your colours in the –wash.
Try to or try and; there is no do.
The latest kid on the gender-neutral block: Latinx.
This article was copy edited by Ellen Fleischer.