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Thursday, 31st July 2014

Proceed with caution: icon ahead

Iconic. Whatever does it mean? I’ve seen and heard the adjective applied to everything from a holiday to a burger. Usually, as in the case of a famous building, it means simply that, famous. Icon, in its original sense, just means image. If I make a painting or a sculpture of you, it’s an icon […]

 

Wednesday, 18th June 2014

Keeping kids safe

Every week in the UK around 40,000 children and young people are taken to A&E. Of those, 2,000 are admitted and 13 will never recover from their injuries. Yet many of the incidents that put them in hospital could have been prevented and that’s why Pressgang is once again helping to sponsor the work of […]

 

Friday, 2nd May 2014

Ee, bah goom

What’s the difference between an employer and an employee? We all know that, don’t we? The –er ending denotes the person doing whatever the verb says, in this case employing, and the –ee denotes the person to whom it is done. Think of payer, payee, or interviewer, interviewee. But then think of retirer, escaper or […]

 

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