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Sunday Selection

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Happy Sunday! I hope you’ve had a weekend full of sunshine and sangria

Here are a few things I’ve come across on the Internet this week:

Is Help to Buy irrelevant in London?

This note was handed to someone on the tube (via Reddit)

Free journeys on vintage London buses.

Has London become the new Constantinople?

Interesting discussion about how much you need to earn to live comfortably in London.

Have a great week ahead!

A look inside the Telegraph style book: banned words

I love style guides and think they are important for the future of the newspaper industry. A newspaper should not make sweeping statements or use colloquial terminology; I look to newspapers for the facts and to blogs for interpretation.

That said, style guides are always an amusing read. Today I stumbled across the Telegraph’s style guide and couldn’t resist a peek at their list of banned words. Here are a few of my favourites:

  • bloodbath
  • boardroom antics
  • boffin
  • bubbly (both for champagne and young women)
  • budget airline
  • come out (for homosexual and lesbian people)
  • disgraced managers, innocent victims and all their tribe are out
  • frail grannies
  • perverted Scout leaders

Best of all, the words ‘toff’ and ‘Europhobe’ are also banned from the Telegraph. I wonder why…!