Hen: Sweden’s new gender-neutral pronoun
Sweden’s gender-neutral pronoun, which aims to combat discrimination, is now recognised in the Swedish dictionary. But as well as recognising social progress, can language influence it, too?
Anger over apostrophes punctuates Devon calm
The road signs of a rural county in England will no longer use apostrophes: too difficult to employ correctly, says the council, and too many complaints about mistakes. Should we care?
Britons literally furious about misused words
When Nick Clegg misused ‘literally’ on Saturday, UK grammar enthusiasts were furious. The word has been used wrongly for years – but can the evolution of language ever be reversed?