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  • Bolbol on Negative Typecasting: A fascinating story. Could we have it brought up to the present day? Not so long ago I studied German using a US textbook published in 1941 (i.e. clea...
  • Louis Mackay on Negative Typecasting: In German, varieties of of Black Letter that have sharp angles like a snapped branch in the letter form, are known as "gebrochene Schrift" (broken scr...
  • Phil Edwards on Negative Typecasting: Why "Fraktur" (and "Gebrochene"), I wonder.
  • Timothy Rogers on Der britische Historikerstreit: I haven't seen (or worn) them in years, though I may have fallen through so many status levels that my chances of encountering a pair are low. This p...
  • Rikkeh on A Headteacher Writes: Thank you for drawing attention to the stark and scarily widening deficit that your forecasts show.
  • Rikkeh on A Headteacher Writes: Note that I said "yearly spending" in my third paragraph. Year-on-year spending does go down by 25% if you're cutting £1.5m out of £6m p.a. Cumul...
  • Fred Skolnik on The Segregation Wall: But I don't shrug my shoulders and have great sympathy for those among the Palestinians who are innocent. The suffering of the Palestinian people is a...
  • semitone on The Segregation Wall: This one cuts both ways, Fred. If you abhor the bus bombs (and I hope we all do) but shrug your shoulders at the suffering caused by the occupation th...
  • Mark Brady on A Headteacher Writes: A student came by (blame the student, eh?) and I inadvertently submitted the comment before I previewed it. The "cumulative total of savings over the...
  • Mark Brady on A Headteacher Writes: The "cumulative total of savings after the three years" is £1.5m in the third year out of an annual income of £6m. The "cumulative total of savings...

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