Having your cake and eating it too

The phrase ‘have cake and eat it’ has hit the headlines having been spotted in hand-written notes relating to EU negotiations. This is a classic case of a phrase that implies more than it says, where looking at available instances of use in a corpus can offer some insight. So here are the results of … Continue reading “Having your cake and eating it too”

Trump’s racist and sexist language

Many of the column inches devoted to the US presidential elections focus on ‘the things that Donald Trump says’; the way the President-Elect talks is a cause of concern for many, and his sexist and/or racist language causes particular alarm. In a Panorama programme shown on 14 November 2016, Pastor Frederick Haynes was interviewed saying … Continue reading “Trump’s racist and sexist language”