Author Archives: Louise

X v Y: The British “public school”: what does public really mean? Private?

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Glosso’s “X v Y” series tackles the complicated matter of British schools: when are they public, and when are they private? Can any actually be both? Continue reading

X v Y: When it comes to the line, do you “tow” it or “toe” it?

Do you toe the line …

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… or tow the line?

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Are towing and toeing both correct, when it comes to the line? Glosso’s X v Y series takes a look … Continue reading

X v Y: Sarcasm and jealousy: the darker sides of irony and envy (and the irony of Aristotle)

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Glosso’s series, “X v Y”, takes a look at two sets of words — envy and jealousy, irony and sarcasm — that are often treated as synonyms but actually have substantially different meanings. Continue reading