In March, the Mid Devon district council in southwestern England attempted to banish apostrophes from all area street signs.
Slate (May 23, 2013)
Speeds were measured yet urgent, belying his reputation as being, on occasion, a slow-ish Wagnerian.
The Guardian (Jul 23, 2013)
In a global ice age beginning 72,000 years ago, many Africans fled the continent’s arid interior, heading for the more benign southern shore.
New York Times (Nov 12, 2012)
He acknowledged pocketing bribes from corrupt contractors in exchange for certifying bogus or inflated invoices for services that were never provided.
New York Times (Jul 12, 2013)
In Wednesday’s speech, Obama advocated for bolstering manufacturing, investing in infrastructure, and bringing down the cost of higher education.
BusinessWeek (Jul 24, 2013)
Raising his arms over his head, assuming poses, brandishing the putting iron like a sword.
The New Yorker (Jun 3, 2013)
He smoldered for eight innings in the Washington Nationals’ dugout, until Davey Johnson could keep Harper bridled no longer.
Washington Post (Jun 10, 2012)
One is the 1885 factory, which retains its original red-brick facade, exposed buttresses, oversized arched windows and chunky white “Peaks Mason Mints” lettering.
New York Times (Oct 20, 2012)
Protections exist so workers “are not treated in an arbitrary and capricious way merely for political purposes.”
Reuters (May 30, 2013)
He also said the mountains are dangerous, with regular landslides and other natural catastrophes.
New York Times (Jul 13, 2013)
“Some people approach acting with all these things in their head, making it more complicated than it needs to be, way too cerebral,” he complained.
The Guardian (Jul 23, 2013)
Yet the precise patterns on the runway, which at first glance looked like chevron rugs, were literally drawn in sand.
New York Times (Jun 26, 2012)
The albums are listed in chronological order of their original release.
Time (Dec 25, 2012)
In both cases, diplomatic security agents suggested that their investigations had been circumscribed or blocked by superiors.
New York Times (Jun 11, 2013)
Zarghami’s comments about talks with Cuba were taken seriously until Mehr later clarified he was joking.
The Guardian (Jul 3, 2013)
Clever coinages may be laughed at and enjoyed, but hardly ever adopted by users of the language.
BBC (Feb 18, 2011)
But those good times bred complacency, and Mr. Bernanke’s recent comments have caused an abrupt change in perceptions.
New York Times (Jun 24, 2013)
City inspectors have yet to investigate, but Mr. LaVorgna said the home was in compliance with the building code.
New York Times (Jul 24, 2013)
China has staunchly rejected such allegations, saying the Beijing government neither condones nor carries out computer hacking.
Washington Post (Feb 10, 2013)
Others were backed by a bipartisan consensus, such as the Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments of 1996.
Washington Post (Jul 17, 2013)
Neuroscientists have long known that sleep plays an important role in memory consolidation, helping to integrate newly learned information.
Scientific American (Jul 24, 2013)
There are some signs that after years of penny-pinching, conspicuous spending is on the rise in Japan
New York Times (Jun 28, 2013)
Heated debates ensue about whether earnest attempts to support science journalists constitute “establishment PR”.
The Guardian (Jul 5, 2013)
Unlike conventional zoos, Mr Shingu’s Paper Zoo is made entirely using origami.
The Guardian (Jul 20, 2013)
Plentiful plaudits and copious commendations have followed, but I’m not so sure.
BBC (Apr 22, 2013)
Prosecutors said they could not corroborate allegations made by two witnesses against the general.
BBC (Apr 18, 2013)
Week after week, he roamed the streets of New York, looking for work, and every night returned to Hoboken, crestfallen and disappointed.
The abuse, repeating words that Mr Sarkozy himself had used previously, was a crude version of “get lost!”
BBC (Jul 26, 2013)
The military has postponed maintenance, curtailed training, canceled deployments and taken other steps to slash spending.
Reuters (Jul 8, 2013)
People who live rigorously by this cynicism are often seen as grumpy killjoys.
The Guardian (Jul 10, 2013)