When words fail you, there's always 'twattle' and 'jollux'

Why try to halt the onward march of our language? It's literally not worth it, writes Colm O'Regan.

31st August, 2013
There's no point in getting angry. The English language is fluid and resists all attempts to contain it.

It's the same every year. A couple of news stories appear, designed specifically to make a certain type of person tut-tut, glance around and wonder what the world is coming to.

One of them is the appearance of the Brown Thomas Christmas department in the height of summer. Given the few years they've had and the batterings they get from rent, rates and Vat, who could really blame the shopkeepers for trying anything to drum...

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