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It turns out the BNP has a manual – a book of Hate for Dummies, if you will. And someone leaked it to the BBC. BNP activists and writers should never refer to ‘black Britons’ or ‘Asian Britons’ etc, for the simple reason that such persons do not exist”. Now defining British nationality is tricky, […]


The Guardian has put together some word clouds for the Budget speeches for the years 1998-2009 (i.e. the speeches given by Gordon Brown and Alistair Darling as Chancellors). The more frequently a word is used in the speech, the bigger it appears in the cloud. It makes for interesting glancing for those of us who […]


So apparently there’s a Miss USA beauty pageant. I hadn’t been following it, for any one of a million reasons, but then Renee at Womanist Musings drew my attention to one of the contestants, Miss California, and her views on gay marriage.


First, there was this advert from the US for a combination razor/bikini trimmer, the Schick Quattro Trimstyle for Women: