Migrants, jokes and tweets – the language distortions of broadcast news

By G.A.Ponsonby I once read a hilarious book, ‘The Meaning Of Liff’, written by the late Douglas Adams and John Lloyd.  It was a spoof dictionary which used obscure place names from locations around the UK and applied wholly bogus meanings to them. I still recall my favourite such word – Pelutho: (noun) A South American ball game. The balls are whacked against a brick wall with a stout...

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