Category: Briefs

Briefs

Czech it out

UK citizens returning from the Czech Republic must quarantine, but one issue never goes away: why do we spell Czech with a “Z” but pronounce

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Iberian Influence

As travel restrictions to Portugal from the UK are lifted, some might wonder why Portuguese is the language of Brazil while every other country in

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Presidential Parallels

There are now less than 100 days to go until the 2020 US presidential election. A recently-published book reproduces the Anglo-American reporter, Alistair Cook’s, note

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Hockney Rebel

A new portraits exhibition by David Hockney includes a series drawn on canvas using charcoal and coloured crayons. According to a leading art critic, this is

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All Bar None

“There are said to be 138,000 bars in Spain. This as many as the rest of western Europe put together.”   Source: Ghosts of Spain,

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Privileged Check-in

Reportedly, just 5 per cent of the world’s 7.7 billion population has ever travelled by aeroplane.   Source: Edward Lucas, The Times, Monday 9 September

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