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  5. Pikestaff 75 – read it now
  6. Jottings
  7. Jargon for grown-ups
  8. English to be Latin of EU?
  9. Large amount of amounts
  10. ‘The reason is because’
  11. Clichés – ‘wash down’, again
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Pikestaff 62 is out now

This issue covers:

  • those point-scoring pedants who grab the grammar headlines
  • the future of ‘whom’
  • a friendly-society letter that’s not very reader-friendly
  • the new report from the Office of Parliamentary Counsel about clarity in the law (what’s taking them so long?)
  • readers’ letters.

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