Stuart Pearcey
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Words and Spaces Ltd

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It ain’t what you say, it’s the way that you say it…

We have a family friend whose job is in support of victims of domestic violence. If she could have her way, she would ban social media in a heartbeat. ...

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Thick-skinned journalists, or a man eating fish?

A whole world of difference in meaning is created by inserting a humble hyphen between two of the words in the phrase ‘thick skinned journalists’. ...

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It is big, but it’s not necessarily clever

As a young reporter writing up an inquest I was working through the pathologist's evidence to the Coroner, and dealing with the cause of death.
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Shorter than a tweet, more elegant than Haiku

Expressing a thought in a restricted number of words or characters adds another dimension of difficulty to composing a message – anyone who has needed 141 characters for the perfect Tweet will understand that. ...

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