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No more excuses for reverting to type

Are you a tour, or a type? (Sorry, that's not what I meant.) By your talk or a type? (No, not even close.) Are you a talker or a tighter?

Friday, 6 January, 2012, 12:00am

Microblogs a big part of student life

'Every day, I log in more than four times, using either my computer or mobile phone. And I stay on for two or three hours,' says Deng Jian, a 21-year-old student at Sun Yat-sen University in Guangzhou.

She was talking about her habit of using Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like social networking site on the mainland.

8 Nov 2011 - 12:00am

The Language Wars: A History of Proper English

The Language Wars: A History of Proper English by Henry Hitchings John Murray HK$234

Why do we get so agitated about matters of grammar and spelling and punctuation?

24 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

Write your e-mails properly

Most of us use e-mail to communicate with friends, family and workplace colleagues. But few of us pay much attention to our online manners. Some people never reply to their e-mails, while others send long, complicated messages that no one has time to read. Like any form of communication, e-mail sends a message about you. Here's how to make sure it's a positive one.

20 Feb 2006 - 12:00am