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An apt autonym 14th June 2007

William Skidelsky’s June “Will’s Words” was a treat. If I may add to his examples of an “aptronym”—the term for an especially appropriate name—few can be better than the World Health Organisation’s director of HIV/Aids, Dr Kevin de Cock.

Adrian Gahan London SW6

Hodge and housing 16th June 2007

Julian Baggini (June) argues that Margaret Hodge’s view that those who have lived longest in a community should have housing priority should not be condemned as racist. But it is more than disingenuous to let it be inferred, as do both Baggini…

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