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Podcasts from Spectator writers
Semicolon: The Past, Present, and Future of a Misunderstood Mark by Cecelia Watson reviewed
By David Crystal
Dictionary of Gestures: Expressive Comportments and Movements in Use Around the World by François Caradec reviewed
In praise of the semicolon, a most maligned punctuation mark
The minefield of mime: ‘halt’ to an American signifies ‘hi’ to an Arab
Thought-provoking commentary and opinion on politics, books and the arts.