Thu, 07 Mar 2019 01:00
‘Divine’ messengers reveal a sordid truth about ‘God’
Both the Bible and the Koran are believed by their adherents to be the perfect word of God. Well, at least at the time they were written. Since then God has added some sexy supplements using the penname of Joseph Smith (“The Book of Mormon”).
Wed, 06 Feb 2019 01:00
Quality tourists driven away by pollution and ‘mai bpen rai’ attitude
In a country profiting from more than 30 million tourists every year, who come from all corners of the world, it seems odd that at many police stations nobody can speak or understand a word of English.
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 07:15
Metoo, Brexit, environment inspire new dictionary entries
"Single-use" was named the Collins Dictionary word of the year on Wednesday, following a four-fold increase in usage since 2013 in a reflection of increased concerns about sustainability.
Tue, 16 Oct 2018 01:00
Thailand now has chance to become world leader in elephant welfare
Word of the decision to cancel the King’s Cup Elephant Polo Tournament has spread like wildfire, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. The attitude of the public has changed greatly since I first investigated the use of elephants for entertainment in Surin in 1998.
Sun, 29 Apr 2018 01:00
Vegetarian or hypocrite?
Simon Ordsall has written numerous letters attacking animal rights activists, including me, while never expressing one word of compassion for the animals. Yet he claims to be a vegetarian.
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 13:59
He was once homeless in Paris, now he’s a Michelin-starred chef
When Lebanese chef Alan Geaam first arrived in Paris two decades ago he found himself sleeping on the streets, lost and penniless with hardly a word of French.
Sat, 06 Jan 2018 01:00
Word of mouth about penis whitening attracts customers to hospital
Health officials turned up at Lelux Hospital yesterday to investigate reports that it provides and advertises whitening services for male genitalia.
Sat, 16 Dec 2017 08:44
'Youthquake' named Oxford Dictonaries' word of 2017
"Youthquake" was crowned Friday as Oxford Dictionaries' word of the year 2017, following a five-fold increase in usage.
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 06:56
'Feminism' is US dictionary 'Word of the Year'
Mon, 04 Dec 2017 14:43
'Kwaussie' named Australian word of the year
Inspired by a dual citizenship crisis plaguing politics in Australia, the term "Kwaussie" -- a mix of Kiwi and Aussie -- was Monday picked as word of the year.
Tue, 01 Aug 2017 01:00
Faster immigration handling for foreigners
Article with the exact same information came out half a year ago. Still no word of date.
Wed, 17 May 2017 07:12
Twitter shares rise on word of Biz Stone's return
SAN FRANCISCO - Twitter shares gained Tuesday on word that co-founder Biz Stone was returning to the social network after six years away.
Tue, 25 Apr 2017 08:43
Sharapova rags-to-riches journey resumes in Stuttgart
STUTTGART, - From the shadow of Chernobyl's nuclear wasteland to international super-stardom and from penniless arrival in the United States, without a word of English, to a fortune of $200 million.
Wed, 16 Nov 2016 16:34
'Post-truth' named Oxford Dictionaries word of the year
LONDON - The Oxford Dictionaries chose "post-truth" as their word of the year on Wednesday, saying its use had spiked in the past year because of the Brexit vote in Britain and the rise of Donald Trump in the United States.
Fri, 30 Sep 2016 01:00
We shouldn’t need iron fist to protect delicate nature
Once again the authorities have fallen back on the double-edged sword of Article 44 and its absolute power. Yesterday, Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha issued a new order under the legislation to end unfinished business regarding the registration of domes