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All things must come to an end, and the alphabet is certainly no exception. In the last blog of this series, we’ll be taking a look at the origin of city names starting with the letters U (0), V (3), W (3), X (1), Y (0) and Z (1). By popular demand, I’ll once again… read more »

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(A short story to usher in ice-cream season in the Northern Hemisphere.) “I couldn’t reach Mauro! His mother picked up the phone! It was lying in his bed! Under the blankets!” squealed Sylvia. “What now?” Dr Benedetti’s heart sank when he heard his secretary’s words. He covered the mouthpiece and gruffly cursed himself for his stupidity,… read more »