Revolution is, like, when something totally rad comes full circle

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A WORD IN THE HAND: RADICAL

Revolution is, like, when something totally rad comes full circle

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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Words are a bit like old friends or missing socks. You don’t see or hear from them for years and then suddenly they seem to be popping up everywhere.

It was like that for me and radical this week. Radical is a word I greatly admire but we haven’t kept in regular contact, so I was delighted when I bumped into it not once but three times this week. (Actually three-and-a-third times, but we’ll get to that.)

All these encounters took place on Times platforms. The first chance meeting happened in a headline: “DA MPs in tears as Maimane says no to radical anti-violence sit-in.”..

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