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Witch ever way you spell it, just don’t stick it on a hedgehog

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A WORD IN THE HAND: MASK

Witch ever way you spell it, just don’t stick it on a hedgehog

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

Deputy features editor: Sunday Times

Why, asks Elizabeth Sleith, the observant editor of Sunday Times Travel, are we all talking about face masks?

She  has a point. It does seem redundant to place “face” in front of “mask” – an item of apparel clearly meant to cover the facial features, as anyone who has ever watched any film about a masked ball will know. 

Masked balls are not that common these days, sadly, and in any case the rudimentary safety coverings we wear now are not the sort of masks party attendees of yore would be wearing...

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