They don’t have dandelion roots, but they speak tooth to power

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A WORD IN THE HAND: STUDENT

They don’t have dandelion roots, but they speak tooth to power

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

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Words, like students, can be misunderstood. If I had left the commas out of that sentence it would read: “Words like students can be misunderstood.” 

Grammar nerds might prefer “such as” instead of “like”, but either way, the word “students” can cause bemusement.

There has long been a persistent rumour that the hero of Douglas Adams’s Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, Arthur Dent, was supposed to be called Stuart, or Stu for short. ..

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