Tag Archives: Boys

Girls’ Games Are Dangerous

When I was growing up, school sports were run on very clear gender lines. Boys played football (that’s ‘soccer’, for any Americans tuning in) and rugby during the winter and cricket in the summer. Girls played hockey and netball during … Continue reading

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Naming the Namers of Names

I’ve always been fascinated by names. I don’t really know why, though I suspect it comes from a combination of having an distinctly Celtic surname that most people cannot spell (including some members of my own family) and being one … Continue reading

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