The New York Times argues no adjective derived from a modern writer’s name rivals “Orwellian” for visibility. Photograph: AP

Next week, the works of George Orwell drop out of copyright in the UK and Ireland. The world is celebrating the incoming avalanche of new editions in (...)

The missing word   is “ass”

On foot of a recent column (“The Stylebook of Leviticus”, February 8th), in which I questioned the historical wisdom of Americans in adopting “ass” as(...)