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Royal Wedding Smug Watch: The Roald Dahl Brick Wall

ROYAL Wedding Smug Watch: Michael Rosen, novelist and founder of the Roald Dahl Funny Prize, wants Times readers to know that he will not be watching the wedding:

I can think of a long list of things I’d rather do, starting with looking at a brick wall.

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Posted: 27th, April 2011 | In: Royal Family | Comment (1)


Epic Fail: BBC Words Smith Michael Rosen Talks To The Sun’s John Kay

ON Michael Rosen’s Word of Mouth show on BBC Radio 4, he visited the Sun’s newsroom. The show “explores the world of language and communication”.

The Sun was used to illustrate how every word matters. Every part of every sentence is deliberate and deliberated over.* Just as Rosen’s show has limited space (30 minutes), the Sun has space for each story. Mindful of the power of words, Rosen spoke with the Sun’s award winning chief reporter, John Kay.

Kay told how the talented sub editors always make his story better.

Rosen wondered if changing his pros annoyed Kay. He asked Kay:

But surely you want to kill them..?

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Posted: 28th, January 2011 | In: Key Posts, TV & Radio | Comment