‘Scum will pay for their words!’: Khabib in social media skirmish with Russian rap stars

While verbal skirmishes are common in MMA, Russian UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is preparing to face Conor McGregor in October, has become involved in an explosive social media exchange with Russian rap artists. The unlikely conflict with the rappers originates in an Instagram post by Nurmagomedov in the middle of August. Back then, the […]

‘Bingeable,’ ‘biohacking’ and ‘fintech’ are now officially words

To say that the internet has played a massive role in the shaping of global society is a bit of an understatement, really, but one area that often gets overlooked is its influence on language. Thanks to teh interwebz (bear with me), we’re all exposed to words, phrases and spellings from languages and subcultures we […]

I’m a tournament Scrabble player — here’s a list of the words that will raise your score by 50 points

Patty Hocker/North American Scrabble Players Association I am a tournament Scrabble player, and people often ask me how they can improve their Scrabble skills. Any expert will tell you that learning the two-letter words is a surefire way to increase your average score by 50 points a game. I compiled a list of the 105 […]

With three words, President Trump fortifies a flawed perception about NASA

Enlarge / President Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a campaign rally at the Amsoil Arena on June 20, 2018 in Duluth Minnesota. Fresh off an appearance at a National Space Council meeting Monday, space was evidently on his mind when President Trump spoke at a campaign rally in Duluth, Minn., on Wednesday night. “Our […]

Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert scam email warning – look out for these four words

Martin Lewis, 46, issued an email scam warning to viewers on This Morning to explain what to look out for and how to know if you’re being scammed. The Money Saving Expert, or MSE for short, advised people to be wary of the wording of certain emails to tell if they are a scam. “Look […]

Martin Lewis: Money Saving Expert scam email warning – look out for these four words

Martin Lewis, 46, issued an email scam warning to viewers on This Morning to explain what to look out for and how to know if you’re being scammed. The Money Saving Expert, or MSE for short, advised people to be wary of the wording of certain emails to tell if they are a scam. “Look […]

'Ass' backwards: Joey Votto reverses his harsh words about Canada

Cincinnati Reds all-star Joey Votto has penned an apology after saying in a podcast on Tuesday that he doesn't care about Canada, Canadian baseball or his hometown of Toronto. Votto, who played for Canada at the 2009 and 2013 World Baseball Classics and won the Lou Marsh Award as Canada's athlete of the year in […]

800 words review – The best thing from Australian television since Neighbours

It’s an antipodean hybrid, a story about a widowed Australian journalist who pens an 800-word column each week about living in a small coastal town in New Zealand called Weld with his two teenage children. If you ignore his straight-to-camera homilies, concentrate on the comedy-drama and squint a little you could almost be watching Cold […]