Annoyed by mispronunciations? These ‘pacific’ words will ‘probly’ leave you fuming

“Specifically” and “probably” top the list of the most irritating mispronounced words, according to a new survey.    Linguistic experts said that people were often reticent about correcting the pronunciation of others in public out of fear of being labelled a “pedant”.  But most people are more comfortable in taking family members …

Crowd shouts ‘rot in prison’ as Greek husband who killed Caroline Crouch arrives at court

A Greek helicopter pilot is appearing in court in Athens on charges of premeditated murder over the death of his young wife, who authorities say he confessed to killing after claiming for more than a month that the woman had died during a brutal home robbery. Pilot and flight instructor …

SEC Wants More Climate Disclosures. Businesses Are Preparing for a Fight.

WASHINGTON—The Securities and Exchange Commission is preparing to require public companies to disclose more information about how they respond to threats linked to climate change—and businesses are gearing up for a fight.The SEC’s new chairman, Biden administration appointee Gary Gensler, has said climate-related disclosure is a top priority, and President …

Flu could be ‘bigger problem’ than Covid this winter, says JCVI deputy chairman

Flu could be a “bigger problem” than Covid-19 this winter, the deputy chairman of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) has said. Professor Anthony Harnden told BBC 4’s Today programme: “I will emphasise that actually flu could be potentially a bigger problem this winter than Covid. “We’ve had a …