A WORD IN THE HAND: FIRE

SUE DE GROOT | Don’t grill me, but there are myriad more reasons to be hot than to be cool

A column to satisfy your inner grammar nerd

22 April 2021 - 20:49

Most of the conversation in SA this week — bar that concerning errant judges and iniquitous politicians — has been about fires. This talk has not just been of flames and blazes and infernos and conflagrations. It has also contained some incendiary and inflammatory fire-throwing of blame.

Those are not the things I want to talk about today. I feel a more burning desire to concentrate on why some words are hot and some words are cold...

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