Linguist, lexicographer, radio host, public speaker

“All that scrubbing and dieting won’t stop mum believing we live like pigs,” by Richard Glover, in t

“It’s true my mother has two photographs of me on her hall table. They are side-by-side. One of me at age 14, looking painfully thin. And another, taken a year ago, in which I’m photographed from below in a way that makes me look like Marlon Brando after a binge. Says Jocasta: ‘It’s her way of saying, ‘This is him when I looked after him; and here he is under the regime of that fat girlfriend of his.’”

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Grant Barrett