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Prince Harry

Even republicans approve, surely?

Microwaving tea

Recommended by scientists, apparently. Disgusting

No televised election debates

Disappointing; we were rather looking forward to May vs The Sturge

Broadchurch

Olivia Coleman = nailed-on Future National Treasure

Spring Bank holidays

Too close together! Very bad!

Bin-mageddon

“I queued for THREE BLOODY HOURS at B&Q for a new recycling bin! The entire town’s in CHAOS”

S-Town

To be listened to whole on a long journey for maximum effect

Using a proper paper map

Strangely satisfying

The “Flash” Flash ad

It’s back! Possibly the best ever singing dog in an advert ever

Crap tacos

Reheated, with too much chilli: middle-class kebabs, basically

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    Friday
    Apr212017

    Chattering Class: Cleans up the impossible!

    Prince Harry

    Even republicans approve, surely?

    Microwaving tea

    Recommended by scientists, apparently. Disgusting

    No televised election debates

    Disappointing; we were rather looking forward to May vs The Sturge

    Broadchurch

    Olivia Coleman = nailed-on Future National Treasure

    Spring Bank holidays

    Too close together! Very bad!

    Bin-mageddon

    “I queued for THREE BLOODY HOURS at B&Q for a new recycling bin! The entire town’s in CHAOS”

    S-Town

    To be listened to whole on a long journey for maximum effect

    Using a proper paper map

    Strangely satisfying

    The “Flash” Flash ad

    It’s back! Possibly the best ever singing dog in an advert ever

    Crap tacos

    Reheated, with too much chilli: middle-class kebabs, basically

    Wednesday
    May112016

    Chattering class: this month's ups and downs

    Leicester City overkill

    Yes we get it, it's lovely. But can we talk about something else now?

    Online petitions

    Please sign our online petition to have them banned

    Zootopia

    The new Frozen

    Artisan marshmallows

    Unconvincing

    The word “artisan”

    Overused

    Discussing sourdough recipes

    You buy it? Might as well wear a Burberry baseball cap

    Getting the right shade of fake tan

    “Just enough to stop my legs looking like something I dug up”

    Travelling off-peak on rural branchline trains

    Lovely

    Pointless gadgets made by start-ups

    Usually no better than Innovations catalogue stuff

    Wednesday
    Mar022016

    Three ways to save face after an autocorrect typo

    Bloody autocorrect. Foiling your attempts to seem funny and interesting by littering your tweets and Facebook posts with embarrassing errors. We've all been there, and we've all wondered, heart pounding, what to do to fix the error. To our mind, there are three ways you could go:

    1. Dive in with a follow-up post which at once drips with exaggerated embarrassment and pre-empts any correction from smug followers, making very clear you know your stuff and do not care to be corrected, thank you very much. “Argh! Posted before I was ready. Yarg, not yard, obviously!”
    2. Delete hastily and re-post a version without the typo, as though nothing ever happened. Or, if technology allows, such as on Facebook, edit the post. You'll need to be prepared to swallow your pride about the fact that it will display as 'Edited'. In many ways that's just drawing attention to your error. You might actually come off better if you do nothing, hence this third option:
    3. Rise above it. Just let it be. And if anyone picks you up on the error, ignore them or go down the pro-creative expression route, pretending you think social media is no place for pedantry. You'll be cringing and hating yourself, obviously, but you'll have an air of a person who likes the idea of having nothing to prove. And that's about as good as an MC can strive for.
    Sunday
    Jan172016

    Chattering class: quibbles and queries

    TV shows on dieting

    Ugh, enough now! Oh alright, just one more...

    People leaning forward in train seats

    Annoying and intrusive

    Metcalfe's Skinny popcorn

    Favourite niche snack about to go mainstream

    Tax returns

    Absolutely love sharing misery on Twitter

    Books received for Christmas

    No idea how/when to get through the stack

    Doddle

    Still not convinced it's a doddle

    Dry January

    Would be easier if people didn't stop talking about it

    People who breathe really loudly in yoga and pilates classes

    Do please shut up

    Kale and spinach

    Why do they come in such huge bags?

    A newly filled fruit bowl

    As satisfying as fresh bed sheets

    Sunday
    Jan102016

    Chattering Class: January Jabber

    Shortbread

    A wonderful thing. Fork marks are a must

    War and Peace

    Finally, something really properly proper to watch/fall asleep during

    #puddlewatch

    Baffling at first, then captivating

    'January sales'

    Sort of nostalgic for this concept

    Having to talk about how your Christmas was

    Beyond tedious

    Saying 'Happy new year'

    An incurable reflex, it seems

    'I got completely and utterly soaked'

    Why are we all so competitive when it comes to weather?

    Sainsbury's 'twist your favourites'

    Kind of fun. But, cranberry sauce in a cheese toastie? Please. That's just obvious

    Spiralising

    Nearly over it

    Master Pan

    Amazing school-dinner-tray-ish way to cook fry-up