The Word of the Year is upon us once more, which heralds the steady march to Christmas – a time for twisted firestarters and Graham’s favourite index entries. While we were all dealing with fake news though, the Victoria & Albert Museum made another strange acquisition, some Labour MPs reviewed a play, John Donne apparently liked to make smutty jokes, and we discover an amazing marble run.
We also have a quiz about the language of swing – specifically the strange things that musical instruments were called in the 1930s.
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