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Latest Shazia Mirza Stories

2008-08-14 00:00:29

By Julian Hall Comedian Shazia Mirza was booked as a guest on MacAulay and Co this week. As the radio show is recorded early in the morning, Mirza (right) assumed it would be herself and Fred MacAulay in the studio. The comic thus opted to go to the Spiegeltent venue in a coat over her pyjama bottoms and vest top. As you might imagine, Mirza was completely unprepared for an audience of 250 people, for whom she had to perform a five-minute set. John Prescott was in bullish mood for his...

2007-01-15 12:00:18

By Carolyn Hitt According to legend, eminent Victorian John Ruskin was so horrified to discover on his wedding night that his wife had hair on her nether regions, he never consummated their marriage. Basing his ideal of the feminine form on gleaming classical statues, poor Ruskin never realised that women can be as hairy as the next man. Almost 160 years later, female body hair is still subject to the ych y fi factor. If Ruskin was honey- mooning in 2007, however, he might not be so...


Word of the Day
out-herod
  • In the phrase to out-herod Herod, to be more violent than Herod (as represented in the old mystery plays); hence, to exceed in any excess of evil.
Herod refers to 'Herod the Great,' a Roman client king and 'a madman who murdered his own family and a great many rabbis.' According to the OED, the term is 'chiefly with allusion to Shakespeare's use' in Hamlet.
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