M.L. Peck

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Major DOMA

November 5, 2012
Major DOMA

I’ve been using the Hide feature on Facebook a lot over the past year, in an attempt to insulate myself from the politics of certain members of my social network.  It hardly matters the point of view: the most irksome news feed items are sloganeered images that exist mainly to congratulate the poster on...
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Why “Bovver”

July 19, 2012
Why “Bovver”

Of all the characters the British comedian Catherine Tate played on her television sketch series, perhaps none became as famous as Lauren Cooper, a bolshy teenager who responded to pretty much anything with the assertion she was not ‘bovvered’. Viewers couldn’t help but pity whoever turned up in Lauren’s path, knowing no one escaped...
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