Notes of a word-watcher, Hanching Chung. A first port of call for English learning.
sit right/well, cigarette card
Duterte’s threat to call US President Barack Obama a “son of a whore” if he criticised an anti-drug campaign that’s left around 2,400 dead, and the subsequent cancellation of a meeting between the leaders, “didn’t sit well” with overseas investors, said Rafael Palma Gil, a portfolio manager at Rizal Commercial Banking Group in Manila.
• The Face of Britain by Simon Schama, from which this edited extract has been taken, is published by Viking. A BBC2 series based on the book begins on 30 September and an exhibition runs at the National Portrait Gallery, London WC2, from 16 September to 4 January.
From his precious cigarette card collection, to first locking eyes with his baby daughter, to responding to the age of the selfie, the renowned historian has always been fascinated by faces and how they are depicted. But how to…