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Ugly word of the day: Educationalist

To be fair, there are environmentalists, survivalists and apparently mentalists, and we’re used to all of those, so what’s the problem? It’s spiky, awkward, unattractive and seems to be angling for the job of unassuming yet less-syllabic “educator” or, formerly, “teacher”. Speaking of spiky and unattractive, tried to like the Barbican again today. Am getting closer, especially thanks to the ponds and fountains, but it’s just a creepy place. Too easy to picture barbarians in Mad Max garb running along the Highwalks with maces, and lepers leaning from the expensive windows…



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