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The Steeple Times is an online magazine with a following of upto 880,000 unique views per day on our best day yet.

  • We have 91,000 daily subscribers by email.

  • We typically average around 320,000 unique views per day.

  • We currently have 65 contributing authors who range from students to the actor, writer and producer Steven Berkoff and the champion jockey Frankie Dettori.

Combining a mix of society's last word and both wit and wisdom, The Steeple Times covers food, drink and fine dining as well as luxury, travel, the arts, individuals of influence and current affairs in the United Kingdom, America and elsewhere. We are best described as being akin to "a cross between The Huffington Post and Private Eye".

 

The magazine's following is affluent, engaged and international. With 41% of readers coming from the UK and 38% from America, The Steeple Times also has strong presence within Canadian, Italian, German and Australian territories.

 

Tag: language

March 3, 2015

The hypocrisy of England

by Matthew Steeples

Playwright Alan Bennett chooses ‘hypocrisy’ as Britain’s best achievement

January 6, 2015

Money and language

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples suggests that the true root of ‘Andrew-gate’ is money and language

July 23, 2013

Word of the Week: Quockerwodger

by Matthew Steeples

Words worth using   Nick Clegg is a quockerwodger as he behaves like a puppet and is controlled by David Cameron’s strings.

July 9, 2013

‘Ћ’ is just unacceptable

by Matthew Steeples

Those who play with our language do so at their peril   News that an Australian restaurateur named Paul Mathis has “invented” a new symbol to replace the word ‘the’ might enthuse some but it certainly doesn’t appeal to The Steeple Times.

April 29, 2013

Popping out

by Matthew Steeples

The overuse of the word “pop-up”   On Radio 4 this morning, a presenter commented: “I refuse to call it a ‘pop-up’. If we have any more of them, I’ll pop”. At a lunch yesterday I debated the description with a number of others and was surprised to find that the majority felt that it … Continue reading “Popping out”

March 23, 2013

Running out of luxury

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples bemoans the overuse of the word “luxury”   You can’t get away from it: “Luxury” is everywhere. Be it a luxury goods brand, a luxury hotel or a luxury loo roll, everyone’s at it.  

March 16, 2013

Out of their class

by Matthew Steeples

Mid Devon District Council ban the use of apostrophes in street signage   First, Waterstone’s announced that they’d be ditching the apostrophe in their name to become Waterstones and now Mid Devon District Council are embarking on the same ludicrous course of action with regard to street signs.   Stating that they wish to “reduce … Continue reading “Out of their class”

October 15, 2012

“Grockles” and “Emmets”

by Matthew Steeples

Matthew Steeples discovers Michael Winner’s links to descriptions of unwelcome “out of towners”   My last linguistic rambling explored two words, “plebs” and “ladettes,” that, like Andrew Mitchell MP, truly need to be eliminated from our culture. The next two in this series, “grockles” and “emmets,” have far more amusing origins and truly sum up … Continue reading ““Grockles” and “Emmets””

September 3, 2012

Do you “chitter-chatter”?

by Matthew Steeples

The phrase “chit-chat”   This morning, as I walked through the streets of Chelsea, I heard a lady blabbering into her mobile telephone about how she’d had a “chit-chat” with her friend. I cringed. I don’t know why, but I do truly hate this phrase.   My first encounter with “chit-chat” was in the early … Continue reading “Do you “chitter-chatter”?”

August 31, 2012

Please use please

by Matthew Steeples

What’s in the overuse of “for me”?   This week in the Daily Telegraph there have been a number of letters regarding the use of the phrase:  “Can you just fill in this form for me?” I am not sure where the debate started but this drivel is often used in the surgeries of doctors … Continue reading “Please use please”

August 23, 2012

All lounged out

by Matthew Steeples

The misuse of the word “lounge”   “Lounge,” to my mind is a word that conjures laziness. “Lounging around” is something one did as a teenager and in the process annoyed one’s parents and school teachers.   “Lounge” is a word that is often misused in other contexts. When I think of a “lounge,” I … Continue reading “All lounged out”

June 12, 2012

Grabbing grabbers

by Matthew Steeples

“Grab”: a word that should know its place   After attending a cocktail reception for the Intelligence Book of the Year Award today and meeting a fascinating array of intelligent people from the world of security, I lunched in the bar of the St. Ermin’s Hotel with my good friend Claire Rubinstein.   A man … Continue reading “Grabbing grabbers”

August 15, 2011

Jog off

by Matthew Steeples

A phrase that should be consigned to history   Now “hijacked by chavs,” the phrase “jog on” first became prominent in The Football Factory film about football hooliganism.   This awful insult got wider use in recent days after a mother from Salford used it in response to someone who criticised her defence of rioters … Continue reading “Jog off”

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