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When did we start saying 'ta' in the office?

“Ta.” “Ta? Why did you say ‘ta’? I’m not a kid.” “Ta” was a practice I picked up two workplaces ago, and now can’t seem to shake. Photo: Stocksy *Record scratch* You’re probably wondering how I got here. By here, I mean using the term “ta” as an adult speaking to an adult, with no children present. The short answer is that it was a practice I picked up two workplaces ago, and now can’t seem to shake. The long answer is that I have fallen victim to a strange social…

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Justin Trudeau corrected a woman for saying mankind: 'We'd like to say peoplekind'

​Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau drew cheers – and then some backlash – after he told a woman to use the word “peoplekind” instead of “mankind”. Trudeau was quickly criticised by conservative media outlets and personalities who said his political correctness has gone haywire. But others said the comments, which were made during a town hall event, were taken out of context. Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada, addresses the plenary session during the opening day of the 48th Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum, WEF, in Davos, Switzerland, in January…

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Doncaster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson fined by the FA after saying he would 'shoot' League One referees

Donacster Rovers manager Darren Ferguson Wednesday, January 31, 2018 Doncaster manager Darren Ferguson has been fined £1,000 by the Football Association after saying he would “shoot” League One’s “appalling” referees following the 1-1 draw with Plymouth on Janaury 13. Ferguson hit out at referee Andy Haines in his post-match press comments, after claiming Rovers were denied a “blatant penalty”. When asked by BBC Radio Sheffield how he would like the FA to address the issue, the 45-year-old said: “The referees are part-time and the standard is appalling, their fitness levels…

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What Donald Trump’s Diet Coke habit may be saying about his health

In a world where people are slowly swapping buckets of KFC chicken for homemade acai bowls, there is a man sitting in the White House, drinking 12 Diet Cokes a day. The confession, contained in a New York Times piece, is vaguely reminiscent of Australian radio star Kyle Sandilands, who earlier this year admitted to “drinking Coca Cola like it was water” and who told news.com.au he drank 30 coffees a day.  President Donald Trump drinks up to 12 diet cokes a day.  Photo: Instagram/@realdonaldtrump “I was almost dead last year. My problem was…

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Lebanese PM Hariri resigns, saying he fears assassination plot

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri has resigned, saying in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia that he feared for his life, while also fiercely criticising Iran. He accused Iran of sowing “fear and destruction” in several countries, including Lebanon. Mr Hariri’s father, former prime minister Rafik al-Hariri, was assassinated in 2005. The Hariri family is close to Saudi Arabia, Iran’s regional competitor. Mr Hariri has been prime minister since December 2016, after previously holding the position between 2009 and 2011. “We are living in a climate similar to the atmosphere…

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Ryan Giggs EXCLUSIVE: Manchester United legend refutes claims he is waiting for Premier League job, saying level doesn’t matter for managerial opportunity

Ryan Giggs has told talkSPORT he is not waiting for a Premier League job, and is willing to look further down the English football pyramid to be given a managerial opportunity. The Manchester United legend has denied claims he is refusing to entertain talks with clubs in the Championship and below, as he believes he deserves a chance to manage at the highest level of the game. Nottingham Forest are one club said to have sounded out Giggs, 43, over becoming their new head coach in early 2017, but nothing came…

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Diego Costa filmed in Atletico Madrid shirt saying 'give Conte a hug' as Chelsea exit draws closer

Monday, July 17, 2017 Diego Costa has been filmed wearing an Atletico Madrid strip, saying ‘give Conte a hug’, as his move away from Chelsea continues to drag on.  The Spain striker has been allowed to skip Chelsea’s pre-season and was filmed partying in his native Brazil while negotiations for his move back to Madrid continue.  The video was shown on Instagram Live, with what appeared to be a family and friends partying with loud music playing, the camera then pans round to show him wearing the kit of his…

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