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Alice Franklin

Alice Franklin

Alice is a writer based in Oxford who recently graduated from the MA Creative Writing Prose at UEA. She has a penchant for learning about languages, loves grammar, and is a fan of explaining complex things in a simple way.

Latest Editorials by Alice Franklin

Double Check: Who Is Colin The Caterpillar?

On Friday 16, April 2021, I asked a dozen American citizens about the caterpillar-shaped chocolate cake familiar to most, if not all, Britons. Surprisingly — or unsurprisingly, I can’t decide — most of my interviewees didn’t know what on earth I was...

A Year in Terms and Conditions

On 12 May 2020, 62 days after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared COVID-19 a pandemic, Facebook updated its COVID-19 policy. In this update, they included a particularly  tedious sentence written in corporate legalese — a soul-crushingly...

Double Check: Did the BBC Ban the Pogues?

On 19 November, the BBC announced that Radio 1 would no longer be playing the uncensored version of “Fairytale of New York”, the popular Christmas song by The Pogues and Kirsty MacColl. Instead, whenever there is cause to broadcast the 1987 hit, BBC...