Bad week for:
Humpty Dumpty, who may be sinking into obscurity. According to the head of Ofsted, nursery rhymes like Humpty Dumpty and
Hickory Dickory Dock are no longer being recited to children. Amanda Spielman said it was a “shame”, as learning rhymes is a “collective experience” that prepares children for school.
Donald Trump, who was briefly silenced on social media. For about 11 minutes last Thursday, anyone who tried to access the US president’s Twitter account was taken to an error message, informing them that the user “does not exist” – causing relief and jubilation in some quarters. Twitter said a “rogue” worker had deleted the account on his or her last day at the firm.