This is going to sound very ill-judged and maybe a little ill-thought out, not to mention clichéd, but... French women are an odd lot aren’t they? Generally stylish, slim, classy, smart; on the one hand they’re a cross between Joan of Arc and Simone De Beauvoir - no messing with them, s’il vous plait! - and on the other they’re happy to let their husbands serially cheat. Curiously, when it comes to affairs of the heart, they also tend to bat well below their average.
Now I’m sure I’ve told you this before, er, many times, but I have existed very happily, thank you, on a vegetarian diet for over three decades. Not because I’m a faddy fool, but because I abhor the ongoing animal holocaust misery that goes on behind closed doors each and every day.
Sorry, but this year I’ve been so OVER Christmas ever since the first rolls of wrapping paper appeared on the shelves of my local Debenhams in SEPTEMBER. The frenzied festive spend, spend, spend has sickened me more than ever this year. And what for? The momentary joy of witnessing happy faces? Of toys loved for Christmas, and cast out by Easter? Away in a Manger. No Crib for a bed. Oh the weather outside is frightful.
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".