Flossed in translation: the latest craze escapes me

When a craze takes off, it’s better to go with the flow than to fight it. But in this case, it’s easier said than done, writes Steve Eddison

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This lunchtime I am in the art room swinging my hips and arms in an erratic manner that might suggest to an onlooker that I am experiencing some sort of convulsion.

Before anyone walking past the window sees me and rings for an ambulance, I should explain that I am trying to learn to floss. As you probably know, this is the latest craze among primary children. Some of their teachers can do it, too, but, as yet, not me.

Unlike fidget spinners, loom bands, Pokémon cards, Pogs, Tamagotchis and every craze that has conspired over the years to cause maximum classroom disruption, flossing has one ...

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