Re: "Listen to this smoker scoff" ~Victoria Coren.
Edward might be asking for something much more basic (apologies if he isn't), how to provide a link in general rather than a clickable html link. Quite a proportion of people on the internet don't have basic computer office skills (if they've never had to use a computer at work) like copying and pasting text. A few years ago newspaper article URLs were usually short enough to fit in the browser's address bar and someone could just copy the link by writing it down on a piece of paper. But newspaper article URLs tend to be more lengthy nowadays potentially requiring somebody to know how to copy and paste text.