Samantha Khoury

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Every now and then, you get a glimpse of how workplaces really operate, and how they are evolving.<p>And it would seem – by most accounts – the Fair …

Posh premium: Do posher sounding people really earn more?

It’s a frustrating truth that many workplaces consciously or unconsciously discriminate against certain groups.<p>Women, to take a well-known example, …

Why 'Iterate' and 'Reiterate' Mean the Same Thing

The word <i>reiterate</i> means "to state or do over again or repeatedly sometimes with wearying effect." It's used often by those quoted in the media who …

From rooting to #BonkBan: A history of Australian slang terms for sex

In the list of things that Australians usually take a particular and unexamined pride in, slang terms rank up there with our perceived egalitarianism …

Kazakhstan changes its alphabet - again

<b>Kazakhstan is changing its alphabet for the second time in a year after the previous one proved highly unpopular, it's reported.</b><p>President Nursultan Nazarbayev has issued a decree amending last October's decision to move from the Cyrillic alphabet to a Latin one, after the much-maligned apostrophes …

'Hangry,' 'mansplaining' among words added to Oxford English Dictionary

More than 1,100 new words, senses and subentries were added to the Oxford English Dictionary last month in the dictionary's latest update.<p>According …

Trending: Trump: Not Clapping Is 'Treasonous'

Lookups for <i>treason</i> spiked on February 5, 2018, when President Trump used the word during an appearance at an Ohio factory. At a speech about tax …

What Is a 'Cord-Cutter'?

Has your household cut the cord yet?<p>The term <i>cord-cutter</i> has emerged to refer to those who end their subscriptions to cable, the industry that once …

On The One-Year Anniversary Of Trump's Inauguration, The Government Is Shut Down

WASHINGTON ― One year ago, Donald Trump stood at the U.S. Capitol and took his place as the nation’s 45th president. He promised to be a man of …

US government shutdown: anniversary of Trump inauguration marred by chaos

A year to the day after Trump took office, government goes into shutdown as nationwide protests take aim at his divisive presidency<p>Donald Trump’s first anniversary in office was marked by the turbulence and division that have defined his presidency, with a government shutdown and protests in cities …

Celebrities to Join Women's March L.A. on Anniversary of Trump Inauguration

Dozens of Hollywood’s biggest names will descend on downtown Los Angeles Saturday for the Women’s March L.A., the first-year anniversary march to …

Trump's Inauguration Money Is Still Missing One Year After His Administration Took Control of the White House

Almost one year after President Donald Trump took the oath of office, millions of dollars from his leftover inauguration funds have still not been …

A Day of “Beautiful Artistic Chaos” Will Mark the First Anniversary of Trump’s Inauguration

It may feel as though we’ve experienced a decade’s worth of political scandals since he took office, it hasn’t quite been a year since Donald Trump …

MYEFO: Federal deficit improves by $5.8b; $2.1b to be saved through higher education changes

Universities and new migrants are among those being targeted for savings to help the Government improve its budget position.<p>The Mid-Year Economic and …

From 'demented' to 'person with dementia': how and why the language of disability changed

In the second half of the 20th century, we came to accept that in certain cases we should avoid deliberately hurtful language. While many deride …

The horror and pleasure of misused words: from mispronunciation to malapropisms

American film director Judd Apatow once confessed to Stephen Colbert that he’d been mispronouncing his wife Leslie Mann’s name for nearly two …

Word of the Year 2017 is…

Word of the Year 2017 is…<p>As 2017 draws to a close, we turn to language to help us mark where we have been, how far we have come, and where we are …