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Does Trump Really Have the Best Words?

A statistical analysis of Trump’s inaugural address <i><br>by Justin Rice, published on 01/20/2017</i> | Download this! (PDF)<p>On January 20th, Donald Trump …

1. Language: The cornerstone of national identity

Of the national identity attributes included in the Pew Research Center survey, language far and away is seen as the most critical to national …

Language

Politicians' feeble rhetorical flourishes only make matters worse

He continued walking on this Rue de Language, saying he had misdirected his "rhetorical flourish". It had not been focused at the workers. It was …

Why I’m Not Proud of You for Correcting Other People’s Grammar

When my father is interacting with people who find out he is a doctor, he often hears, “I have a medical question for you.” My sister, an accountant …

'Swearing is not a crime': Judge's fury as woman in court for calling someone 'a pussy'

Court hears how defendant was arrested and charged after using insult in voicemail message.<p>A judge has accused prosecutors of wasting public money …

Strine-ing the friendship

But why is Australian suddenly the accent of choice for diplomatic communication?<p>Is this the sign of a new world order? Have consonants been found …

Think swearing isn’t big or clever? Think again

The use of obscene or taboo language, or swearing as it’s more commonly known, is often seen as a sign that the speaker lacks vocabulary, cannot …

Pew Research Centre reveals what we think makes us Australian

"Nearly seven in 10 Australians voice the view that where a person is born is not very important or not important at all," said the report titled <i>What</i> …

Dumpster Fire, Brexit, Fake News: Why Are There So Many Words of the Year?

It’s rare to coin a word or phrase that gains immediate, widespread use. So whatever you think of her shameless flackery and see-through doublespeak, …

Fake News