In his Redfern speech, Paul Keating said we need to open our hearts, but who are ‘we’? If the speech was given in Mandarin, Tok Pisin or Warlpiri, we’d know “We committed the murders.” That was the line
US pundit Jason Zweig’s lexicon A Devil’s Dictionary offers a whimsical yet withering take on finance language, with ‘rumour’ defined as ‘fact’ and ‘outlook’ as ‘guess’ The jargon bandied about by pinstriped
The fight for a living wage has been a hot-button issue over the past 5 years and will certainly be a talking point in upcoming presidential elections. In a time when college enrollment is booming and
Election of backbench MP and anti-war campaigner means party now has one of the most leftwing, anti-establishment leaders in its history Jeremy Corbyn has been elected leader of the British Labour party,
For thousands of years, humans have conducted business across geographic, political and cultural boundaries. (For example, during the first century BC, the complex trade routes of the Silk Road linked
On 30 April 1978, Syd Shelton was woken by people parading past his building in Charing Cross Road, singing Clash songs. It was 4am but Shelton, a photographer and activist from Yorkshire, was delighted.
Japan,Nuclear weapons,Second world war,Asia Pacific,World news,Shinzo Abe,Arms trade,Ban Ki-moon Japan’s leaders join thousands on the 70th anniversary of the world’s first nuclear attack and warn the
Or, “why email is still represented by an envelope.” Design professor Josiah Kahane explains. Semioticians classify signs or sign systems in relation to the way they are transmitted. To illuminate one
Algorithms developed by Google designed to encode thoughts, could lead to computers with ‘common sense’ within a decade, says leading AI scientist Computers will have developed “common sense” within a
While we may speak similarly as another from the same culture, a racially monolithic way of talking is simply not possible. We deserve to give each other room for cultural background and experience, and
Basically, this week a south London school decided to ban slang. Harris Academy in Upper Norwood has put posters up outlawing "innit", "bare", "like" and "extra" as well as the heinous practice of beginning
Ed Miliband has been pilloried for dropping his ‘t’s. But we should think twice before condemning this perfectly innocent linguistic tic Speakers of British English always seem to be on the lookout for
At first the market was pretty sanguine about Greece’s election results, which saw the anti-austerity Syriza party take control of the government. But now it’s getting real. Newly installed prime minister
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This story originally appeared on Business Insider Most people don't realize how they sound to others. The words you choose could hurt your credibility without you even knowing it. An obvious one is "like,"