More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows. This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with
Our obsession with war-like language in medical research may unconsciously limit our creativity in finding new treatments Almost every night I have watched the news these past few months my senses have
lawfareblog.com - John B. Bellinger III is a partner in the international and national security law practices at Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP in Washington, DC. He is also Adjunct Senior Fellow in International and National Security Law at the Council on Foreign Relations. He served as The Legal Adviser for the Department of State from 2005–2009, as Senior Associate Counsel to the President and Legal Adviser to the National Security Council at the White House from 2001–2005, and as Counsel for National Security Matters in the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice from 1997–2001. More Articles
Those who want forceful action against Assad cannot rely on international treaties as justification. In the wake of the Syrian regime's likely use of chemical weapons last week, the media is focused on
So. This piece is about how public figures and now members of the general public have started prefacing something they are about to say with the word "so" when it is a packaged exercise in self-presentation.
In criticizing a reporter's use of the term "nutcase" last week, I wrote that "political correctness can surely get out of hand," but not in this case. Readers and editors who responded widely agreed.