Edward Cheong

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Kids Weigh In On Five Obsolete Technologies

Technology saturates children’s lives. Schools use tablets and Smartboards. At home, kids are swimming in multi-platform games, streaming video, …

4 Subtle Changes to English People Hardly Notice

Everyone knows that language changes. It's easy to pick out words that have only been recently introduced (bromance, YOLO, derp) or sentence …

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More men speaking in girls' 'dialect', study shows

<b>More young men in California rise in pitch at the end of their sentences when talking, new research shows.</b><p>This process is known as "uptalk" or "valleygirl speak" and has in the past been associated with young females, typically from California or Australia.<p>But now a team says that this way of …

Is it time to call a truce in the 'battle against disease'?

Almost every night I have watched the news these past few months my senses have been assaulted by unpleasant, at times distressing, images of war: missiles, killings and chemical bombs in Syria, Kenya, the USA. I wake up the next morning, trying to forget what I watched the night before, and going …

U.S. Had Intel on Chemical Strike Before It Was Launched

American intelligence agencies had indications three days beforehand that the Syrian regime was poised to launch a lethal chemical attack that killed …

Saving Syria: International law is not the answer | US & Canada

In the wake of the Syrian regime's likely use of chemical weapons last week, the media is focused on UN access to the location of the attack.<p>This focus is misplaced. Even incontrovertible evidence of the government's use of gas will not create a legal mandate for intervention. Debate should focus …

Do you use “so” to manage conversations?

Over the last few years, lovers of language have casually observed an increase in speakers beginning sentences with the word <i>so</i>. What are some new …

Why do people end sentences with “so”? What effect does it have on conversation?

Welcome to Part II of our discussion on the word <i>so</i>. Last week we explored the sentence-initial <i>so</i>, and today we’ll be looking at ending sentences with</i> …

Political correctness has crossed the line

Each year, at about this time, the march towards political correctness takes a lurch forward.<p>Happy Christmas becomes Happy Holidays, nativity scenes …

The Economist Style Guide – The Economist Store & Economist Diaries

11th edition<p>An updated and refreshed edition of this Bestselling guide to English usage.<p>Clear writing is the key to clear thinking. So think what you …

So, here's a carefully packaged sentence that shows me in my best light

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. "So" is the new "look". Look was the word Tony Blair made his own as a verbal preface for …

Politically Correct: An Aspiration or Pejorative?

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. The pushback came on another term: political correctness.<p>Some readers said my reference to …

An Airport Bomber in China Becomes an Unlikely Recipient of Online Sympathy

A crazed man detonates an explosive at a busy international airport. We think we know the story line: a suicide bomber surely, a twisted faith …

Breaking: Every Military Option in Syria Sucks

Using lethal force to strike high-value targets inside Syria would require hundreds of U.S. aircraft, ships and submarines, while establishing a …

The World Today - Aussies losing broad ocker strine

KAREN PERCY: As our national day rolls around and we think about what it means to be Australian, a new study might also prompt us to think about how …

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