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Tag: Language

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Zeus on a throne

Fun with Word History: Hosts, Guests, and Hostility

Whether you’re a host or a guest, just be hospitable, and nobody will get hostile.

Stephen Fry steps on some toes about Language

A penetrating discourse on language by Stephen Fry, visually and brilliantly brought to life by Matthew Rogers.

The Perils of Important-Speak

You must have heard at least one of those very interesting statements issued by a police officer or other official public spokesperson. You know, the ones where they use “important” words instead of ordinary English?