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Willful Ignorance

The lyrics of Black and White Year’s Up: i’m afraid silence is the song of the next age. what we don’t know won’t hurt us. what we don’t know won’t keep us up at night. what we don’t know won’t … Continue reading

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Plausibly Live

Everyone enjoying the Olympics? Today’s buzzword: Plausibly Live = Tape-delayed coverage that allows action to unfold as it happened

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2015’s Linguistic Deep Dive from #MacqWOTY @MacqDictionary

My personal favorite Word of the Year competition? Easily the one with online voting: Macquarie Dictionary’s Word of the Year wisely waits until the start of the following year to assess what gained traction in the previous 12 months. What’s found on the … Continue reading

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How do you translate ‘World Water Day’? = ¿Cómo se traduce ‘Día Mundial del Agua?’ #wateris

Question for World Water Day: How do you translate ‘World Water Day’?

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Mother Language Day 2015

February 21 is International Mother Language Day declared by UNESCO in 1999. This special date is meant to promote awareness of multilingualism, as well as cultural and linguistic diversity. Hashtags: #imld15, #dilm15, #LenguaMaterna As a native American English language speaker, I … Continue reading

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Vote Now! Macquarie Dictionary Hosts Word of the Year Competition #MacqWOTY @MacqDictionary

WOTY, aka the Word of the Year, is given by various organizations and highlight language which reflect the popular discourse. My favorite? Easily the one with online voting through Friday (Australia time). Word lovers, delight! What’s found on the deep dive are … Continue reading

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Learning to Say Hello

From where I live it seems it’s always tomorrow in Australia and tomorrow – January 26 – is Australia Day. Never quite sure what to make of the narrative and counternarratives: happy colonization meets conscious grief down under. As a non-Australian trying … Continue reading

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