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The most persuasive words in English: The psychology of language

The most persuasive words in English: The psychology of language | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
What are the most persuasive words in english? Recent research points to "Free", "Because", "You", "Instantly" and "New". And this is why:
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Beckhams are 'posher', study finds

Beckhams are 'posher', study finds | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
David and Victoria Beckham have changed their speech to "sound less working class", researchers at the University of Manchester conclude.
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A Wealth of Words by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., City Journal WInter 2013

A Wealth of Words by E. D. Hirsch, Jr., City Journal WInter 2013 | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
The key to increasing upward mobility is expanding vocabulary.
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How to Google. (sorry if copypasta) - Imgur

How to Google. (sorry if copypasta) - Imgur | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
Imgur is used to share photos with social networks and online communities, and has the funniest pictures from all over the Internet.
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Read Ken Liu's amazing story that swept the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards

Read Ken Liu's amazing story that swept the Hugo, Nebula and World Fantasy Awards | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
Ken Liu's incredible story "Paper Menagerie" just became the first work of fiction to win all three of SF's major awards: the Hugo, the Nebula and the World Fantasy Award.
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Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals - Telegraph

Shakespeare and Wordsworth boost the brain, new research reveals - Telegraph | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
The works of Shakespeare and Wordsworth are “rocket-boosters” to the brain and better therapy than self-help books, researchers will say this week.
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15,000-Year-Old Words? : DNews

15,000-Year-Old Words? : DNews | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
Mother, bark and spit are some of the oldest known words, say researchers. Continue reading →
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Does Language Influence Culture?

Does Language Influence Culture? | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
New cognitive research suggests that language profoundly influences the way people see the world; a different sense of blame in Japanese and Spanish
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Why Time is a Social Construct

Why Time is a Social Construct | Litty things which interest me | Scoop.it
Psychologists and anthropologists debate how different cultures answer the question, “What time is it?”
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I thought this was an interesting link to what we've been talking about with respect to tenses.

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The pun conundrum

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For some, the pun is the lowest form of wordplay. For others, an art form. But Jesus was a punner, and Shakespeare, says Sally Davies.
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