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Stewart Lee - "Stereotypes" Discussion on BBC's "This Week"

17th November 2005, the comedian Stewart Lee takes part on a debate on the role of stereotypes in comedy on the BBC show, "This Week".
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What The 25 Most-Followed Instagram Accounts Show Us About The Platform

What The 25 Most-Followed Instagram Accounts Show Us About The Platform | Language News | Scoop.it

Social media is the intersection of tech and culture, and Instagram happens to be the fastest-growing social media site at the moment with more than 400 million users.


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Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 197, Umberto Eco

Paris Review - The Art of Fiction No. 197, Umberto Eco | Language News | Scoop.it

TThe Paris Review is a literary magazine featuring original writing, art, and in-depth interviews with famous writers.

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Thought-provoking magazine, and an interesting interview.

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How language can affect the way we think

How language can affect the way we think | Language News | Scoop.it
Is there a connection between language and how we think and behave? Economist Keith Chen thinks so -- and he argues that our mother tongue even affects our economic decisions.
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The Rise of the Spornosexual

The Rise of the Spornosexual | Language News | Scoop.it
Max Olesker spent three months in the gym to find out what ripped-to-shit feels like
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Watch the Most Sexist Media Moments From 2014

Watch the Most Sexist Media Moments From 2014 | Language News | Scoop.it
Women have come a long way, but as this video shows, there's still a long way to go
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Find out how strong your vocabulary is and learn new words at Vocabulary.com.

Vocabulary.com helps you learn new words, play games that improve your vocabulary, and explore language.
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See Every 'Word of the Year' in One Chart

See Every 'Word of the Year' in One Chart | Language News | Scoop.it
Four major players' choices, from 'Not!' to 'w00t' and everything in between
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Come on, Britain – it’s the 21st century. Stop this obsession with social class

Come on, Britain – it’s the 21st century. Stop this obsession with social class | Language News | Scoop.it
Hadley Freeman: I have lived here for 25 years, but still I’m baffled by this fixation with background, schools and cutlery
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12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet

12 Letters That Didn't Make the Alphabet | Language News | Scoop.it
We tossed aside quite a few letters as our language grew.
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What everyday racism tells us about the immigration debate

What everyday racism tells us about the immigration debate | Language News | Scoop.it
Owen Jones: First thoughts: We thought bigotry was fading but it still exists. It’s not just Ukip: it’s the broader Ukipisation of British politics
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11 Suffixes That Gave Us New, Often Terrible Words

11 Suffixes That Gave Us New, Often Terrible Words | Language News | Scoop.it
Here are some word endings that have become productive to varying degrees.
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How languages evolve - Alex Gendler

How languages evolve - Alex Gendler | Language News | Scoop.it
Over the course of human history, thousands of languages have developed from what was once a much smaller number. How did we end up with so many? And how do we keep track of them all? Alex Gendler explains how linguists group languages into language families, demonstrating how these linguistic trees give us crucial insights into the past.
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How to communicate your company culture to clients

How to communicate your company culture to clients | Language News | Scoop.it
But how exactly can business leaders easily communicate their culture to clients?
Choose a point-person. It’s hard for a company to claim it truly prioritizes the culture of its organization if no one takes complete ownership of it. To convey a clear, concise message about your company culture, appoint a “Culture Warrior” as the lead go-to on all culture-related questions and initiatives. Make sure he or she is aligned with core values and uses the same tone of voice across all client and prospect communication, such as email marketing and social media. Your point-person should have an engaging personality and the ability to produce groundbreaking ideas.
Make it authentic. A successful company culture requires buy-in from every level. I f the culture is real, it will flow from the top. Culture can’t be an appendage or accessory. It’s either part of the organizational core or it’s synthetic. If it is part of the company’s core, you’ll see evidence in the company’s business decisions and strategy.

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Sign in to read: Rude awakenings: How swearing made us human - life - 30 December 2013 - New Scientist

Sign in to read: Rude awakenings: How swearing made us human - life - 30 December 2013 - New Scientist | Language News | Scoop.it
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Semiotics for Beginners by Daniel Chandler

This is a popular hypertext guide to semiotics
by Daniel Chandler at Aberystwyth University
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Jennifer Niven's top 10 teen books to save your life

Jennifer Niven's top 10 teen books to save your life | Language News | Scoop.it
Jennifer Niven wrote All the Bright Places knowing that at one time or another every teenager needs to know that it gets better, help is out there, high school isn’t forever, and life is long and vast and full of joy. So here are her top 10 lovely, tough, honest, and ultimately life-affirming YA books
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Go ahead, make up new words!

Go ahead, make up new words! | Language News | Scoop.it
In this fun, short talk from TEDYouth, lexicographer Erin McKean encourages — nay, cheerleads — her audience to create new words when the existing ones won’t quite do. She lists out 6 ways to make new words in English, from compounding to “verbing,” in order to make language better at expressing what we mean, and to create more ways for us to understand one another.
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The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero?

The real American Sniper was a hate-filled killer. Why are simplistic patriots treating him as a hero? | Language News | Scoop.it
Lindy West: Clint Eastwood’s film about Navy Seal Chris Kyle has hit a raw nerve in America, with right wingers calling for the rape or death of anyone ungrateful enough to criticise his actions
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Now we’re all in danger of being caught up in the new culture wars, 24/7

Now we’re all in danger of being caught up in the new culture wars, 24/7 | Language News | Scoop.it
Everyone seems to have strong opinions about everything – and everywhere people want to take offence. One slip – or even a perfectly innocent remark – can mean public vilification
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China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control

China bans wordplay in attempt at pun control | Language News | Scoop.it
Officials say casual alteration of idioms risks nothing less than ‘cultural and linguistic chaos’, despite their common usage
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Rhetorical Reasons That Slogans Stick

Rhetorical Reasons That Slogans Stick | Language News | Scoop.it
In the continuing battles of global business, wordsmiths do well these days to draw on centuries of literary lessons when writing their pitches.
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Hedda Gabler (Diana Rigg) Part 1 - YouTube

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