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TED: Abha Dawesar: Life in the "digital now" - Abha Dawesar (2013)

One year ago, Abha Dawesar was living in blacked-out Manhattan post-Sandy, scrounging for power to connect.
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Language. LOL. - MediaTel Newsline

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Language. LOL.
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'Language. Language, language,' he says.
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Free Will Astrology | Questioning taboos that are no longer relevant? - Tahoe Daily Tribune

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Free Will Astrology | Questioning taboos that are no longer relevant?
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If you're offended by the mention of bodily functions in a prophetic context you should STOP READING NOW. Still here?
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TED: Hetain Patel: Who am I? Think again - Hetain Patel / Yuyu Rau (2013)

How do we decide who we are? Hetain Patel's surprising performance plays with identity, language and accent -- and challenges you to think deeper than surface appearances.
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wonderful for Part 1

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meaning in context - What does "he's sneaking in a cheeseburger ...

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English Language & Usage Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for linguists, etymologists, and serious English language enthusiasts. It's 100% free, no registration required. ... up vote 3 down vote favorite.
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Refugee claimant almost deported after 'appalling' translation errors at hearing - National Post

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National Post Refugee claimant almost deported after 'appalling' translation errors at hearing National Post A Federal Court of Canada judge has now stepped in, ordering a new hearing after numerous crucial translation errors were made, including...
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I [heart] the emoji revolution - Boston Globe

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I [heart] the emoji revolution Boston Globe For people growing up on Snapchat, Instagram, GIFs, and the image-heavy pages of Facebook, emoji are the perfect “boundary form,” as University of California Irvine cultural anthropologist Mimi Ito...
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check it out.  whaddayathink?

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What the &*$%?: What qualifies as a "bad" word nowadays? - Calgary Herald

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What the &*$%?: What qualifies as a "bad" word nowadays?
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In the context of news and current-affairs programming in Calgary, the decision to “air a swear” rests with producers and senior journalists.
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Y 12s please read and write some comments for class discusssion.

We know songs are littered with them nowadays (note the word choice and its intended effect) but where if at all, shoul dwe 'draw the line' on using them?

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Explained: Femtoseconds and attoseconds - MIT News Office

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As electronic and optical devices get ever faster, terms for ever-smaller increments of time are coming into wider use.
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The quickening has just got quicker!

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MLK and The Musical Stuff of Dreams - WQXR Radio (blog)

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Wall Street Journal MLK and The Musical Stuff of Dreams WQXR Radio (blog) In this paragraph, which is but one of many memorable ones in the speech not only for their meaning but their musicality, we notice the "Now" giving a moment of pause for the...
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Oxford Adds 'Twerking' to Online Dictionaries (Plus 'Bitcoin,' 'Srsly,' and ... - Wired

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Return to the rainforest: A son's search for his Amazonian mother - BBC News

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Return to the rainforest: A son's search for his Amazonian mother
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"Food gathering and intake had to be placed in the cultural context." To get to know that ....
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Students of Color Don't Want To Be 'Dealt' With - Huffington Post

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Students of Color Don't Want To Be 'Dealt' With
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The word was "deal," used in the context of "dealing" with patients.
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The Best Autocorrect Fails - PC Magazine

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The Best Autocorrect Fails
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But at least you can't get subpoenaed for using that language—you can blame it on auto crustacean, er, cockrocket, ERGH! I mean autocorrect! ...
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MIT's ConceptNet Helps Advance Artificial Intelligence - Design News

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MIT's ConceptNet Helps Advance Artificial Intelligence
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... technical devices a better understanding of the human language.
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In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish - Daily Mining Gazette

In the Catbird Seat/Joe Kirkish Daily Mining Gazette In the gradual dumbing down of our society, sooner or later the misuse of words follows - those precious articles that, when formed together, create our means of communication -now becoming...
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Maine Voices: Nyad's swim from Cuba sets an example for all to follow - Press Herald

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Maine Voices: Nyad's swim from Cuba sets an example for all to follow
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Ms. Nyad was in the water for 53 hours, providing her with a lot of time to contemplate her lifelong dream and reflect on its meaning.
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Inspirational for all year groups and staff!

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TED: Kevin Breel: Confessions of a depressed comic - Kevin Breel (2013)

Kevin Breel didn't look like a depressed kid: team captain, at every party, funny and confident. But he tells the story of the night he realized that -- to save his own life -- he needed to say four simple words.
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Feminist critics misinterpret meaning of hit song “Blurred Lines” - Johns Hopkins News-Letter

Feminist critics misinterpret meaning of hit song “Blurred Lines”
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Just because Thicke's song includes a sentence that many rapists have also used does not mean he is endorsing their actions.
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Majuro declaration on climate change will determine every child's future ... - The Guardian (blog)

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Majuro declaration on climate change will determine every child's future ...
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Ib B to read and comment

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Carl Honoré: In praise of slowness | Video on TED.com

Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
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Liberate Poetry! - Daily Beast

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Liberate Poetry!
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Poetry has been taken hostage by the academy and its obsession with “meaning,” but former poet laureate Robert Pinsky rides to the rescue with his new book celebrating language and sound.
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The Lasting Power of Dr. King's Dream Speech - New York Times

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The Lasting Power of Dr. King's Dream Speech
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And part of it resides in his ability, developed over a lifetime, to convey the urgency of his arguments through language richly layered with biblical and historical meanings.
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Richly descriptive writing - The Witness

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Richly descriptive writing
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The language is highly suggestive, with words and concepts, and their shades of meaning, examined and probed.
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a book report exemplar that just needs examples of rich text in it to make it an A crsewrk..

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Oxford Dictionaries adds twerk, FOMO, selfie, and other words that make me vom - WA today

Oxford Dictionaries adds twerk, FOMO, selfie, and other words that make me vom - WA today | language identity | Scoop.it
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... to be aware of them and their meanings. I certainly wasn't.
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