Jeb Bush and the kin’s speech: Language fight over Dubya’s Iraq invasion
Posted on May 31, 2015
Jeb Bush deserves everyone’s sympathy (but not necessarily their vote) because one can’t choose one’s …Read More
Margaret Atwood invests in a future full of readers who understand words
Posted on May 30, 2015
In the beginning was the word. In the future, or at least the Future Library …Read More
MaFifa? How language & fine print has made Fifa appear like the Mafia
Posted on May 29, 2015
The foghorn public language and fine print of the Fifa saga are quite simply extraordinary.…Read More
The many known unknown products of John Nash’s beautiful mind
Posted on May 28, 2015
The late John Nash’s beautiful mind produced a fair number of clever concepts with compelling …Read More
Unknown knowns: Is mathiness really the new truthiness?
Posted on May 27, 2015
Fifteen years after “truthiness” was named word of the year by the American Dialect Society, …Read More
Unknown knowns: Is it good that the language of science is English?
Posted on May 26, 2015
Michael D Gordin, a historian of modern science at Princeton has a great piece …Read More
Known unknowns: Are Poles workaholic or just very hard-working?
Posted on May 25, 2015
Are Polish people workaholics? Or do they just work very hard because they have to …Read More
Unknown knowns: The world can heal itself with Bjorn Lomborg’s prescriptions
Posted on May 24, 2015
Once again, one has to hand it to Bjorn Lomborg. For his focused thought. …Read More
Unknown knowns: Why praise a device for bods who want to text and drive?
Posted on May 23, 2015
So it’s a stupid idea to multi-task like this, but there will always be some …Read More
Known unknowns: Lablabi, the soup-stew that sounds like it tastes
Posted on May 22, 2015
When I heard about Lablabi, the Tunisian chickpea and bread soupy stew, it seemed one …Read More
Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK