From 1979, this man kept tabs on the EU’s worsening verbal diarrhoea

by Rashmee

Posted on July 2, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Words matter, and the European Union shows just how much. In the years …

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You can change the world, one dictionary entry at a time

by Rashmee

Posted on May 20, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Maria Beatrice Giovanardi is proof that words matter and we can change the …

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Voters reward Boris but what about the fog of Brexit Newspeak?

by Rashmee

Posted on May 14, 2021


/ LANGUAGE The May 6 elections in England showed something interesting. People want to be …

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Lobbying and cronyism in Britain: fat cats and other felines

by Rashmee

Posted on April 16, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Britain’s so-called lobbying and cronyism row is anything but. It’s about fat cats, …

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Money talks. Mitch McConnell and corporate America’s First Amendment rights

by Rashmee

Posted on April 9, 2021


/ LANGUAGE I thought the Huffington Post offered the most succinct analysis of Senate Minority …

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Legislative thuggery in Georgia?

by Rashmee

Posted on April 2, 2021


/ LANGUAGE In 1897, Mark Twain described the menace of Thuggee in India on the …

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Words have long been a weapon against Asian Americans

by Rashmee

Posted on March 26, 2021


/ LANGUAGE As America confronts a yearlong escalation in anti-Asian violence, the role of language …

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Homage to Catalonia: A profoundly European disconnect between words and deeds

by Rashmee

Posted on March 19, 2021


/ LANGUAGE There are words and then there are deeds. On March 9, the European …

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How the cookie crumbles

by Rashmee

Posted on March 12, 2021


/ LANGUAGE Google recently declared that it will “not build alternate identifiers to track individuals …

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Corona-speak in any language

by Rashmee

Posted on March 5, 2021


/ LANGUAGE If you’re in Germany, there are clear choices even in a pandemic. There’s …

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Rashmee has lived and worked in several countries in the past decade, including Afghanistan, India, Haiti, Tunisia, the UAE, US and UK