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Magazine articles on language and the origin and properness of words and expressions.
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Financial Advisor
August 2006
Richard B. Wagner
Retirement Is The Wrong Word The financial planning industry, and perhaps our culture as a whole, needs a better word to describe people of a certain age -- and retired is not it! Here are some suggestions. mark for My Articles 13 similar articles
Fast Company
July 2006
Grammatical Usage: Are We Concepting Yet? One site has a petition to get the word "concepting" into the dictionary. mark for My Articles 6 similar articles
The Motley Fool
July 5, 2006
Anders Bylund
To Google or Not to Google According to The Oxford English Dictionary, you can now Google away to your heart's content. But verbing isn't always a good thing. Is Google doomed to become just another word in the dictionary? mark for My Articles 601 similar articles
IEEE Spectrum
June 2006
Paul McFedries
The Web, Take Two Inventive wordsmiths are constantly forging new additions to the lexicon by blending words and creating neologisms out of thin air. The tech buzz currently manufacturing new words is Web. 2.0. So, what the heck is it? mark for My Articles 51 similar articles
April 21, 2006
Just Can't Get You out of My Head Like a catchy tune that you just can't shake, Earworms Musical Brain Trainers layer basic foreign words and phrases over pleasant instrumental tracks. After listening to the songs a few times, you'll find that you've picked up some useful lingo. mark for My Articles 4 similar articles
April 2006
Michael Erard
The Mandarin Offensive Inside Beijing's global campaign to make Chinese the number one language in the world. mark for My Articles 445 similar articles
Real Travel Adventures
December 2005
Antonio Graceffo
On Learning the Awful Chinese Language You don't know how much you need to learn a new language until you live there. mark for My Articles 367 similar articles
Financial Planning
November 1, 2005
Michael B. Horwitz
Metaphorically Speaking Despite the obvious communicative advantages, there is also significant risk in using metaphors and analogies to describe financial markets and other complex phenomena. Financial advisers need to exert caution when speaking with clients. mark for My Articles 4 similar articles
The Motley Fool
August 31, 2005
Bulls and Bears, Oh My! Ever wonder what the terms "bull" and "bear" mean in relation to the stock market? Wonder no more. mark for My Articles 135 similar articles
Ryan Murphy
Weird Expressions & Their Origins - Part 3 Graveyard shift? Lollygagging? Kick the Bucket? Cut to the Chase? If your head is swimming with undefined idioms, the real man's dictionary will bring you to shore. mark for My Articles
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