Wasei English: 20 Words of English Origin that Japanese People Often Mistake for the Real Thing
How many of you have ever heard of the Japanese word ‘wasei eigo ... have been adopted into the modern Japanese lexicon and used on an everyday basis. Despite having their origins in English, wasei eigo words often have quite different meanings ...
Is the controversy over the use of an Arabic word warranted? (Natalie Gross' Blog)
So why did a local news station's use of a word of foreign origin to accurately describe a certain type of weather become a big deal? Well, some people don't want "Muslim vocabulary" infiltrating the English language, according to the posts. Others just ...
The modern history of swearing: Where all the dirtiest words come from
From the low-lying quarters of the towns the word buzzes in your ear with the confusion ... are loosely understood many terms and phrases of a gross and obscene character, as well as those words the use of which implies profanity proper.”
Is Montessori The Origin Of Google & Amazon?
Several readers (Geoff Barbaro, Robin Cangie) pointed to the dangers of the word “educated”, which wrongly implies ... What is the right approach to measurement? Douglas Thomas and John Seely Brown in A New Culture of Learning suggest that testing ...
Gross Domestic Happiness: What Is the Relationship between Money and Well-being?
“The relationship between money and happiness is a complicated one,” says Ed Diener, emeritus professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, who conducts research on the measurement of ... than simply looking at gross domestic product, or ...