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Even the most seasoned traveler makes mistakes.
"When in Rome, do as the Romans do," we've heard time and again. When you're visiting a foreign place for the first time, it's natural to want to do the locals right by following their traditions, and even learning a few phrases. ...
 
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It helps to keep your lexicon up to date.
Over the weekend, Rodel Rodis, a columnist for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, posted a photo of a two-page letter on official Senate stationery, signed by newly minted Senate President Tito Sotto."Senate President Tito Sotto has 'requested' the Philippine Daily Inquirer to remove from ...
 
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These ideas should not be lost.
Words are powerful, and yet that doesn't stop them from disappearing from the face of the earth. Linguists estimate that as many as half of the world's over 7,000 languages may be extinct by the end of the 21st century, with one language ...
 
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It's Pride Month, but more importantly, it's the 21st century. Get with the program.
Look. We know we're not perfect. Even if we consider ourselves fairly enlightened, we sometimes mess up, and we mess up bad. (Hi, Jake Zyrus. We're still sorry and embarrassed.)But do please give us some credit for trying to make better men of ...
 
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In fact, they mean the opposite.
English is a strange language, and that has a lot to do with the way it evolves so fast that its evolution very often gets away from its community of speakers. No one is in control of language: Even the venerable Oxford English ...
 
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It's good to have nerds in charge.
Anyone who works with words for a living should know what a style guide is. It is not, as an editorial intern we once knew thought, a handbook telling us how to dress for work. Also known, if less sexily so, as a ...