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Language links 10/15

Twice a month[1], I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.


Imagine you just cut a hole in a piece of toast and cooked an egg in the middle in a frying pan. What do you call the breakfast you made?

I did not realize there were distinctly British and American uses of exclamation marks. (I’m quite familiar with the US workplace one — I call it the “chipper exclamation mark” — but I didn’t realize it was local to the US.)

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Language links 8/13

Every Monday, I share some of what I’ve been reading in the past week.


(You may have noticed I missed last week — I was on vacation.)

A new report considers dominant narratives about Native Americans in the US. On the negative side, media helps perpetuate stereotypes about Native Americans — but on the bright side, media can also provide a corrective. And speaking of media and representation, the NYT takes a look at the casting of Crazy Rich Asians.
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