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Language links 8/20

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


Merriam-Webster takes on one of my favorite words: asshat. (Plus, their words of the week from last week, including “reasonable doubt” and “tape”!)
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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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