Language

When English takes on new meanings abroad

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Foreigners beware: What you think of as an English term may be something made up entirely by your fellow foreigners. Languages develop; always have, and always will. New terms and words develop; words and terms are borrowed from one language into another. My high school Latin teacher often derided English for being “impure”, and he […]

Internal communication

Language can save lives

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In October 2013, while I was Chief Editor for Maersk Line’s internal news site, I wrote this piece. It attracted a lot of comments, the large majority of them positive. Editorial: Language can save lives The image above is a funny example writers use to bring home the point that how you express yourself matters. […]