I have like totally noticed professional women at all levels undermining their authority by (unintentionally) "up-talking," that is, turning their statements into questions. In a recent post
Check out this fantastic interactive New York Times piece on the candidates' body language and what message it conveys to voters. Wonderful insights for speakers!
You probably heard that President Obama has gone on record suggesting that Anthony Weiner should resign. But you may not realize that in doing so, Obama inadvertently raised the possibility that it was Obama himself, not Weiner, who had tweeted inappropriate pictures of himself. Whaaaaat? Let me explain. As the Wall Street Journal reports, here
Slips of the tongue. Get it straight, people. Osama is dead. Obama is very much alive.
This Jewish curse is unrelated to writing and law, but I must share it: May your wife eat matzo in bed and may you roll in the crumbs. Of course it sounds even better in Yiddish, but still.
When it comes to nuclear safety, you can never be too precise.
…but could actually be useful for brief writing. from
The King’s Speech, American style. Be patient. Video becomes insanely funny about halfway in.
Recent weather conditions got me thinking about snow. So I did some digging into the common notion that Eskimos have (fill in the blank with an impressively large number) words for snow. I love factoids like these that show the connections between culture and language. But alas, this one has been thoroughly spanked, debunked, and discredited. And when I say thoroughly, I mean thoroughly. How thoroughly? Remember SNL’s Coffee Talk with Mike Myers as Linda Richman?