Giving Up So Soon?

In 1937 George and Ira Gershwin wrote a song entitled: Let’s Call the Whole Thing Off. The lyrics highlight the differences between two people illustrated by their regional dialects; for example: You like to-may-toes and I like to-mah-toes… There is no doubting it: life is complicated, people are complex and living languages – such as…

Which words?

Here's a quick quiz for you to complete: How many words should you use when writing a letter, an email, or text message? Which words should you use? Answer: that depends on your reader. According to Hugh Mackay: Language keeps us apart from each other at least as efficiently as it keeps us together. Which…