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23 Weird Words That Have Different Meanings to Those You Imagine

By |2019-05-09T17:24:51+03:00May 11th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Literature|Tags: , , , , , |

Our language is full of weird words that look as if they mean one thing but actually imply something completely different. For example, take the word bucolic. If you didn’t already know what this word meant, you might surmise that it was a medical word connected to an illness of the lungs perhaps. In actual [...]

27 Foreign Words You Didn’t Know You Were Using Every Day

By |2019-05-01T19:25:45+03:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought, Weird & Unbelievable Facts|Tags: , , , , , |

Some words are so intrinsically embedded into our unconscious that we don’t even realise they are foreign words. Take the internationally-known distress call of ‘May Day!’ for example. It derives from the French verb for help – 'aider'. In the 1920s, people were getting used to new international radio communications. A senior air traffic control [...]

25 Aesthetic Words Every Book Lover Will Appreciate

By |2019-04-27T21:49:06+03:00May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , |

The English language is full of beautiful sounding words that are a delight to hear. How many of these aesthetic words do you know? Some of the most beautiful words in the English language conjure up a sense of something magical. Finding the perfect aesthetic words for a sensation or feeling is a joy. Sometimes [...]

4 Basic Types of Communication and How to Master Each of Them

By |2019-04-20T21:23:30+03:00April 20th, 2019|Categories: Personal Development, Self-Improvement, Success Skills|Tags: , , , , |

Just talking to someone isn’t going to work anymore. You must understand the different types of communication. I can strike up a conversation with anyone, to be honest. But this doesn’t mean I’m utilizing a healthy form of communication. Some types of communication do not work as well as others, and this is why we [...]

How Word Choice and Language Use Vary among Different Personality Types

By |2019-04-09T17:53:49+03:00April 9th, 2019|Categories: Personality|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Is it possible to tell your personality from the language you use? You’d be surprised how your word choice reveals your character. We know how powerful language can be, but how does it vary amongst personalities? Furthermore, can we tell someone’s personality simply by their word choice? Do open-minded people use more liberal phrases for [...]

How Internet Slang Changes the Way We Think, Write and Speak

By |2019-03-24T20:34:04+03:00March 24th, 2019|Categories: Personality, Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

There is no doubt that our language is a powerful tool. As is the internet. So how does internet slang affect us? We spend a great deal of time on the internet. As such, the internet has seen some significant changes in our lives. And so does internet slang. Posting a letter seems ridiculously slow [...]

How the Slang Language Is Driving You Insane Without You Even Knowing

By |2019-03-13T14:30:14+03:00March 13th, 2019|Categories: Food for thought|Tags: , , , , , |

Today, we all use the slang language in our daily lives. But have you ever wondered how it affects your perception? When I returned from Germany the second time at age 18, I was running around the streets of Portland Oregon. On the way back from the skate park one day, I crossed paths with [...]

Meaning of Metaphors: How We Use Them to Influence Language and Behaviour

By |2019-02-25T16:11:31+03:00February 24th, 2019|Categories: Psychology & Mental Health|Tags: , , , , , , |

Metaphors enrich our language and allow us to make a deeper contextual connection. But did you know that the meaning of metaphors can also influence language and behaviour? So what do we mean when we talk about the meaning of metaphors? Metaphors are imaginative ways of describing something with the same characteristics but in a [...]