Archiv für October, 2009

The First Word War

Tlaxcala and Palestine Think Tank have launched a brilliant essay initiative, the First Word War. This initiative aims to deconstruct the terms and phrases used by the hasbara propagandists to influence the public discourse of the Israel Palestine conflict. The main initiator, Mary Rizzo, puts it thus in her introductory essay “Reclaiming Significance“: “Fighting the […]

English Slang: Monging out

The other day at work my colleague, the youngest one in my office and still a teenager, was talking about the weekend and mentioned the term “monging out” which I had never heard before. My linguistic interest was immediately awakened and I asked what it meant – though I guessed it more or less from […]