19 04, 2018

Words in the News

By |2018-03-23T10:05:31+00:00april 19th, 2018|Words in the News|0 Comments

In the latest fiasco, it emerged that in 2013 an academic in Britain built a questionnaire app for Facebook users, which 270,000 people answered. NYT Fiasco is a word from my childhood. I enjoyed the word, because it had a very strong meaning - a complete (usually humiliating) failure - but it was not [...]

12 04, 2018

Words in the News

By |2018-03-23T09:52:34+00:00april 12th, 2018|Ukategorisert, Words in the News|0 Comments

After months of talk about propaganda and fake news, politicians in Europe and, increasingly, America see Facebook as out of control and in denial. Congress wants him to testify. Expect a roasting.  (Economist, 22 March, 2018) Many words in English have two completely different meanings - take roast for example. While it can be [...]

26 03, 2018

Weekly Business Phrase

By |2018-03-22T14:30:27+00:00mars 26th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|0 Comments

Catch someone off guard To surprise someone with a question or action.  (This could be negative or positive.) When you answered the client's questions, you caught me off guard. I thought you understood I would handle that part of the negotiations.  Oh!  I didn’t expect you to come into work today, you caught me [...]

22 03, 2018

Weekly Business Phrase

By |2018-03-22T14:26:19+00:00mars 22nd, 2018|Weekly business phrase|0 Comments

 Go the extra mile While many countries use kilometers, this expression is still alive and well in the English language.  To go the extra mile means to be willing to work extra to get a job done.  She went the extra mile and personally made sure that my insurance claim was handled correctly.

19 03, 2018

Weekly Business Phrase

By |2018-03-23T10:06:08+00:00mars 19th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|0 Comments

to get the ball rolling = to start something, for example: a project or meeting Examples: Now that we are all here, I’ll get the ball rolling. Everything was slow to start until Jill joined the team.  She really got the ball rolling and motivated everyone to work harder. Every week we add a [...]

15 03, 2018

Words in the News

By |2018-03-05T14:22:28+00:00mars 15th, 2018|Words in the News|0 Comments

A severe case of “truth decay” ‘Truth decay’ literally means the decay (gradual loss) of  truth.  ‘Truth decay’ is also a play on words with the phrase, ‘tooth decay’ meaning cavities or ‘rotting’ teeth.  Because of the negative image of rotting teeth and painful visits to the dentist, the headline is more powerful and [...]

14 03, 2018

Kommunikasjon kan læres

By |2018-03-23T10:06:46+00:00mars 14th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|0 Comments

«Dagens Næringsliv hadde en interessant artikkel lørdag 3. mars: «Følelser har fortsatt et omdømmeproblem» i næringslivet. Artikkelen inneholdt blant annet en liste over egenskaper som blir viktige i fremtiden med referanse til OECD «Skills Project» For mange ligger flere av disse egenskapene latent, for andre er dette egenskaper som må læres. Hvis vi tar [...]