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So far Rebecca Harrisson has created 14 blog entries.

Words in the News

By |2018-03-23T09:52:34+01:00april 12th, 2018|Ukategorisert, Words in the News|

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 [...]

Weekly Business Phrase

By |2018-03-22T14:30:27+01:00mars 26th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

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 [...]

Words in the News

By |2018-03-05T14:22:28+01:00mars 15th, 2018|Words in the News|

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 [...]

Kommunikasjon kan læres

By |2018-03-23T10:06:46+01:00mars 14th, 2018|Weekly business phrase|

«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 [...]