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 [...]

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 [...]

Words in the news

By |2018-03-05T14:21:29+01:00mars 8th, 2018|Words in the News|

to retaliate / retaliation / retaliating to do a harmful action to someone or some organization because they harmed you first. retaliate (against somebody/something) They retaliated when the government cut off their water supply. retaliate (by doing something/with something)  The manager over looked him for the promotion and he retaliated by tipping off the press about [...]