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Here are some popular terms defined by the U.S. citizenship and Immigration Services (https://www.USCIS.gov/tools/glossary):. Alien: Any person not a citizen or national of the United States. "Foreign national" is a synonym and used outside of statutes when referring to noncitizens of the U.S.. Asylee: A ...
With only 3,000 speakers confined to a small area of Dalarna County, Sweden's ancient forest language Elfdalian is undoubtedly unique. Now, experts in the tongue have picked out 10 key phrases for The Local so we can all do a little to help keep it alive. Elfdalian has its roots in Old Norse but has ...

The result is a set of organized lists called "End of Year Lists," and we found out the buzziest beauty brands and phrases of 2017 based on this list. Coming at the top-searched beauty phrase is "Beautyblender," which, if you've been living under a rock for the past 11 years, is the teardrop-shaped sponge ...
Someone we know is going through a tough situation, and we don't know what to say -- or do. Some people do nothing. Others try to "fix" things. The best advice I ever got was, "Just hold me when I cry." And then there are the varying degrees of closeness to a situation. You may only know the person ...
"I find that listening to the phrases while walking the dog and cooking in the kitchen makes them really stick. We also set the listeners a challenge to go and use the phrases they have learned," he explains. So the impact of the lesson can be immediate. "It's more of an audio phrasebook that people can use ...
Words matter more than you might think, especially if you are one of the 43% of employees who works remotely. If coworkers or your manager can't see your body language, they have to rely solely on conversations you have over email or the phone, and certain phrases could cost you a promotion, says ...

... diversity and innovation consultants. "Certain terms and phrases get traction and are repeated over and over. Before you know it, it's the way you talk within your culture." Unfortunately, commonly used business phrases can hurt your motivation to innovate. Here are three to avoid using in your workplace: ...
Here are Kenya's favourite phrases/words for 2017 and their Inventors. Posted on Jan 1, 2018 13 Views. FROM LEFT: Wavinya Ndeti who coined 'Yaliyondwele sipite', Musalia ... Trust Kenyans to come up with new words and phrases every year. In 2017 Kenyans were introduced to a new cache of jargon that went on to ...
Think twice before applying to register a popular phrase as a trademark, and do your homework before selling goods or branding services with a popular phrase. Remember the 2015 terrorist attack on the offices of the French satirical newspaper Charlie Hebdo? In its wake, "Je suis Charlie," which means "I ...
Northern Michigan's Lake Superior State University on Sunday released its 43rd annual List of Words Banished from the Queen's English for Misuse, Overuse and General Uselessness. The tongue-in-cheek, non-binding list of 14 words or phrases comes from thousands of suggestions to the Sault Ste.
Most Annoying Words, phrases For 2017: Marist Poll. Americans were asked what words or phrases bugged them the most over the past year. By Michael Woyton, Patch Staff | Dec 31, 2017 12:19 pm ET ...
Now, as dictated by the Laws of Lexicality (the section requiring all writers to compose an end-of-the-year list), here is my 2017 Top Ten List of offending words and phrases, in no particular order. First is "mistakes were made," a horrid phrase. The next two are "like" and "go." They are used instead of "said" ...
Sweden's festive season is a time when even the most well-integrated foreigner can feel like an outsider, miles from home with a set of traditions, recipes, and songs familiar to everyone but you. This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Swedish Christmas ...
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was reportedly told not to use seven specific words and phrases in its federal budget-proposal documents. Materials with the words, "vulnerable," "entitlement," and "diversity" were returned to the agency for "correction," according to a senior staffer at the ...
Known as eggcorns, the bizarre phrases often carry entirely different - and often hilariously nonsensical - meanings. Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that 35 per cent of them used eggcorns without even realising they were saying something incorrectly.
We may find ourselves using common idioms and phrases daily, without truly knowing where they even originated from. Luckily, that is not entirely a bad thing, since typically the phrases have changed largely as time has passed, however, it is still interesting to note just how these out-there phrases came ...
Communication, communication, communication--yeah, yeah, yeah. You've heard it's the key to a closer bond and all that. But before your eyes glaze over, know this: It's also the number one predictor of relationship satisfaction, per a 2016 survey of more than 25,000 men and women in the Journal of ...

Now, as dictated by the Laws of Lexicality (the section requiring all writers to compose an end-of-the-year list), here is my 2017 Top Ten List of offending words and phrases, in no particular order. First is "mistakes were made," a horrid phrase. The next two are "like" and "go." They are used instead of "said" ...
Communication, communication, communication--yeah, yeah, yeah. You've heard it's the key to a closer bond and all that. But before your eyes glaze over, know this: It's also the number one predictor of relationship satisfaction, per a 2016 survey of more than 25,000 men and women in the Journal of ...
Lazy encryptors beware, 2017's list of the top 100 most commonly found passwords in data breaches has been released, and genre-based passwords are front and center. While the top 10 entries of password management firm SplashData's list are numerical or alphabetical runs ("123456" or "qwerty"), ...
London -- The past year's Brexit fandango has given us numerous buzzwords and phrases , some more incomprehensible than others. Here, in a Christmas service to our readers, is a short glossary to some of those tedious cliches. *Cliff edge -- Imagined point of calamity at which negotiations between ...
It's not something customers consciously think about, yet it has a subtle influence on them. What does all of this mean for you? Using certain phrases in your marketing can help you stand out and convert customers in a way that doesn't compromise integrity but also doesn't leave money on the table.
Sweden's festive season is a time when even the most well-integrated foreigner can feel like an outsider, miles from home with a set of traditions, recipes, and songs familiar to everyone but you. This article is available to Members of The Local. Read more Membership Exclusives here. Swedish Christmas ...
Trump Administration officials are reportedly forbidding officials at Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from using a list of seven words or phrases in any official documents being prepared for next year's budget. It now appears the rumor that the government was banning the term "evidence-based" ...
Here are some terms you might hear in conversation among singles, within pop culture or in news coverage. Amatonormativity: Coined by a philosophy professor, this term describes the assumption that every single person wants to be in a monogamous romantic relationship - and would automatically be ...
From "facepalm" to "jejemon" to "BAE," these words slip into our lexicon without our knowing it, and we end up using them in the real world without a second thought. This year saw many new words and phrases surface via social media, and chances are you've used at least a few of them recently. Here are ...
(FOX 11) - Out of all the words and phrases used in casual conversation, there is one word that continues to annoy Americans the most. The annual Marist College Poll of most annoying words and phrases found 'whatever' tops the list for the ninth straight year. Winning the vote of a third of the one ...
WASHINGTON -- The recent excitement over an incredible story about the government trying to ban certain words -- that wasn't really quite true -- reminded me of all the words and phrases I despise and wish were banned. For the sake of getting on with it, briefly: The Washington Post reported Friday that ...
Everything has a price; the festive season though seems to come with a penalty on top of the cost. After all the fun and spending the day of reckoning comes soon enough in the month of January. See Also: Kenya among countries where patients offer sex to settle hospital bills. Consequently by the end of ...
China's most popular internet phrases this year incorporate everything from old Stephen Chow movies to street dance battles as seen by a recent list published by People's Daily. The list is the result of 30,000 online votes for the year's biggest internet trends that shares many similarities to our list made ...
There is one word so apparently reviled by Americans that it has been named the "most annoying" -- out of all the words and phrases there are in casual conversation -- for nine straight years. According to a Marist Poll out Monday, that word -- the word you may want to avoid using at family or friends' ...
Health leaders say they are alarmed about a report that officials at the nation's top public health agency are being told not to use certain words or phrases in official budget documents, including "fetus," "transgender" and "science-based." The health community was reacting to a story in The Washington Post ...
the White House has directed the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to avoid using seven words and phrases in agency documents, The Washington Post reported Friday evening. The ban list is comprised of "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based," and ...
A policy analyst at the CDC in Atlanta told The Post that they received the list of "forbidden" words and phrases during an official meeting on Thursday, December 14. There were seven items on the list in total: "vulnerable," "entitlement," "diversity," "transgender," "fetus," "evidence-based" and "science-based ...
In some instances, the analysts were given alternative phrases. Instead of "science-based" or "evidence-based," the suggested phrase is "CDC bases its recommendations on science in consideration with community standards and wishes," the person said. In other cases, no replacement words were ...
Certain words and phrases are a sure indicator you are being scammed, exploited or lied to. The word "free" on the internet is an example. You will be led to a place you would rather not be, and what you want isn't really free once you get there. Here is an incomplete list of terms we encounter daily that are ...
Donald Trump attended the opening of the Mississippi civil rights Museum to read a speech early Saturday afternoon, just hours after urging Alabama residents to vote for accused child molester and known racist Roy Moore. Following his latest endorsement of Moore, the president announced on twitter ...
Over the coming weeks, it's very likely that you're going to have plenty of friends, family, and relations in your home. We're very confident in saying that some of these people have a tendency to use phrases and words that make absolutely no sense to you. Do you know anyone that loves 'to be pacific' ...
After a seven-year hiatus from recording, contemporary jazz vocalist Jeff Baker is preparing to release phrases, his fifth and most ambitious album to date. The new CD, due from OA2 Records on January 19, marks Baker's debut as a composer, with seven of the album's songs featuring his music and lyrics.
Known as eggcorns, the bizarre phrases often carry entirely different - and often hilariously nonsensical - meanings. Scrivens Opticians & Hearing Care surveyed 2,000 British adults and found that 35 per cent of them used eggcorns without even realising they were saying something incorrectly.
Pope Francis this week urged the study of Latin for young people, encouraging scholars to promote it as a trusty tool in navigating life, according to Catholic news agency. In an address to the Pontifical Academies, he said, teachers should 'know how to speak to the hearts of the young, know how to ...
Despite the best efforts of William Safire, Edwin Newman, and John Simon (surely you've read all of their language-centric books), certain irksome phrases have somehow entered common parlance, like black mold in your shower caulking. They may initially seem innocuous, but if you start paying close ...
At points, it seems like entire conversations are geared toward that specific phrase just to make whomever is speaking feel like the smartest person in the room. Officers, senior enlisted, and even the occasional high-speed specialist who's trying to prove themselves are guilty of using these phrases to feel smarter than the ...
If you don't cringe when you hear someone say "a diamond dozen", then this quiz is for you. Find out what words and phrases you've been saying incorrectly all this time. 6 December 2017. If you don't cringe when you hear someone say "a diamond dozen", then this quiz is for you. Below are some of the most common ...
The Press-citizen Opinion page of Nov. 8 provides columns by Hani Elkadi and Joseph Dobrian that illustrate the "fluidity" or ambiguity of abstract words and phrases that account for much of today's social and political strife and animosity. The phenomenon is certainly not new. For example, in "Through the ...
Every year, I am perplexed by the Black Friday craze. I simply can't fathom battling crowds and standing in hour-long lines for a bargain, but clearly I am in the minority when it comes to this sentiment. Although, as a kid, I don't remember being familiar with the term--or the concept--Black Friday was ...
This also applies to how we worked for the past 150+ years and the concepts and phrases we adopted in our language. Most of us accepted ... Let's make servant-leadership, purpose, flexibility, greater good, trust, stakeholders, autonomy, profit sharing be the most common phrases we use. We know words ...
President Donald Trump's distinctive style of rhetoric has been the subject of scrutiny since the moment he launched his presidential campaign. Trump's words provoke a range of emotions, from pride to anger and fear. But in many cases, the prevailing response is simply confusion. Here are some of the ...
But all of the obstacles to prevent Daisy and Jimmy from guessing the phrases made for some really entertaining shouting -- and wildly inaccurate guesses. At one point, Jimmy tries to convey a pretty famous Yoda quote -- with a decent Yoda impression, even though Daisy couldn't really hear it -- and ...
One of the best scenes in the surreal '80s road trip picture "Pee-wee's Big Adventure" is the one where the titular man child finds himself on a pay phone in Texas. His friend Dottie back home doesn't believe he's actually in the Lone Star State so he calls out "The stars at night, are big and bright!" to which ...


 

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