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Bottom Line Pro-active Team Player Thinks Outside the Box of Employment

Posted by Michael Dolan on March 26, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Hiring managers, in the brief opportunity they afford job seekers, say they are turned off by certain words on the resume.  After a survey of HR professionals, Careerbuilder determined the worse resume cliché is “best of the breed.”  Sounds bad to me. Other turn offs include Hard worker, Strategic thinker, Dynamic, Self-motivated, Detail-oriented.  Instead, the career […]

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Language in Conflict

Posted by Michael Dolan on March 24, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Here’s an illuminating essay that shows the Arab-Israeli conflict is now so encrusted with legend and bias, it’s almost impossible to discuss it effectively. Jodi Rudoren, a New Times reporter, zeros in on whether an action is “retaliation” or “response.” “This is part of what I have come to call “conflict code”: words whose plain […]

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Where the Words Come from

Posted by Michael Dolan on March 12, 2014 in Uncategorized |

Latin and French send more words to the English language than any other sources.  Maybe no big surprise.  But Swedish is big too.  And Japanese is on the rise. This from Philip Durkin, Deputy Chief Editor of the Oxford English Dictionary, and author of Borrowed Words: A History of Loanwords in English. More importantly, he […]

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Phobicphobic

Posted by Michael Dolan on March 4, 2014 in Uncategorized |

  Now we have “transphobic.”  This new word with no clear definition has been applied to a joke Ellen DeGeneres made at the Oscars, according to the Washington Post, http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/2014/03/02/internet-consensus-degeneres-liza-minnelli-joke-mean-transphobic/ Transphobic” is obviously built on the more commonly used “homophobic.”  It means being against something about transvestites – or maybe people who have had a […]

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