Tag: political language
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The French presidential election has brought French politics into the limelight; but it’s worth remembering that, even in English, the language of politics is full of words with a French connection. And this applies not only to the vocabulary of specifically French politics—words such as Gaullism and Mitterrandism, for example, referring to the ideas or […]more
For all their scientifically dispassionate aspirations, tests can and do inspire unusually strong emotions. The very idea of math tests, drivers’ tests, or blood tests, for instance, can make us understandably anxious. Conversely, personality tests, taste tests, and all manner of online quizzes are not just fun; they’re often downright addictive. When testing something appears […]more