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The dangers of presenteeism

It can be an employee’s biggest dilemma – should you go into the office when ill? A recent article in The Telegraph (25th August 2017) highlights the growing problem of presenteeism – a word coined as the opposite of absenteeism to … Read the full article

Is British English disappearing?

A recent article in The Economist (20th July 2017) looks at the increasing globalisation of the English language, asking whether British English in disappearing under an American influence. Speaking with language expert Matthew Engel, the article details the ways in … Read the full article

Bringing salt back to the table

Salt is not the demon we’ve been led to believe, according to cardiovascular research scientist Dr James DiNicolantonio, talking to The Telegraph (7th August 2017). Dr DiNicolantonio stresses that salt has been a staple of the human diet for thousands … Read the full article

The linguistics of Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones has the richest linguistic universe since Tolkien’s Middle Earth, according to a recent article in The Economist (5th August 2017). The article defers to David J. Peterson, the language expert who is responsible for Game of Thrones’ … Read the full article