Politics and the English Language

Published May 02, 2010 | 3 responses so far
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Leonardo Da Vinci once said “Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication.” and nowhere does this hold more true than in writing. The best written works aren’t those that are the longest or use the biggest words– writing a work that is concise, lucid and fluent requires much more skill and dedication, and achieving that balance is
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Marzieh Ghiasi

Why bother?

Published January 18, 2009 | One response so far
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The past few days Montréal’s temperature has averaged a cool -20°C, otherwise known as nostril-hair freezing cold. This kind of cold is not really a great motivator for hanging out outside. So I’ve been occupying myself with the news (a mix of alarming and horrifying), drinking tea and re-reading some Vonnegut. I find myself coming
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Marzieh Ghiasi

How it Happened

Published March 07, 2008 | 16 responses so far
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This story is just precious. 🙂 How it Happened Isaac Asimov My brother began to dictate in his best oratorical style, the one which has the tribes hanging on his words. “In the beginning,” he said, “exactly fifteen point two billion years ago, there was a big bang and the Universe–” But I had stopped
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Marzieh Ghiasi