GrokTALK! – How The Word ‘American’ Became Problematic

by Steve MacDonald August 3, 2015
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The big news this past week was a University of New Hampshire Language Guide that explained what words were problematic in conversation and should be avoided to foster diversity and “inclusiveness.” We journey back to the 1990’s with our Ed expert Jorge Mesa-Tejada to explain when this problem with the word “American” began. Want the […]

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UNH Prez. Mark Huddleston – Run Away! Run Away!

by Steve MacDonald July 30, 2015
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Thanks to ‘Axel’ for adding this update on Facebook. (Here is the link to the quote in the Concord Monitor) Statement from UNH President Mark Huddleston on Bias-Free Language Guide July 29, 2015 “While individuals on our campus have every right to express themselves, I want to make it absolutely clear that the views expressed […]

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The Original War On Women

by Steve MacDonald January 29, 2015
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So reading is actually fundamentalist? (The Alphabet versus the Goddess) “Of all the sacred cows allowed to roam unimpeded in our culture, few are as revered as literacy. Its benefits have been so incontestable that in the five millennia since the advent of the written word numerous poets and writers have extolled its virtues. Few […]

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Cultural Insensitivity: Just can’t understand why NH Lowe’s uses Spanish instead?

by Skip May 15, 2014

on their in-store signage, especially after you look at this map: Now, there is another map at the link that shows “the next popular” language used AFTER removing both English & Spanish – NH’s language of choice is still French. So I still ask Lowe’s the same question but from another direction: why are you […]

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by Steve MacDonald June 3, 2013
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This is the first time I’ve heard this….

by Tim Condon January 23, 2013

…and in contradistinction to most times in our lives, this is a chance to commemorate it: The “DC” in Washington, DC stands for “District of Corruption.” Is it not apt? Is it not true? You tell me.

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Making The Sausage

by Steve MacDonald November 15, 2010

One of my readers did me the honor of pointing out a grammatical error I had made in a post, not once, but four times. He politely explained the issue, while pointing out that he still appreciates my work. For my part I knew the rule, but sometimes it’s not quite that simple.

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