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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 18, 2009 2 Comments

The British Broadcasting Corporation reports today that the Local Government Association in the UK has “banned” 200 words of jargon in council discourse.

What are some of the worst offenders?

Blue sky thinking
Can do culture
Coterminosity
Double devolution
Horizon scanning
Improvement levers
Pathfinder
Potentialities
Quantum
Revenue Streams
Subsidiarity
Symposium
Thinking outside of the box
Value-added

What would be YOUR pick for the 5 worst […]

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on March 5, 2009 2 Comments

A new study published in Science, by a team of researchers from Exeter University, UK, speculates that horses may have been responsible for the spread of Indo-European languages across different parts of the world.

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Written By: Usree Bhattacharya on February 1, 2009 5 Comments
Road Signs: International Edition

This has been a rather eventful month for road signs across the globe, so here’s a short round up of some of the more interesting news that caught my attention in January..

The Birmingham City Council, UK, has decided to drop possessive apostrophes from road signs, to the dismay of many, particularly the Apostrophe […]

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