All posts tagged Language

Korean 101: the history of Hangul

From the age of seven I have been introduced to many languages and cultures. We were encouraged to learn – well, pay attention to – Spanish, French, and German; however, […]

Can we reclaim language?

Many liberal feminists believe that women can obtain equality through their actions. They argue that language can be reappropriated if used in a new and empowering context, but how can […]

Language is growing through modern technology. Or is it in jeopardy?

Language is a pivotal aspect of each of our everyday lives, shaping our identity and broadening our perspective of the world. Call it what you like – but we have […]

B more creativ wiv langwidge.

Dogmatic. Dogged determination. Dog dog dog. Why do these words have to include the word dog? Since when were dogs so opinionated or determined? Of course, I know that ‘dogmatic’, […]

Ibeyi light up Electric Brixton 28th Feb

When Ibeyi released Ash in September 2017, they were confirming what they had already proved in their self-titled debut album from 2015: that their talent and storytelling is limitless. With […]

Excuse My French: Settled in Geneva

So far my time in Geneva is completely – and joyously – opposite to France. The Swiss way of life suits me very well. I even run and eat porridge […]

The Unexpected Story of a Genuine Swine

If you exaggerate the ‘u’ in genuine and make it sound like new, or modify the ending to sound like divine in your oral pronunciation, then genuine suddenly rhymes with […]

What is Sex?

What is sex? What do you count as having sex? What does sexual intercourse mean to you? Suggesting that penetration equals sex is as outdated as it is heteronormative. We […]

Excuse My French, Part 11: Au revoir Avignon!

The 17th of December marked my last day in Avignon. Despite the final few exams in the last week (because by this point we had simply stopped caring) we enjoyed […]