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Business Language

Speak Softly If You Mean Business

Kristina DiPalo | Posted 05.27.2014 | Business
Kristina DiPalo

If language both reflects and shapes a world-view, business language conveys a deeply masculine tone that leaves little tolerance for anything remotely feminine. In a free market of bare-knuckled competition, there is no room for softness.

The Art of Using Humor in Business Language

Aleeka Kay Edwards | Posted 12.08.2013 | Hawaii
Aleeka Kay Edwards

Most people cringe when their bosses attempt to pepper a meeting with comedy, but Schoch knows that a well-timed joke can really engage clients.

Does French Stand a Chance Against a Global English-language Tsunami?

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Evelyn Leopold

French, once the language of high culture, kings and queens, and pin-striped diplomats, is drowning in a global tsunami of English usage in commerce, science, education -- and even at the multilingual United Nations.

The Grammar Police Strikes Again!

Stanley Bing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stanley Bing

I must be out of my mind to care about this spelling, punctuation and grammar nonsense. Nobody else seems to.