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What do they mean by 'good to know'?

Rob Reinalda | Posted 06.12.2016 | Home
Rob Reinalda

Decorum must prevail when you're in the office, so nasty-nice code words and phrases stand in for candor. Here's how to decipher passive-aggressive workplace communication.

Jon Stewart's 'Daily Show' Represents the Best in Jewish American Thought And True Support for Israel

H. A. Goodman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Media
H. A. Goodman

Comedy is a natural antidote for euphemistic, political jargon aimed at stifling debate and far too many people in the Jewish community today confuse criticism with malicious intent. Stewart's recent Daily Show segment highlights the sad reality faced by many in the American Jewish community.

Why You Hate Your British or American Business Partner

O'Brien Browne | Posted 08.26.2012 | Business
O'Brien Browne

It's simple: we don't say what we mean. And we mean what we don't say. We believe that using direct language or saying "no!" to a business partner closes doors, damps enthusiasm, and may damage or even destroy relationships.

"I Don't Disagree"

Seth Jaret | Posted 05.21.2012 | Los Angeles
Seth Jaret

Hollywood has a vernacular all its own. Among the town's most popular pieces of parlance is "I don't disagree." But is it an affirmation worth a damn or is it just another equivocation on the road to development hell?

Kathy Lee Gifford Coins Poughkeepsie as the New Euphemism for the Big O

Rocco Staino | Posted 07.30.2011 | Entertainment
Rocco Staino

Kathy Lee & Hoda's Memorial Day show will certainly be memorable for the City of Poughkeepsie in New York State. On that program Kathy Lee Gifford coi...

The War on Terror Was Lost at its Inception

Dylan Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dylan Brody

Terror cannot be defeated with military action, no matter how powerful or how well equipped the military that takes the action. Terrorism is a tactic, not an enemy.

Conservatives Rethink Political Correctness

Robin Lakoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robin Lakoff

Why all this commotion on the right over words and their expression? One can only wonder if language is coming to the fore of the conservative critique because they have nothing else to attack.

Finally! A New Euphemism!

Bill Folman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Bill Folman

Finally, we have a new euphemism for extramarital relations and an artful one at that: "hiking the Appalachian trail."

Friday Talking Points [58] -- [Expletive Deleted] Blagojevich

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Weigant

The history of profanity in American political discourse is an untold story out there just waiting for someone to research and write about -- although...