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It’s not about the nail….or about this video:

I am not livid at this video.  I do think it’s clever, well-made, and also like that it illustrates that men and women often speak different languages.  It tactfully delves into the realm of female/male relationships without desperately resorting to sexuality for cheap attention.   Oh, and I love Stevie Wonder, and also wouldn’t mind asking that woman how she styles her bangs…

However, it is problematic as well: The man in the video is reasonable, and the woman, though not completely crazy, is stereotyped as a little annoying and of course very silly and ignorant.  Again, there have been way more offensive portrayals of this stereotype, but may I just add that as you enjoy this video, don’t forget about some of the subtle, deeper messages portrayed in it as well.

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Language Smorgasboard

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I took this picture in Fiji.  Where people speak English and Hindi.  Fascinating. 

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I am not fluent in the language of WordPress…

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but I am learning more everyday!

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He may be angry, obscene, and even hateful at times….

but there is no denying that Eminem has incredible talent, especially when it comes to wordplay.  He also does a pretty good job articulating his beliefs about words and language to Anderson Cooper.  This clip is intelligent and fascinating.  Check it!

Teachers, take note (do I say that too much?)!

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