Whether they are ancient proverbs or modern-day idioms, these poignant brevities speak a timeless language. Guaranteed, you will have experienced at least one of the emotions elicited from their succinct guidance, so why not put a name to them? Find the wisdom you seek from these 6 Japanese concepts about life, love and the universe. … Continue reading 6 Japanese Concepts About Life, Love and the Universe
It’s a Kind Of Magic! Language Tricks That Will Make You Happier and More Popular
Some people just have a way with words, don't they? They don't even necessarily have to say anything particularly profound, but the way in which they say it just does something inside of you. From making you howl with laughter to furrowing your brow in fear, it's just crazy how they can take something so … Continue reading It’s a Kind Of Magic! Language Tricks That Will Make You Happier and More Popular
It’s Good to be Weird
An old boyfriend used to ridicule the way I spoke. Initially, when we first began dating, he appeared in awe of my colourful vocabulary, stating how he envied the fact that I could express my feelings so well through words. Though, that blossoming admiration was short-lived. And sure enough, it wilted. Green didn't suit him. … Continue reading It’s Good to be Weird
How to Read British People’s Minds
How much of what we say to others really means the same thing? Virtually everyone knows the underlying pragmatics to our phrases, but if you defy them you'll be told you're wrong (even though you're not...but that's the aim of the game.) Us Brits love a good language muck up with one another, but inevitably … Continue reading How to Read British People’s Minds
Has Your Phone Made You a Narcissist?
Do you remember 15 years ago when if we had a disagreement with someone, or had any issues or doubts about situations we were involved in, we had to confront it face-to-face? If my friend had done something that upset me, I couldn’t “appear offline” when she walked past me in school. And if you … Continue reading Has Your Phone Made You a Narcissist?