In Metro, January 5, 2017 English is still being used as a gate keeper and border control in Britain. Metro reports that the All Party Parliamentary Group claims integration should begin upon arrival in the UK and that it is ‘the key to full participation in our society and economy’. MPs say that immigrants should be… Continue reading I spy…Language barrier
In The Economist, December 24 – January 6th, 2017 (Read the article here) Human animals and reindeer go back a long time; some of the earliest stone carvings in Europe are of reindeer. In this article, The Economist describes the reindeer meat industry in Finland and talks to a reindeer herder and his family. Humans… Continue reading I spy…Let it Reindeer
The author is willing to remove any content that may infringe on copyrightsIn Metro, 12 and 15 Dec 2016 Language and PC Sara Mills (2008) in her book Language and Sexism writes that language is a product of negotiations over meaning of past and present language, creating a pool of meanings. Each individual and… Continue reading I spy… I don’t want to be sexist but..
Following John Kerry’s speech, who defended the two-state solution, I would like to echo Theresa May noting that the problems (not conflict! as will be explained shortly) in Israel are complex and indeed go beyond the issue of illegal settlements. The two-state solution is not a long-term one and I would like to propose here that… Continue reading Whose land is it anyway?
In Metro, December 2, 2016 As in the report on Pigasso, we find in this item from Metro about a piglet in Sugarshine Farm Sanctuary, similar lexical choices that create a dichotomy between animals as sentient beings and a product: Animal as a social agent “Dozing contentedly on top of her friend Wally” – The… Continue reading I spy… “I, Dreamy, of a w..equality”
In BBC Focus, Christmas 2016 On p. 35 it is reported that coltan mining that make up smartphones in The Democratic Republic of Congo is one of the major causes of the decline in lowland gorilla population, from 16,900 to 3,800. Jay L. Lemke in his article Travels in Hypermodality notes that the way we read… Continue reading I Spy… Gorillas and Trajectories
On behalf of Hillside, the Linguini spent last Sunday fundraising in the Animal Aid Christmas Fayre. While the event is a consumerist activity (the stalls all offer items for sale), it is primarily an event that brings like-minded people together. Contrary to VegFest, the Animal Aid Christmas fayre hosts mostly animal rights and animal charity… Continue reading Specialinguini: Animal Aid Christmas Fayre