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BERKELEY'S NEWS • MAY 24, 2023

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Words as weapons: Unpacking legacy, lethality of linguistic bias

Despite rising conversations about systemic racism and societal inequities, we have rarely reevaluated the biases we hold ⁠toward each other for the way we speak.

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After a recent rewatch of the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” I realized a couple of things. First, the language used in this film, while typical of the period the book was written in, is exceptionally striking.
After a recent rewatch of the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” I realized a couple of things. First, the language used in this film, while typical of the period the book was written in, is exceptionally striking.
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We often slight the immense power of words, proceeding to toss them about carelessly while failing to comprehend their impact on the world we cherish and the people we love.
We often slight the immense power of words, proceeding to toss them about carelessly while failing to comprehend their impact on the world we cherish and the people we love.
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Prose / Poses a limit / When poetry’s metrics / Compose epics / Lyrics / Ballads / And rhyme / The most elegant elixirs / For the love of all time
Prose / Poses a limit / When poetry’s metrics / Compose epics / Lyrics / Ballads / And rhyme / The most elegant elixirs / For the love of all time
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Despite rising conversations about systemic racism and societal inequities, we have rarely reevaluated the biases we hold ⁠toward each other for the way we speak.
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Despite rising conversations about systemic racism and societal inequities, we have rarely reevaluated the biases we hold ⁠toward each other for the way we speak.
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After a recent rewatch of the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” I realized a couple of things. First, the language used in this film, while typical of the period the book was written in, is exceptionally striking.
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After a recent rewatch of the 2005 film adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice,” I realized a couple of things. First, the language used in this film, while typical of the period the book was written in, is exceptionally striking.
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We often slight the immense power of words, proceeding to toss them about carelessly while failing to comprehend their impact on the world we cherish and the people we love.
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We often slight the immense power of words, proceeding to toss them about carelessly while failing to comprehend their impact on the world we cherish and the people we love.
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Prose / Poses a limit / When poetry’s metrics / Compose epics / Lyrics / Ballads / And rhyme / The most elegant elixirs / For the love of all time
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Prose / Poses a limit / When poetry’s metrics / Compose epics / Lyrics / Ballads / And rhyme / The most elegant elixirs / For the love of all time
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I’m here to look into and fully explain some common phrases and concepts we now use in everyday speech that were so infrequently used before 2020.
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I’m here to look into and fully explain some common phrases and concepts we now use in everyday speech that were so infrequently used before 2020.
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If you’ve ever been curious about the origins of fruits’ names in the English language, then look no further — here’s a comprehensive list of some of the most popular fruits.
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If you’ve ever been curious about the origins of fruits’ names in the English language, then look no further — here’s a comprehensive list of some of the most popular fruits.
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I know from school and dictionaries that language has defined meanings, but I learned from my experience of speaking Spanish how words also have tastes, smells, sounds and sights.
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I know from school and dictionaries that language has defined meanings, but I learned from my experience of speaking Spanish how words also have tastes, smells, sounds and sights.
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We at the night department have compiled a list of things you can call your casual sex partner for the next time they try and play with your emotions.
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We at the night department have compiled a list of things you can call your casual sex partner for the next time they try and play with your emotions.
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One of the weirdest things about being an international student is dealing with two or more sets of slang. Here are some of my favorite Bajan words to add to your speech.
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One of the weirdest things about being an international student is dealing with two or more sets of slang. Here are some of my favorite Bajan words to add to your speech.
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Leaves are changing color, midterms are in full swing and I’m feeling an urge to decorate my room with miniature gourds. Fall is here — or is it autumn? 
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Leaves are changing color, midterms are in full swing and I’m feeling an urge to decorate my room with miniature gourds. Fall is here — or is it autumn? 
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