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Truth versus getting something done

Truth is the first casualty of war. It is also very commonly the pre-casualty of getting something done.

Feel bad? Throw a tantrum. Makes no difference if your reasons are right. 557 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Mismatched Socks and Cultural Norms

Dear Victoria,

Your post “Wind in My Leg Hair” started me thinking. In fact, the thoughts came tumbling one right after another.  So here are my thoughts — unfiltered and sometimes unconnected. 587 more words

Genome-wide analysis reveals genetic similarities among friends

…friends are as “related” as fourth cousins or people who share great-great-great grandparents. (Source)

From this, we can imagine how a society—especially an ethnically homogenous one—will interlock and tend to isolate or repel others.

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Cultural Norms

Speech pathology

An insidious and common kind of speech pathology is having more in your imagination than you are allowed to say.

What prevents you from speaking may be cultural. 231 more words

Functional Interpersonal Meta Linguistics (FIML)

Ramazan in Bangladesh (a blast from the past)

This is a post a wrote about fasting whilst I was working as a VSO volunteer in Bangladesh in 2009. Ramazan was both completely different and entirely the same in Bangladesh. 1,293 more words

Cultural Norms

The magic of Ramadan in Istanbul

Every year, I plan to write at great length about the magic of Ramazan (usually referred to as Ramadan in English), taking in all the different aspects of it you see as a foreigner living amongst believers and explaining every last detail to those who aren’t familiar. 607 more words

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