TIME - Top Stories
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K.'s vote to leave the E.U. in June 2016, here's exactly what a hard Brexit' means. The term is thought have been coined more than year before the referendum, in a Feb. 2015 report to HSBC clients by Simon Wells and Liz Martins. In the report, the economists distinguished between hard and soft exits from the E.U.; the former, they said, would be a huge risk and operationally complicated while the latter is less risky, but maintains much of the status quo. A hard Brexit arrangement means the U.K. will give up full access to the E.U's single market in order to have full control over its borders. It would also likely mean a withdrawal from the E.U.'s customs union . The single market is an economic arrangement between E.U. member states and a few others who agree to four fundamental freedoms: the free movement of services, goods, capital and people.
Daily Mail - Home
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The English language owes a great debt to William Shakespeare, who is said to have coined at least 1,700 words. While some might seem simple, a few will require more brain power to work out.
Ashford Herald
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Christmas is over, you have put on weight and are dreading glimpsing at your massive credit card bill.It will be no surprise to many of you that today is Blue Monday, the most depressing day of the year.'Blue Monday' was first coined in 2005 by a PR company and supposedly takes into account the weather, motivation levels, time since Christmas and when we've likely given up New Year's resolutions.The sum of those things combined make the third Monday of January, although in the past it has been...
Bristol Post
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Christmas is over, most of us are skint and the forecasts of snow in Bristol have come to little more than rain.It's no surprise then next week begins with 'Blue Monday' said to be the most depressing day of the year.'Blue Monday' was first coined in 2005 by a PR company and supposedly takes into account the weather, motivation levels, time since Christmas and when we've likely given up New Year's resolutions.The sum of those things combined make the third Monday of January, although in...
BBC World News
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The US circus that coined a world-famous slogan and upset animal activists is to close after 146 years.
Bristol Post
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Bristol is teeming with weird, wonderful, funny and downright rude street names.From Clifton's There and Back Again Lane to Belland Drive in Whitchurch, the Bristol Post has previously reported on 17 of the best.But where have these unusual names come from?With help from The Street Names of Bristol, a comprehensive book looking at the origins and meanings of almost every street name in the city, we've revisited the list.The book was written by Veronica Smith and first published in 2001.This is...
Bristol Post
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Bristol is teeming with weird, wonderful, funny and downright rude street names.From Clifton's There and Back Again Lane to Belland Drive in Whitchurch, the Bristol Post has previously reported on 17 of the best.But where have these unusual names come from?With help from The Street Names of Bristol, a comprehensive book looking at the origins and meanings of almost every street name in the city, we've revisited the list.The book was written by Veronica Smith and first published in 2001.This is...
TIME - Top Stories
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This could have been anything! Idioms or words that may not have been of the period were always on my radar. For example, if I saw in a draft that Roger Sterling says, This aint my first rodeo, I would think, Hmm, I wonder when that expression came about? I looked for references to it from the period and researched the etymology. Oh, I thought, It turns out this expression didnt enter our lexicon until the 1980s, allegedly coined by Joan Crawford. I found and provided references from sources like the Oxford English Dictionary or slang etymology reference books. Sterling Cooper client references were verified. Lets say that in the episode at hand, Don has a pitch with Jaguar or Howard Johnsons. If it was a real company, Matthew Weiner wanted everything the characters say about the companys product, problem or image to be based in reality.
Hackaday
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Confidence You might think that hiding a chess-playing person in a robot is a lot different from just asking someone for a password, but it really isn't. If you had told people to pay to watch a guy play chess, most would say no. But they'd line up to see a mechanical man to do it. The best old example, perhaps, is from 1849. That's when William Thompson's arrest coined the phrase confidence man. He would approach someone on the street and act as if they were acquaintances. You know how it is. You hate to tell someone you don't remember them so you act like you do. Then he would just ask for their watch, reportedly saying Have you confidence in me to trust me with your watch until tomorrow? Some people said no, but some would agree and it was a lot easier and safer than armed robbery. Perhaps Hackaday should start the Internet of Things Turk where our readers can earn a penny or two for watching thermostats, toasters , and soldering irons .
HubSpot Marketing Blog
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This year, video streaming will represent almost 75% of all internet traffic , and since audiences want more video content , brands should continue experimenting with different formats -- including virtual reality -- to see which audiences respond best to. 5) Ephemeral content will continue to find its place and purpose. HubSpot Social Media Marketing Manager Marissa Emanuele artfully coined the termFrankenfeatures,” which are born when a social media platform launches its own version of another platform’s successful feature. One example? Snapchat started the ephemeral , or disappearing, visual content sharing trend, and Instagram recently launched a similar disappearing video feature -- but with the ability to share live ephemeral video, too. Another distinction between the two features? Instagram can save a group of users to send repeated disappearing messages to, versus on Snapchat, where users have to individually select who to send snaps to every single time.
Ruptly TV
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Greek Foreign Minister Nikos Kotzias said that the problems of land settlements in Cyprus are "first and foremost "an issue of occupation and illegal intervention," speaking at the United Nation's Palais de Nations in Geneva on Thursday. SOT, Nikos Kotzias, Greek Minister of Foreign Affairs (Greek): "Many ideas were coined during our talks. There were disagreements. The main problem we are discussing and over which there is no consensus is obviously that of [security] guarantees, [Turkey's] right of intervention and security. We believe - and I think we are right to do so - that the status quo of security guarantees should be terminated. An option would be to agree on the formation of an international observer team under the UN Security Council which would be submitting reports on the implementation of the decisions. It's obvious that our side does not want rights of intervention and wishes the withdrawal of [Turkish] troops at a steady pace and with a specific deadline.
Adweek
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In his semiannual meeting with television writers, Landgraf, Adweeks Television Executive of the Year for 2016, tends to talk about the television industry in broad terms. But this time around, he remained more focused on his own networks. However, he did discuss Peak TV, a term he coined at an earlier press tour, when asked about todays Wall Street Journal report that yet another company, Apple, is planning to create original series and films for Apple Music. We welcome them as competitors, Landgraf said, mentioning the influx of Silicon Valley money going into programming. When I first labeled Peak TV, I suggested this would be the peak year. I was obviously wrong, said Landgraf, who now feels that the number of scripted series will peak by 2018. The doubling of scripted series on TV in the past six years isnt all that has changed during Landgrafs tenure at FX.
BBC Parliament
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That is just as important, and something the house needs to take very seriously. When John Bright first coined the term other Parliament, he was saying that even England, which was the mother of Parliaments, had still not brought for -- Paul Dummett proceed to the country because the vast majority were not able to vote, so now we are coming up to the hundredth anniversary of some women in 1918 being allowed people, whether they are male or female.
The Huffington Post
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For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The term "Middle East" - coined in the 19th century - fails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam - and continue to do so today.
Core77
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Informed Comment
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For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
Copyblogger
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But it's always possible to grab hold of new ideas and run straight in the wrong direction. The rise of Miracle Marketing You might remember what online publishing looked like in the early 2000s. In 1999, a programmer named Peter Merholz coined the word blog (shortened from weblog). Five years later, it was Merriam-Webster's word of the year. The early 2000s were all about blogs. And what was the word on everyone's keyboards? Authenticity. The idea was that if only we could be authentic enough, if we could be earnest and genuine and completely transparent, our products and services would sell themselves. Strategy and salesmanship were fake and to be avoided at all costs. Allow me to take a moment to share a maxim I call Sonia's Law: Sonia's Law: Nothing Sells Itself. The admired experts of the day told us all that if we were extraordinarily authentic, all good things would miraculously follow.
BoingBoing
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In a 1988 interview, when asked about his newly-published book The New Inquisition: Irrational Rationalism and the Citadel of Science , Wilson commented: "I coined the term irrational rationalism because those people claim to be rationalists, but they're governed by such a heavy body of taboos. They're so fearful, and so hostile, and so narrow, and frightened, and uptight and dogmatic... I wrote this book because I got tired satirizing fundamentalist Christianity... I decided to satirize fundamentalist materialism for a change, because the two are equally comical... The materialist fundamentalists are funnier than the Christian fundamentalists, because they think they're rational! ...They're never skeptical about anything except the things they have a prejudice against. None of them ever says anything skeptical about the AMA, or about anything in establishment science or any entrenched dogma.
Informed Comment
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For example, in medieval Spain, the Troubadour poets borrowed their lyrical beauty from Arabic . Arabic was the courtly language of southern Spain until the 15th century. Similarly, the 12th-century Palatine Chapel in Sicily was painted and gilded in the imperial style of the Fatimids , the rulers of Egypt between the 10th and 12th centuries. Such exchanges were common, thanks to the mobility of people as well as ideas. The point is that the story of Islam cannot be told without a deeper understanding of its cultural history: Even for early Muslim rulers , it was the Byzantine empire, the Roman empire and the Sassanian empire (the pre-Islamic Persian empire) that provided models. Such overlaps continued over the centuries, resulting in heterodox and cosmopolitan societies. The termMiddle East” – coined in the 19th centuryfails to describe the complex social and cultural mosaic or religions that have existed in the region most closely associated with Islam – and continue to do so today.
Red Bull
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Love Surfing? Click here for more! http://win.gs/SurfRBTV What more is there that can be said about Mason Ho that you don't know already know? Ho grew up at Sunset Beach as North Shore royalty; his dad Mike is still the man at Pipe, his uncle Derek was Hawaii's first ever world champ, and his sister Coco is a mainstay on the women's world tour. Ho's the guy who once said, "I don't lose heats, I just occasionally run out of time," and coined Red Bull Surfing's Instagram ethos of surfing loud and talking soft in a Made In Hawaii episode we dedicated to surfing's ambassador of fun. _ Experience the world of Red Bull like you have never seen it before. With the best action sports clips on the web and original series, prepare for your "stoke factor" to be at an all time high. Watch Red Bull TV: http://win.gs/WatchRBTV See into our world: http://goo.
Politico
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Obama did not mention the election or Donald Trump in her remarks, but the speech was an implicit rebuke of the message that carried the president-elect to his surprise victory. Trump campaigned on a hardline promise to curtail immigration and at points disparaged minority groups, including Muslims and Mexicans. Hillary Clinton, whom the Obamas supported and Trump defeated in a major upset, had run on a platform that also focused on promoting diversity, as encapsulated by her slogan, “Stronger Together.” Some people see her loss as a rejection of that ideology. Michelle Obama, though, remains hugely popular, and her fans cite her characteristic restraint in responding to political opponents as a reason for admiring her. She coined the oft-used phrase “when they go low, we go high” to describe her philosophy toward reacting to attacks during the last campaign.
Politico
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Carter, who famously coined Trump a short-fingered vulgarian when he was the editor of Spy magazine decades ago, told POLITICO yesterday that he had offered to sit out the meeting so as to not make things uncomfortable for Trump. “It wouldnt be my first choice to spend a Friday morning in a group like that,” Carter said during an interview in his office. “I try to be a decent host ... Anna Wintour and I said, ‘Listen, I dont want to make him feel uncomfortable.’” Carter declined to comment on what was discussed at the meeting, telling POLITICO, It was off the record, and I will abide by that. It's unclear if there was any direct interaction between Carter and Trump, but one source briefed on the meeting said everyone got to ask a question. Trump made no specific mention of Carter or anyone else in the room who had written or spoken sharply about him, the participant said, though he was obviously aware of what was being written about him and he acknowledged it obliquely.
BoingBoing
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(I found one of these fun machines in Chicago!). I loved all the stuff about candy, claw games, and capsule toy machines, called gachapon for the sound of turning the crank ( gacha! ) and the sound of the capsule dropping ( pon! ). As your reward for making it to the end of the book you’ll find a free toy in the endpapers: a miniature Japanese drink vending machine ( motomachi ) you can cut out and assemble — no coins required! Vending Machines: Coined Consumerism by Christopher D. Salyers Mark Batty Publisher 2010, 144 pages, 7.3 x 0.8 x 9.3 inches, Hardcover $6 Buy one on Amazon See sample pages from this book at Wink.
BBC News 24
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They are soldier-statesmen. They will find it relatively easy to make the transition into the political space because as senior commanders they so often operated in support of that. There's a phrase that Gordon Adams, a very respected professor at the American University School of International Services coined. He says there's no risk of a military coup in the United States under Donald Trump, but given the nature of his appointments, there is what I call, he says, a "Velvet militarisation of American foreign and national security policy.