‘Go toss your cookies elsewhere’: ten phrases that cause confusion across the Anglosphere

Simon Horobin, University of Oxford An annual list of “banished words” compiled by Lake Superior State University in Michigan has caused a stir by including the distinctively Australian phrase “no worries”. Dislike of this idiom appears to be based on … Continue reading ‘Go toss your cookies elsewhere’: ten phrases that cause confusion across the Anglosphere

Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

Aram Goudsouzian, University of Memphis In the summer of 1967, Martin Luther King Jr. introduced the keynote speaker for the 10th-anniversary convention banquet of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference. Their guest, he said, was his “soul brother.” “He has carved … Continue reading Sidney Poitier – Hollywood’s first Black leading man reflected the civil rights movement on screen

How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain

Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain Paul Frost, Trent University; Marguerite Xenopoulos, Trent University; Michael Epp, Trent University, and Michael Hickson, Trent University The mathematician Kurt Gödel was obsessed by the … Continue reading How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain