‘a cult is like porn: you know it when you hear it’

Recently I have found myself increasingly interested in the language used by ‘culty’ people and establishments: so much so that I have been throwing the word ‘cult’ around haphazardly. For instance, watching my mum scan every goddamn thing she puts in her shopping trolly to check the ‘syns’ (not to be confused with ‘sins’ whichContinue reading “‘a cult is like porn: you know it when you hear it’”

The other Virus: The Media

Whether it’s Covid-19 being developed in a lab or the rollout of 5G being the culprit, it is safe to say we have all absorbed our fair share of fake news and sensationalised journalism in the past year. But what happens when the press cross the line? Their job and obligation is to inform theContinue reading “The other Virus: The Media”

MLMs are a feminist issue

If you are or ever have been online before in your entire life, you are probably be no stranger to the sea of boss babe recruiters who participate in multi-level marketing. You may not even know it. If you have heard of brands such as Arbonne, Younique, Herbalife, Juice Plus, NuSkin or the many otherContinue reading “MLMs are a feminist issue”

Finding Feminism

Contrary to popular belief, I have not always been the annoying, politically correct, grammar police individual that I am today. And honestly it hasn’t been plain sailing arriving here. If you find yourself even the slightest bit interested in the women’s movement/ it’s correlation with language, you are in the right place! As a childContinue reading “Finding Feminism”

The Toxic Diet Industry Exposed by a Nutritionist and a Linguist

I was watching TV with my mum the other day, when an advert for a weight loss supplement came on. My mum, who like me was demolishing a bag of chocolate buttons, said ‘don’t these adverts make you feel awful.’ I agreed, and wanted to look into how they make you feel so bad aboutContinue reading “The Toxic Diet Industry Exposed by a Nutritionist and a Linguist”

The Pandemic’s Effect on our Language

If you’re anything like me, then the only time prior to 2020 that you heard the word ‘furlough’ was when Piper Chapman got a weekend out of prison on Orange is the New Black. Her request for ‘furlough leave’ was granted so she could see her dying grandmother. The definition of ‘furlough’ is exactly this,Continue reading “The Pandemic’s Effect on our Language”