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By Pam Burke 

View from the north 40: Maybe we should just switch to using body language

 

Last updated 12/27/2022 at 11:08am



I hate to make sweeping pronouncements about “This is what’s wrong with society … ,” but I see a deeply rooted problem with what I’ll call a modern language disconnect — people not using language others understand, people not putting in the effort to understand the words they are hearing and that old flimflam classic of using words in ways they weren’t intended in order to create confusion, perhaps act in malice.

As an example of the first of these, I give you the Eurasian elk.

The Eurasian elk is, in fact, a moose by any North American standard. Yes, I’m saying that even...



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