Language is Always Political

My history of the English language professor always use to say that language is a dialect with the bigger army. English is the polyglot mess it is because England kept on getting invaded. Chimamanada Ngozi Adichie writes about how we should be using language now, in this post truth moment. And yes post truth is now a legitimate word. As she says, “Now is the time to be precise about the meanings of words.” 

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