Descriptive Content

hygge
Mar 23, 2017
Amanda O'Donovan
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HOW TO HYGGE YOUR CONTENT

It’s not pronounced Higgie, but Hou-guh, the Scandi lifestyle philosophy that everyone’s talking about. It’s a gentle reminder to stop and smell the roses. You can hygge at home, at work or with friends and family. But can you hygge when you write? Find out if your content’s cozy enough to make your customers feel good.[…]

Champagne Glasses
Feb 21, 2017
Amanda O'Donovan
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307

DRIVEN TO DRINK

If recent world events have you reaching for the bottle, teeter over to bbc.com and marvel at the astonishing revelation that there are 3,000 alcohol-related words in the English language. Although English speakers often act like we invented the word booze, lexicographer Susie Dent is quick to correct. It was, in fact, the Dutch who coined […]

Deserted beach, ocean rollers, blue sky and cliffs
Mar 24, 2016
Amanda O'Donovan
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1358

USE WORDS TO ADD CONTEXT

A picture can be worth a thousand words. There’s no doubt that, in moments of genius, a complex idea can be distilled into a single powerful shot. The image of Aylan Kurdi, the Syrian boy on the beach, stood alone. Shockingly, it conveyed the human impact of the refugee crisis. And subsequently, the grief of a single father […]

Snowy mountain peaks with lake
Mar 15, 2016
Amanda O'Donovan
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1630

SNOW VOCABULARY

I was born in a country where rain is a common topic of conversation-a natural and frequent occurrence that unites, and often defines, an entire nation. I now live in a country where snow and ice dominate much of our landscape throughout the winter months. When I left England, although blissfully unaware of it at the time, my snow […]

Girl on a boat with a sunhat
Oct 04, 2011
Amanda O'Donovan
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1373

Lost in Translation?

Communication breakdowns can happen anytime, anywhere-often without a language barrier in sight. Translation traps exist in even the most innocent of exchanges. Caught in the confusion, your message could either sink without trace or become misinterpreted and misrepresented. Instead of basking in accolades you’ll […]

Boy shouting into microphone
Jan 21, 2011
Amanda O'Donovan
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1406

Please Don’t Shout

Sitting in a doctor’s waiting room the other day, I found myself becoming increasingly irritated by an unnecessarily large collection of instructions. Alongside the questionable assortment of obscure magazines, and the throng of way-too-graphic posters, I was assaulted by a number of barked commands, stuck to various surfaces […]