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Why Google is the Nike of the internet

by Alexandros Stavrakas from The Guardian Google decided two weeks ago to shut down its hitherto self-censoring search service in China. This allegedly costly gesture, intended as a bold statement rather than a formal articulation of corporate “foreign policy”, is congruous with the company’s liberal philosophy and juxtaposed to the aged conformity of, say, Microsoft. But far [...]
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"the single word and two syllables of 'titwank' is more euphonious than the staccato polysyllabism needed to describe the action in less 'vulgar' language"

by Rebecca Attwood from Times Higher Education When Alan McKee submitted a paper on pornography to a leading social science journal, he did not attempt to spare readers’ blushes. But the language he used did more than raise eyebrows: it earned him a ticking-off from the academic referees who reviewed the paper. “Certain language used in this study is [...]
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