Words have power

Superb post from Raili!

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Since researching and writing about the changing face of modern language yesterday, I have dug deeper  into words. What they are. How they impact on our feelings and behaviour.

In the words of the famous rapper Eminem, ‘My words are weapons (I use them to crush my opponents)…’

“Words are pale shadows of forgotten names. As names have power, words have power. Words can light fires in the minds of men. Words can wring tears from the hardest hearts.”
― Patrick Rothfuss, The Name of the Wind

Stanford University linguistic scholars have researched the role of  language – what is unique, what is universal, ways it changes over time, how it influences us sometimes unknowingly. The link will take you to many fascinating articles if you want to look further into their research.

“Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore…

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