Mark Forsyth

马克•福赛斯: 什么叫“snollygoster”?一堂政治语境的短课

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大多数政客都会小心翼翼的选择用词,以用来塑造他们希望看到的现实。但这有用吗?词源学家马克•福赛斯分享给大家几个非常有趣儿的关于词汇来源的英国和美国的小故事,(例如,你想不想知道乔治•华盛顿是怎样被叫做“president”?),而且最后讲师给出了令人惊讶的结论。(本演讲来源自伦敦的TED 伦敦议会 )

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Mark Forsyth strolls through the English language, telling stories, making connections and banishing hobgoblins.

Mark Forsyth strolls through the English language, telling stories, making connections and banishing hobgoblins.