1 November, 2018

The boy who cried awesome—sensationalism in language

Writer: Susannah Bishop There was this young lad, a shepherd, whose main thrill for the day was to cry ‘help!’ ‘wolf!’ out loud, then lean back and watch with amusement as neighbours, friends and bystanders would attend in a frenzy, armed with spears and daggers, in his defence. Day in, […]
24 October, 2018

Dear admins: You are the heart of your company

Administration in any company is not the most exciting, appealing or life-changing role. It’s a role that many may not feel overly proud of. Days can be slow, long and draining and they’re often filled with monotonous, repetitive tasks I’m sure we’re all familiar with. File this, throw out that. […]
9 October, 2018

How to describe a bridge and other uses of grammar

Ah, grammar. It structures how we communicate, giving us the rules for how to describe and articulate ideas and concpets. You either love it or loathe it. More likely than not, your sentiments are the latter … and in many ways, it isn’t your fault! After it was practically wiped […]
26 September, 2018

On ‘nother’ and why it is the best word

You might think you’ve never heard this word … and you’re probably quite sure that you’ve never said this word … But you’re probably also wrong. Let’s set the scene: It’s Thursday and you’re on your lunch break. Your workmate says, ‘We’d better get back to work.’ You sigh and say, ‘I […]
10 September, 2018

The benefits of a cost benefit analysis

Allocating resources, goods and services efficiently is vitally important to government. Cost benefit analysis can help policy-makers consider consequences and costs when assessing the value of new policy. Essential to conducting a good cost-benefit analysis is determining what factors must be included. What benefits and costs are relevant? What is the alternative if […]
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