Article Title: Words, words, cusswords
This is one fascinating read by one of our favourite authors, IndrajitHazra. Why is he our favourite author? The language he uses is always a cut above the rest and he has this way of making an obscure topic into something more interesting.
In this article, he takes up cusswords and politics. When Donald Trump used the word shithole recently, it did brew up a storm and the author takes up the same topic and weaves his magic for the same. He discusses the shithole reference; how cusswords enter mainstream when used by politicians; and the use of cusswords in the Indian political landscape. Overall, this is a challenging as well as an extremely interesting read.
Words to learn from this article:
Creek: Any member of the Creek Confederacy (especially the Muskogee) formerly living in Georgia and Alabama but now chiefly in Oklahoma
Conjures: Summon into action or bring into existence, often as if by magic
Gravitas: Formality in bearing and appearance
Highfalutin: Affectedly genteel
Bolstered: Support and strengthen
Usability: The quality of being able to provide good service
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