December 22

Linguistic Jiujitsu Of American Politics Go Brandon

Linguistic Jiujitsu Of American Politics Go Brandon

Kelli Stavast, NBC’s sportscaster, made a strange observation jiujitsu during a conversation with Brandon Brown, NASCAR driver on October 2, 2021. Talladega Superspeedway fans were shouting Let’s go Brandon in celebration of the driver’s first Xfinity Series victory. However, in reality, the crowd was shouting something quite different: F-k Joe a taunt popular at college football games earlier this fall.

Stavast used clever verbal legerdemain to misinterpret the crowd’s chant. She hasn’t made any public explanations, but it appears that she was trying to disarm the politically charged epithet, which she didn’t want to offend her network’s viewers and sponsors. However, the phrase quickly became a living thing. This is a fascinating example of how language, politics and politics can make strange friends for both conservatives and liberals.

Accepting the Jiujitsu Unacceptable

It is unlikely that Stavast misunderstood the crowd’s chant, according to recordings available online. Her error would have been classified as a mondegreen (a slip of her ear). Elton John’s Tiny Dancer was misunderstood as Tony Danza’s Hold me closer.

According to President Joe Biden’s critics, the enthusiastic acceptance of the phrase suggests that Let’s go Brandon can best be described as a minced vow. These are euphemisms that can be used to replace blasphemous or taboo expressions.

These oaths have a long tradition in English. One example is Zounds, a euphemism that refers to God’s injuries and was first used in 1600. In 1800, Darn was replace by damn, while heck, shoot and heck were popularize in the 1870s and 1930s.

Television has also used minced oaths extensively. These oaths are use to bypass network standards and practices. Characters may use certain terms in these situations instead of profane language. Homer Simpson’s dismaying cry of dismay, D’oh! is also a minced oath.

Language Back Jiujitsu

The process of linguistic reclamation and reappropriation is also illustrate by the Let’s Go Brandon phenomenon. Biden supporters are changing the expression to show their support for him. Some supporters of President Biden have started to use Thank You Brandon as an alternative.

This phrase is a callback back to the earlier Thanks Obama phrase. Republicans used it to sarcastically attack the 44th president. However, Democrats later took the phrase literally. The phrase eventually made meaningless by the dizzying linguistic arms race.

Like mince oaths there is a long history of insults being use by groups being discredit. During the English Civil Wars for instance, Parliament supporters referred to Charles I’s backers as Cavaliers in a mocking way. In a feat verbal judo the royalists adopted this moniker to refer directly to themselves. They dissolved the negative connotation of the epithet by doing this.

Highly Offensive Slur Against

Similar developments have occurred with the use of queer as a term. Once consider a highly offensive slur against gay people, it was adopted by the LGBTQ+ community and rehabilitate.

In the United States, there have been many other instances of linguistic appropriation. One example Nevertheless she persist. Republican Senator Mitch McConnell used it first to rebuke Democratic Senator Elizabeth Warren. He read from Coretta Scott King’s letter during a confirmation hearing, after McConnell had warned her to not.

Warren’s supporters immediately seized on the slogan and proudly used it to honor women who resist silence. Chelsea Clinton published a series of books titled She Persisted that honored women.

This has been a skill that Republicans are just as skilled at as Democrats. The Trump campaign use it in 2016 when Hillary Clinton, the presidential candidate, said that Donald Trump’s half-heart supporters could be place in a basket full of deplorables. Clinton’s words were accompanied by clips of Trump’s admiring fans.

A phenomenon Jiujitsu

These phenomena aren’t just limit to U.S. politics. Repressive societies use coded criticism to challenge authority. Demonstrators in China smashed glass bottles into public places in protest of Deng Xiaoping’s policies following the 1989 Tiananmen Square protests. Even though the connection may not be obvious to those unfamiliar with Chinese, the Mandarin pronunciations of Xiaoping, little bottle and Xiaoping are identical.

Steve Phelps, president of NASCAR, has distanced the organization from the ongoing Let’s Go Brandon scandal because of his concern about its family-friendly image. A Southwest Airlines pilot was also investigate for using the phrase while he was flying.

Others have however been more than happy to use the association. Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (a Republican) made it a point to sign bills on Nov. 18 banning COVID-19 vaccine mandates within an unincorporated community located nearly 300 miles from state capital.

December 22

The Asylum Process Broke My Dream Refugee Entrepreneurs

The Asylum Process Broke My Dream Refugee Entrepreneurs

This was not my plan. I love my country. I was sitting with Thomas refugee not his real identity at a bustling community center where he volunteers alongside fellow refugees and asylum seekers. Thomas is tall and athletic in his 40s. He smiled and answered questions as he directed newcomers to the lunch counter. He gave me a plate, then shared with me his most memorable experience in 2012, telling me about it. Smiles and says, I had the honor of representing my country at the Olympic Games.

Thomas was, as it turned out, a Judo master who competed at the highest level and trained others. Although Thomas was well-respect in Judo, his fame brought about want attention. He fled his home in Africa in 2013 after he was accuse of causing unwelcome attention. His anonymity must protect, even now.

Thomas’s story is not unique, unfortunately. The world is struggling amid pandemic uncertainty, and there may not be a better group than refugees to help it. Many refugees are force to live in poverty because of restrictions on their movement, property ownership, and working. Despite this oppressive background, refugees demonstrate tremendous creativity and create businesses and livelihoods using whatever resources they have.

Research has shown that refugees businesses offer opportunities to those who feel that they cannot find employment – even though they may be qualified for the positions they apply for. Refugee businesses are hubs that provide vital information, support, and resources to fellow refugees in camps and resettled areas.

Largest Refugee Camps

In Kakuma, Kenya’s largest refugee camps, a refugee enterprise is the only source for soap, which is a crucial necessity in times of global pandemic. Similar to east Belfast, a Syrian bakery supplies the daily bread that many Syrian families eat, which was previously not available in the area.

Many of the essential prerequisites for starting a business are not available to refugees. Refugees with entrepreneurial ambitions must make a huge leap to be able to access finance. They are often geographically far from their social networks and culturally dislocated. There are many initiatives to help refugees entrepreneurship in countries such as Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Iran, Australia and Japan.

Many of these programs started as grassroots support efforts, and have expanded to meet the growing demand for refugee business support. Recent pilot programs funded by philanthropic donations and government departments were created to better understand the impact of refugee support on business.

As the Centre for Entrepreneurs’ research lead, I was able to meet a variety of initiatives and have met many refugee entrepreneurs first-hand. I am currently reviewing their stories and have put them together in a paper. All of the people I interviewed were inspiring in their own ways and their stories were profoundly moving. These are stories of suffering and hardship. They are stories of hardship and suffering, but ultimately they are about hope and survival.

Olympian Became An IT Technician

This brings me back to Thomas. He recalls his six years of limbo while awaiting a decision on refugee status and the right to stay in the UK. The asylum process destroyed my dream, he said. He was not allow work and lived on PS35 per week. Thomas sighes and says, It was very difficult. But he was determine to do what he could to survive. Looked for social opportunities that would allow him to be active and engaged in the community.

He was not paid to teach Judo, but he did so on a voluntary basis. He was well-known in the area and was invite to tell his story to students at the university. Began to offer IT support to other asylum seekers and explored the possibility of starting an IT business.

In 2018, he was granted refugee status. He recalls feeling determined and ready to start a new business. He said, Before I started piloting, I had to be one man squad. I worked very late trying to make this business work. The UK pilot program helped him get closer to his goals and gave him the motivation he needed.

December 22

Martial Arts Can Improve Your Attention Span And Alertness Long Term

Martial Arts Can Improve Your Attention Span And Alertness Long Term

Martial arts require physical strength. However, those who train in martial arts need to have incredible mental acuity. Research has shown that mental strength is crucial to martial arts. Researchers have discovered that karate practitioners’ stronger punching power may not be due to increased muscle strength but rather to better muscle control in the brain. Another study found that Taekwondo taught children had better math test scores and improved behaviour.

This leads to an interesting question: Does martial arts training improve brain control? Or do these people choose to practice martial arts? Our team has done extensive research on this topic with some interesting results.

Martial Attention

As previous research suggests that both mindfulness and exercise may have positive effects on attention, we’ve focused our attention measurement specifically on measuring it. Martial arts could be consider a mixture of mindfulness and meditation.

Our recently published study involved 21 adults who are amateurs in martial arts, including judo, karate and taekwondo. 27 others were not familiar with the sport and took part in an attention network test. The test measures three types of attention. Executive implicated in selecting the right response to conflicting information, alerting maintaining an alertness, and orienting.

We were especially interest in the alert network. This can tell how vigilant someone is. A person with a high alert score would indicate that they are more likely to respond to unpredictable targets

Although there are some differences between martial arts in terms of core philosophies and intensity, they all share the same core principles. We did not make any distinction about which type of martial art our participants were involve in. Future research could compare these types. However, for this study, we were more interest to see how martial artists were treat than non-martial artists.

Spare Parts For The Tests

Before asking participants to participate in the computer-based task, we invited them to our lab and took their details, including the type of martial arts they have practiced, the frequency they practice it, and the years since they started. Participants were require to see five rows of arrows and respond to the direction of one of them by pressing a letter on a keyboard. C for left-facing, and M for right. Some trials gave participants a warning cue to tell them that the arrows would soon appear, while others didn’t.

Sparring is a form simulate fighting that occurs with a partner in martials arts training. This is a way for the partners to stay focused and prevent their partner from making contact. Nobody wants to be punch in their face. It is very rare for sparring opponents to be able to clearly indicate the timing of a punch. The defending partner must remain alert or vigilant at all times to ensure they are ready to avoid the punch.

Research Revealed That Martial Artists

Our research revealed that martial artists had higher alert scores than non-martials arts practitioners. This indicates that martial artists were able to respond faster to the arrows, even if they weren’t warned. This could indicate that they are more vigilant, which could be a sign of greater cognitive control.

Also, we looked into the effects of long-term martials art practice and found that those with more experience were more alert. Our tests showed that many of our participants had more than nine years experience in the sport. They were also the most alert. This indicates that martials arts are more rewarding if a person continues to practice them for a long time. This is a step beyond the obvious. It appears that improved attention might have a long-lasting effect, and not just a temporary boost.

Although martial arts could be considered to be one of many activities that can improve your health, other researchers have discovered that their practice has the potential to significantly improve the brain as well as the body.