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#Narcissism thread 🧵 15 (more) questions to ask yourself if you are questioning whether someone is a #narcissist
1. Do they devalue, diminish, demonise or harshly judge you or act as the righteous ‘authority’ figure with you regardless of their age, status or employment? 🚩
Are they #superior? For e.g. A non lawyer preaching to a lawyer about law. 2. Are they #defensive? Do they seem only interested in trying to prove that they are right & you are wrong, in a defensive mode? 🚩They are #competitive not co-operative. Co-operation is a must #healthy
3. Do they demand #attention from you? For e.g., insisting on having the conversation when it’s convenient for them only &/or use emotional #manipulation to ensure conversation happens on ‘their’ terms? They may not answer the question, go off topic, deflect, defensive, accuse 🚩
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A publishing contract I’m reviewing comes with a helpful ms style guide, which I think is genius. An author recently had a horrible experience with the publisher-hired copy editor who didn’t even know these basic terms. Highlights 👇
✔️Do not hyphenate Asian American, African American, Indian American.

✔️ When possible, specify the Native American tribe instead of using just Native American or Indigenous.
✔️Capitalize Black when referring to people of the African diaspora; Lowercase brown and white because they do not refer to a shared race, ethnicity, or culture.

✔️For unspecified singular pronouns, they/their/them is preferred over he/she.
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[Linguosco: Delivering Crafted Excellence] 📝📄📃📑⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣⁣
Kosakata Kamis: Part 7 📖🔍
Tahukah kamu? 🤔🤨🧐
Kamu pasti sudah sering mendengar atau membaca istilah "clickbait" dari internet, kan? Nah, kira-kira istilah "clickbait" dalam Bahasa Indonesia itu apa ya?
"Clickbait" dalam Bahasa Indonesia adalah "umpan klik". 🇮🇩
Umpan di sini berarti "sesuatu yang digunakan untuk memikat atau mendapatkan perhatian".
Klik di sini berarti "mengeklik sesuatu akibat persuasi dari umpan".
Umpan klik merupakan sebuah istilah yang merujuk kepada konten web, baik berupa berita, iklan maupun jasa. Tujuan utamanya adalah untuk menarik perhatian dan mendorong pengunjung untuk mengklik tautan ke halaman web tertentu. ➡️➡️➡️💻
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*Father Of The Nation* they taught you. But the *True Fathers* Of the Indian Civilization never appeared in our syllabus #Thread 👇
1. Father of astronomy: Aryabhatta; work - Aryabhattiyam
2. Father of astrology: Varahamihira, works; Panchasiddhantika, Bruhat Hora Shastra 1. Father of astronomy: Aryabhatta; work - Aryabhattiyam 2. 1. Father of astronomy: Aryabhatta; work - Aryabhattiyam 2.
3. Fathers of #surgery : Charaka & Sushruta, works: Samhitas
4. Father of #anatomy : #Patanjali, work: #Yogasutra
5. Father of #yoga : #Patanjali, work: #Yogasutra
6. Father of #Economics: Chanakya, work: Arthashshtra
7. Father of #Atomictheory: Rishi Kanada, Work : Kanada sutras Fathers of #surgery : Charaka & Sushruta, works: SamhitasFather of #anatomy : #Patanjali, work: #YogasutraFather of #Economics: Chanakya, work: ArthashshtraFather of #Atomictheory: Rishi Kanada, Work : Kanada sutras
8. Father of #architecture : Vishwakarma
9. Father of #aerodynamics : Mayasura, work : Vastu Darpana
10. Father of #Medicine: Dhanvanthri, first propounded #Ayurveda
11. Father of #grammar : Panini, work: Vyakarana Deepika Father of #architecture : VishwakarmaFather of #Medicine: Dhanvanthri, first propounded #AyurvedaFather of #grammar : Panini, work: Vyakarana Deepika
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*Father Of The Nation* they taught you. But the *True Fathers* Of the #Indian #Civilisation never appeared in our syllabus 👇🏼
1. Father of #astronomy: Aryabhatta; work - Aryabhattiyam
2. Father of #astrology: Varahamihira, works; Panchasiddhantika, Bruhat Hora Shastra @sattology ImageImage
3. Fathers of #surgery: Charaka & Sushruta, works: Samhitas
4. Father of #Anatomy: #Patanjali, work: #Yogasutra
5. Father of #yoga : #Patanjali, work: #Yogasutra
6. Father of #Economics: Chanakya, work: Arthashshtra
7. Father of #Atomictheory: Rishi Kanada, Work : Kanada sutras ImageImageImageImage
8. Father of #architecture : Vishwakarma;
9. Father of #AeroDynamics: Mayasura, work : Vastu Darpana
10. Father of #Medicine: #Dhanvanthri, first propounded #Ayurveda
11. Father of #grammar: Panini, work: Vyakarana Deepika
@SriRamya21 @Maha_periyava_ @HiteshAwasthi89 @desi_thug1 ImageImageImage
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So much hysteria (on both 'sides') about primary #grammar, mostly from people who don't teach it, or who don't know much about grammar. Knowing some theory and terminology can be very useful, but there are real problems about how it has been formulated in the curriculum. To...
...experts in linguistics and grammar, there are considerable intellectual flaws in what is taught as 'correct'. But there are also real issues with how it is taught, with opportunity cost, and with distorting effects on the teaching of writing. Those, in turn, are...
...mainly a function of how it is assessed. These are real issues. And mostly, when someone rails against it, it is these distortions that they are unhappy about, not that children know something, or that knowing it per se is antithetical to creativity. Teachers are...
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Fronted adverbials, a thread. Firstly, a letter from @MichaelRosenYes pointing out the sheer arbitrariness of them being in the curriculum for primary children anyway: theguardian.com/education/2021…

PS. ‘Accountancy and Accountability’ could be an undiscovered Austen manuscript 😆 1/6
2/ 6 Then some relevant podcasts on #frontedadverbials or why we make kids learn #grammar. What’s the point? Well, @davcr explained bit.ly/DavidCrystalLi… that naming the parts of a car doesn’t teach you to drive it, or set off to a destination. Writing is similar. Here’s why ⬇️
3/6 Then 2x podcasts with @MichaelRosenYes about the joy of language and writing, starting with bit.ly/MichaelRosen1 How can we expect kids to love language when their creativity is restricted in ‘writing by numbers’ exercises? ⬇️
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A Yale History professor told me to get tutoring for my “remedial English.” I’d already received Wright Prize for nonfiction & later that year, the Veech Prize for fiction, so I told him: “It’s not that I don’t know how to write; it’s that you don’t know how to read.” #Grammar
You shouldn’t have to win prizes to defend your writing. I just want to witness here that language and style can be an oppressive force. I teach writing at a college, and I want my students to love the power, beauty, and suppleness of language.
Coda: I dropped that history class; however, I shouldn’t have had to do so. I was a History major, and ironically, I was awarded 2 prizes from the Yale English Department under a blind submission process (no names were listed on the manuscripts), which strengthened my resolve.
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Saturday morning cleaning jam session. Image
2-3 cycles later, I have an important announcement. 🚨 🚨 🚨

Let me be clear (Joe Biden voice).

Ne-Yo is a national treasure and he needs way more love.

I’m sorry I thought Ne-Yo only had 3-4 dope songs. I regret my choices. I know better now.
Tonight we moved on to Pearl Jam. Feedback to follow.
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hi #poliscitwitter can any political theorists help me understand why Harvey Mansfield's "Manliness" is an academic text rather than, as it appears, a combination of some deeply homoerotic fan fiction and the kind of manifesto you usually find along with several bodies? Image
a few excerpts, for the uninitiated... 🧵
“Besides being weaker than men’s, women’s bodies are made to attract and to please men.” #scholarship #theory Image
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Heading to #AWP20 in less than two weeks and part of two panels. The first is on neurodiversity and teaching on Friday at 10:45am. I’m happy to see ours is not the only panel on neurodiversity. #AWP2020 #neurodiversity #teaching @JanelleAdsit Image
My second #AWP2020 panel is on grammar and poetry on Saturday, March 7, at 1:45pm. We’re really going to nerd out with language at this one. #grammar #poetry #AWP20 Image
Our MFA students & amazing admin will be at the @TabJournal booth #1543 and I look forward to talking with writers in person there. #AWP2020 #AWP20 #litjournal
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Around 3000 BCE in eastern #Europe, a Proto-Balto-Slavic #language started to diverge from #ProtoIndoEuropean.

The #Slavic branch of the #IndoEuropean #languages began about 2,000 years later when Proto-Slavic deviated from Proto-Balto-Slavic.

[Image: commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Balt…] Source: The Indo-European L...
As the #Slavic-speaking area expanded during the first millennium CE (striped area on map), Proto-Slavic transitioned to Common Slavic. The #language underwent minor changes that occurred mostly uniformly across eastern #Europe, thereby maintaining mutual intelligibility. A map of eastern Europe sho...
Around the year 1000 CE #CommonSlavic began to split into the South, West, and East branches to which all modern #Slavic #languages belong.

Roughly 315m people speak a Slavic #language, mostly in Eastern #Europe (including the #Balkan peninsula), #CentralAsia, and #Siberia. A map of Europe highlightin...
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#Balkany : Bonjour à tous ! On est de retour au TGI pour le dernier jour du procès des époux Balkany "et consorts". Où l'on attend surtout la plaidoirie d'Eric Dupond Moretti pour Patrick Balkany.
Si vous avez raté les épisodes précédents =>
20minutes.fr/justice/254307…
#Balkany: Effet Balkany ? Ou effet Eric Dupond Moretti ? Voire les deux ? La foule n’a jamais été aussi dense pour assister à l’audience...
#Balkany : Vue latérale...
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It’s #Monday, I’m boozing it up at a 4 seat bar, the #barkeep is a long pourer, and I’m all fucking set if I get something stuck between my teeth.👇🙃 #RandomThoughts #drinking #OutAndAbout
Shooting the shit with a friend, she’s proud to be doing well with her plants - unusual for her.

The key was a #video explaining the benefits of pruning.

She needs REASONS. She got them.

Apparently, pruning in a particular manner stimulates growth hormones.
#RandomThoughts
Of course, this led to me initiating a discussion about the #movie I just watched on Hulu, called “The German Doctor.”

The main character was Josef Mengele. #ThisHappened

People, this is why I’m known in my circles as “The Black Hole Of Conversation.” SMTH
#RandomThoughts
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Thread: Another overview amazing #Muslim *female* achievement.

Did you know the first university in the world was built by a Muslim woman approx 1200 years ago?

This is the story of Fatima Al-Fihiri (800–880 CE). #BadassWoman #twitterstorians

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2. Daughter of a wealthy businessman, the family moved from Tunisia to Fez, Morocco during the rule of King Idriss II. When both her husband and father died, Fatima and her sister inherited a fortune.

They chose to spend their inheritance on building educational institutions.
3. In 859, Fatima built the Al-Qayrawan #Mosque, decorated in the Andalusian style with Kufic calligraphy (early style) engraved throughout. At 3,000 sq ft, it can fit 22,000 people.

She stacked it with Islamic works (Qur’ans, #Hadith collections, etc).
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Know the Difference between BEEN and BEING

The verb 'be' has eight forms: am, is, are, was, were, be, being, been. Among these forms, BEEN and BEING mostly suffer a cruel misuse by users of the English language.

#EnglishLanguage #Grammar #Verbs #DgreatTutor
But these two are different in form and function.

1. Difference in FORM
When BEING is used, it is preceded by any of ‘am’, ‘is’ ‘are’, ‘was’, ‘were’ and succeeded by the past participle of the verb (EATEN & SPOKEN are the past participle forms of EAT and SPEAK)

#DgreatTutor
eg.,
The food IS BEING EATEN by Tola
I AM BEING punished by Mr. Tere

When BEEN is used, it is preceded by any of ‘has’, ‘have’ or ‘had’ and succeeded by the past participle of the verb.
eg.,
The food HAS BEEN EATEN by Tola
I HAVE BEEN PUNISHED by Mr. Tere

#DgreatTutor
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