Category Archives: Language usage

Language usage, which is related to story management, is concerned with how we use language for specified purposes. The category includes topics related to the intersection of language and power, and the capacity of power and authority to distort language usage. Language usage, like story management, also concerns itself with the distinction, in everyday life, including in matters concerned with civic engagement, between rhetoric and reality. As well, the category is concerned with the formal, systematic study of rhetoric, and with humanity’s attempts to define reality, and the attempts to position the history of humanity within the context of the history of the universe.

Comments from Colleen O’Marra regarding next steps for the Preserved Stories website

The photo on the right of a small sample of artifacts from the 1984 dig at the Colonel Samuel Smith homestead site at 85 Forty First Street in Long Branch is from a blog post dated June 23, 2012. A … Continue reading

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Comments from Jaan Pill regarding August 2017 Long Branch Character Guidelines draft

My previous comments, regarding an earlier, February 2017 version of the Long Branch Character Guidelines draft, are at a post entitled: Input from Jaan Pill of Preserved Stories regarding Feb. 7, 2017 Long Branch Guidelines Draft My current comments address … Continue reading

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Plain Language Is for Everyone, Even Experts: Nielsen Norman Group, Oct. 8, 2017

An Oct. 8, 2017 Nielsen Norman Group article is entitled: Plain Language Is for Everyone, Even Experts.” The summary for the article reads: “Professionals want clear, concise information devoid of unnecessary jargon or complex terms. Plain language benefits both consumers and organizations.” … Continue reading

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Re: Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) Info Session, Oct. 18, 2017 at 7:00 pm. David Godley outlines MAJOR procedural roadblocks with TLAB!

A previous post is entitled: Toronto Local Appeal Body (TLAB) Info Session will take place at Assembly Hall, 7:00 pm, Oct. 18, 2017 David Godley has commented, regarding the meeting: “A unique opportunity to hear the Chair of TLAB explain … Continue reading

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He once sued his tutors, alleging that they owed him money for everything he had taught them. He won.

An Oct. 7, 2017 Politico article is entitled: “Trump Is the Star of These Bizarre Victorian Novels: And the Internet is losing its mind.” The one problem with the headline is the expression “losing its mind.” I refer you, in this … Continue reading

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Artist and activist Ai Weiwei traveled to 23 countries to chronicle the global refugee crisis in the documentary, Human Flow

A CBC Radio Twitter message dated Sept. 28, 2017 features the following message: Ai Weiwei on his new documentary, Human Flow: Artist and activist Ai Weiwei traveled to 23 countries to chronicle the global refugee crisis in the documentary, Human Flow. … Continue reading

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Joyce Moore of North Toronto has added a comment regarding “the same destruction of neighbourhoods by developers”

A recent post is entitled: May 2017 Update from David Godley: Committee of Adjustment & related topics At that post, Joyce Moore of North Toronto has added the following comment: I have read many of the letters on your website … Continue reading

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July 28, 2017 tweet from Jennifer Keesmaat‏ @jen_keesmaat talks up new Official Plan Indicators

Tweet from Chief Planner, City of Toronto, July 28, 2017: jennifer keesmaat‏ @jen_keesmaat We’re often pressured to focus more on the *speed* of planning approvals, than the outcome. So we created new Official Plan Indicators. Comment Anything that makes the … Continue reading

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GTAA officials cancel Etobicoke airport workshop same day; MPs cry foul – June 29, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian

Update A July 12, 2017 Etobicoke Guardian article is entitled: “Etobicoke, Mississauga residents fight GTAA over Pearson airport growth plans: ‘It’s a war zone,” one resident said of aircraft noise above her home.” [End]   A previous post is entitled: … Continue reading

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