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Gangsta Rap.
Yo I’m here to tell you ‘bout a thang called defamation,
It’s the latest craze sweepin’ cross the nation.
But ‘fore I do that I tell ya ‘bout tha tort,
Is that a tort you say? Yeah that’s what I thought.
So this tort’s a thing that’s a civil wrong,
So it’s civil court…

(Source: rorythefox)

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Today’s Awesomely Awesome Word:
Telos – |ˈteläs; ˈtē-|: An ultimate object or aim.
telos of human life was known and identifiable; the problem was how to get there.

Today’s Awesomely Awesome Word:

Telos – |ˈteläs; ˈtē-|: An ultimate object or aim.

  • telos of human life was known and identifiable; the problem was how to get there.
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What are your thoughts on the Hispanic Education Crisis? What can or should be done to ensure education is available for all?
Crisis- A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. 

What are your thoughts on the Hispanic Education Crisis? What can or should be done to ensure education is available for all?

Crisis- A time of intense difficulty, trouble, or danger. 

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Google + …. Are You Cool Enough? 

This is the main aspect that sets Google + apart from Facebook and other social networking sites, as well as the vocab word of the day: Exclusivity - limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group.  
So tell us what you think. Does Google + stand a chance against Facebook? Have you used it yet? We want to hear your thoughts. :)  
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Google + …. Are You Cool Enough?

This is the main aspect that sets Google + apart from Facebook and other social networking sites, as well as the vocab word of the day: Exclusivity - limiting or limited to possession, control, or use by a single individual or group. 

So tell us what you think. Does Google + stand a chance against Facebook? Have you used it yet? We want to hear your thoughts. :)  

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We at VocabSushi are looking forward to Social Media Day tomorrow! How will you be celebrating?

We at VocabSushi are looking forward to Social Media Day tomorrow! How will you be celebrating?

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Today’s awesomely awesome word: Insouciance- lighthearted unconcern.
So the next time you want to show your friends how awesome you are, explain to them how even when you entered that interview with an air of insouciance, you still got the job.

Today’s awesomely awesome word: Insouciance- lighthearted unconcern.

So the next time you want to show your friends how awesome you are, explain to them how even when you entered that interview with an air of insouciance, you still got the job.

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Maybe those teachers need to take VocabSushi for a spin??? ; )

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For those of you who haven’t seen it, click the photo above to watch Jon Stewart’s interview with Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday.’
It was a fairly intense interview, but what caught our attention here at VocabSushi was the re-iteration of Stewart’s description of Fox News as:

"A biased organization, relentlessly promoting an ideological agenda under the rubric of being a news organization."

Chris Wallace criticized Stewart for misusing the word ‘rubric.’ Rubric can mean many things, from an authoritative rule to a category. We will leave the decision up to you. Did Stewart misuse the word in this description?

For those of you who haven’t seen it, click the photo above to watch Jon Stewart’s interview with Chris Wallace on ‘Fox News Sunday.’

It was a fairly intense interview, but what caught our attention here at VocabSushi was the re-iteration of Stewart’s description of Fox News as:

"A biased organization, relentlessly promoting an ideological agenda under the rubric of being a news organization."

Chris Wallace criticized Stewart for misusing the word ‘rubric.’ Rubric can mean many things, from an authoritative rule to a category. We will leave the decision up to you. Did Stewart misuse the word in this description?

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What direct message would you send to @BarakObama if you knew that it could reach him personally???

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Apps We Just Don’t Get

As an education focused site whom recently released a free iPhone app, we pay close attention to what is being released into the appmosphere. Some of these apps we absolutely love and some…well, we just don’t get.

This particular app falls under that category. It is essentially an iPad app that turns your iPad into an iPhone, and is available for download on Jailbroken iPads for $20. This is a cool idea, which might had only been created to spite those iPad naysayers that referred to the iPad as “just a big iphone.” However, can you see people walking down the street talking on there iPads….a little awkward, no? Let us know what you think, because honestly, we just don’t get it.

P.S. There are 3 vocabulary-related mistakes in this post….can you spot them? 5 cool points to the first person to get all 3! (Hint: Appmosphere is not one of them, just a fun word we made up ;)

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Well, there you have it. A very strong presentation and concept. There have been many translations of this idea: innovators, early adopters, and forward-thinkers but they all seem to point in the same direction - change. As Ghandi said “be the change you want to see in the world.” He probably didn’t have technology in mind, but he certainly was a redefiner of his time.

This is a concept that may be understood by most, but misunderstood by many. I was just having a conversation the other day with a friend of mine who is the CEO of a major corporation about change and innovation in the workplace. He discussed his motivation to always search for ways to improve and to be open to changes that would increase efficiency of the company as well as the positive culture of the organization. Simply put, he gets it. As a redefiner in his industry he has been able to not only further his own career, but inspire those around him due to his zest for success and knowledge.

So, any way you say it: innovator, early adopter, forward-thinker, or redefiner, this idea has become the necessary ingredient for success.

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Vocabulary With a Scarlet Drawl
Few bands have achieved the lyrical madness  of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. From Apache Rose Peacock to  Californication, the Chili Peppers made it their mission to contort the minds of  listeners with a medley of advanced grammar and invented terminology.
There  are far too many Lyrics from the Chili Peppers for us to list them  here. Why dont you tell us what you favorite lyrics are, or for that matter the most interesting/weird  lyrics you have heard from the band.
They also have another album coming out in August, so be on the lookout for some new Chili Peppers terminology!

Vocabulary With a Scarlet Drawl

Few bands have achieved the lyrical madness of the Red Hot Chili Peppers. From Apache Rose Peacock to Californication, the Chili Peppers made it their mission to contort the minds of listeners with a medley of advanced grammar and invented terminology.

There are far too many Lyrics from the Chili Peppers for us to list them here. Why dont you tell us what you favorite lyrics are, or for that matter the most interesting/weird lyrics you have heard from the band.

They also have another album coming out in August, so be on the lookout for some new Chili Peppers terminology!

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Have you ever stopped to think about what your Twitter vocabulary level is?
Well apparently some people have, and they went so far as to develop a language analysis tool to study Twitter’s most popular tweeters.
Bad news is that as far as soccer players go, Manchester United player RIO Ferdinand comes in dead last.
The tool describes 88% of his words to be “basic” and 11% as “intermediate”.
Does this say something about the education levels of professional athletes? Or about the implications of Twitter for that matter? 
Either way, we think he could probably benefit from a couple rounds of VocabSushi!
The lesson here is: remain diligent in furthering your tweetcabulary, You never know who is watching!

Have you ever stopped to think about what your Twitter vocabulary level is?

Well apparently some people have, and they went so far as to develop a language analysis tool to study Twitter’s most popular tweeters.

Bad news is that as far as soccer players go, Manchester United player RIO Ferdinand comes in dead last.

The tool describes 88% of his words to be “basic” and 11% as “intermediate”.

Does this say something about the education levels of professional athletes? Or about the implications of Twitter for that matter? 

Either way, we think he could probably benefit from a couple rounds of VocabSushi!

The lesson here is: remain diligent in furthering your tweetcabulary, You never know who is watching!

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Popular social networking site LinkedIn launched it’s IPO recently and stocks have shot through the roof, growing to almost $100 a share!
The reason we bring this up is not so much to discuss social media or the stock market for that matter, but more to focus on the terms used in these situations. Although terms like IPO, ROI, B2B, and PL are not advanced grammar terms, they are very often seen in the business community.  Knowing what these and other similar terms mean is often vital to successful business practices.
Here are the definitions of the business terms used above.
IPO- Initial Public Offering- The first price for which a company offers to sell stock in itself when it moves from private ownership to public trade.
ROI- Return On Investment- The money that a person or company earns as a percentage of the total value of his/her/its assets that are invested. It is calculated thusly:Return on investment = (Income - Cost) / Cost
B2B- Business To Business- A transaction conducted between a business and another business.
Now it’s your turn. Tell us some common terms associated with your profession.

Popular social networking site LinkedIn launched it’s IPO recently and stocks have shot through the roof, growing to almost $100 a share!

The reason we bring this up is not so much to discuss social media or the stock market for that matter, but more to focus on the terms used in these situations. Although terms like IPO, ROI, B2B, and PL are not advanced grammar terms, they are very often seen in the business community.  Knowing what these and other similar terms mean is often vital to successful business practices.

Here are the definitions of the business terms used above.

IPO- Initial Public Offering- The first price for which a company offers to sell stock in itself when it moves from private ownership to public trade.

ROI- Return On Investment- The money that a person or company earns as a percentage of the total value of his/her/its assets that are invested. It is calculated thusly:

Return on investment = (Income - Cost) / Cost

B2B- Business To Business- A transaction conducted between a business and another business.

Now it’s your turn. Tell us some common terms associated with your profession.

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Today Scottie Pippen made a comment that Lebron James is a better basketball player than Michael Jordan. This ignited a firestorm of responses, one of which caught the attention of us here at VocabSushi. Stephen A. Smith, an analyst for ESPN referred to Pippen’s comments as “Blasphemous” and said he could not believe Pippen would say something so ignorant.

Whether you agree with Smith or not, you have to appreciate his creative word choice. We would like to know what (appropriate) words you would use to describe Pippen’s comments?