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Language Of Our Times: The Words, Terms & Phrases That Reflect The Events Of Our Times


Every era has terminology and slang that surfaces in response to the events occurring around us. This past year has been one of so much turmoil and change, and our language has evolved along with it. We discuss some of the words, phrases, terms and new usages that have come about due to the shifts in how we live and how the world is changing.


Daniel Sanford, director, Writing at Bates and the Academic Resource Commons at Bates College; author, “The Rowman & Littlefield Guide for Peer Tutors


Cindy helps produce Maine Public's live call-in show Maine Calling, and sometimes hosts the show—as well as the All Books Considered Book Club. Her first foray into journalism after graduating from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism was to intern with CNN in China in the wake of the Tiananmen Square massacre. She then worked in print journalism over the decades, as a factchecker, writer and editor, with publications ranging from the Los Angeles Times Magazine to the magazine of the National Zoo to a food trends magazine.