Pun Intended Part III

The pun, also called paronomasia, is a form of word play which suggests two or more meanings, by exploiting multiple meanings of words, or of similar-sounding words, for an intended humorous or rhetorical effect. These ambiguities can arise from the intentional use and abuse of homophonic, homographic, metonymic, or metaphorical language. A pun differs from a malapropism in that a malapropism uses an incorrect expression that alludes to another (usually… Read More

Improve your sense of humor before a job interview

Having a good sense of humor reduces stress, helps you cope with pain, creates empathy in social situations, and can even improve your odds of finding a mate. Learn to laugh at yourself If you can find the absurdity in your own circumstances, you can keep them from getting you down. That’s what comedian Tig… Read More

Automaton

Pierre Jaquet-Droz (1721–1790) was a Swiss-born watchmaker of the late eighteenth century. He lived in Paris, London, and Geneva, where he designed and built animated dolls, or automata, to help his firm sell watches and mechanical birds. His astonishing mechanisms fascinated the kings and emperors of Europe, China, India, and Japan. Some consider these devices to be the oldest examples of the computer. The Writer has… Read More

You can do it: coffee

The origin and history of coffee dates back to the 10th century, and possibly earlier with a number of reports and legends surrounding its first use. The native (undomesticated) origin of coffee is thought to have been Ethiopia. The earliest substantiated evidence of either coffee drinking or knowledge of the coffee tree is from the 15th century, in the Sufi monasteries… Read More

Language of the New Generation: Human Resources Acronyms

It is clear that the youngest generation entering the workforce has different communication experiences, and companies are beginning to see the results incorporated into work-related communication methods. The newest generation, also known as (AKA) millenials, has always had access to a cellular phone, an internet connection, and digital music using an MP3 player. Text messaging… Read More

Pesquisa de Produtividade & Índice de Proficiência em Inglês no Brasil 2016

+55 11 3862-1421   atendimento@bird.com.br   http://www.bird.com.br     Benchmarking em aquisição de idiomas: dúvidas? Agradecemos sua visita ao nosso site/blog. Se tiver alguma dúvida sobre nossas soluções de consultoria, de como podemos ajudar sua empresa a alcançar resultados mais eficazes no treinamento em idiomas ou quaisquer dúvidas ou sugestões, basta escrever no comentário abaixo ou solicitar um contato.… Read More