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POTATOE, POTAHTO- DOES IT REALLY MATTER HOW YOU SAY IT?

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POTATOE, POTAHTO- DOES IT REALLY MATTER HOW YOU SAY IT?

Remember when we had firemen and man hole covers?  Think those days are over?  Well think again!  Language, words and what we say has all sorts of power; power that can influence social attitudes and even career expectations.  If you  thought the word war was won 30 years ago, think again.

Rosalie Maggio is the award-winning author of over 20 books, including the 2-million-copy bestseller How to Say It; a French-language biography of daredevil Marie Marvingt; 2 children's books and hundreds of children's stories; one of the largest collections of women's quotations in print; how-to books like The Art of Talking to Anyone and The Art of Organizing Anything, and 4 books on biased language, including the just-published Unspinning the Spin: The Women's Media Center Guide to Fair and Accurate Language. Published by McGraw Hill, Prentice-Hall, Beacon, Morrow, and others, her books have been translated in Japanese, Italian, Chinese, Thai, Korean, and Arabic. Her website, www.quotationsbywomen.com showcases 43,000 quotations by 6,700 women under 1,000 topics. She is currently writing an English-language biography of Marie Marvingt (see www.mariemarvingt.com) and working on screenplays.

She will join us Saturday at 11 am Pacific Time to talk about language, words, gender and bias.  And I’ll bet you are rocked by what she has to say about the words we use.

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