Power of Words

‘Cat Got Your Tongue?’

Definition: Used to ask someone why he or she is not saying anything. (Source: Merriam-Webster) Today, we use the phrase ‘cat got your tongue’ in a very lighthearted context. However, Read More

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Posted 08-20-2018

Malinger — from the French

  Malinger /məˈliNGɡər/ verb; to pretend illness, especially in order to shirk one’s duty, avoid work, etc. Date first recorded in English: 1810-1820. Etymology: French, malingre, sickly, ailing; equivalent to mal– and Read More

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Posted 08-02-2018

Words = Power

We are pleased to launch a new series at BETTISON, the Power of Words. With this content, we will share our favorite words, the historical meanings behind idioms that we use everyday, and inspiration for what words can do to make our world a place of intentional and positive communication.

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Posted 07-16-2018