Are some words off-limits?

Many of us are aware of cultural appropriation: using symbols and clothing that pertain to another culture without attribution. But how does this relate to language? Is it okay to use the slang that originates from other language communities? And what about descriptivism and letting language do its thing?

Daniel speaks with Nicole Holliday on this episode of Talk the Talk.

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Show notes

Malcolm Turnbull reveals tough new citizenship crackdown

PM defends tough citizenship English test

6 new requirements to acquire Australian citizenship

Joint Media Release with the Hon. Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister – Strengthening the integrity of Australian citizenship

There is one silver lining for Indians in Australia’s tough new citizenship rules: English skills

English Language Bar for Australian Citizenship Likely to Further Disadvantage Refugees

Henry Sherrell: English language testing and the exclusion of Australian citizenship

Nicole Holliday: When is lexical innovation cultural appropriation?

Golden Pig, Coffin Man and Noodles: When Asian tattoos don’t turn out quite as planned

Manipulation, abuse, deceit: How I learnt about ‘stealthing’ from a Tinder date

Man Convicted of Rape After Removing Condom During Sex Without Consent

‘Rape-Adjacent’: Imagining Legal Responses to Nonconsensual Condom Removal

Boris Johnson attacks ‘mutton-headed mugwump’ Jeremy Corbyn

Wiktionary: mugwump

Online Etymology Dictionary: mugwump

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