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The war on prevention II: Battle metaphors undermine cancer treatment and prevention and do not increase vigilance

Author: David Hause


Abstract

Bellicose metaphors for cancer are ubiquitous. But are they good metaphors for health communicators to use? Because metaphors can guide reasoning about abstract concepts, framing cancer with metaphors of battle, war, and enemies leads people to apply attributes of these concepts to cancer. The current research investigates how this affects inferences about cancer treatment, prevention, and monitoring. Battles and war are usually seen as being difficult. Indeed, reading about a person’s “battle” or “fight” against cancer makes cancer treatment seem more difficult (studies 1-4). One way to approach a battle is to surrender and give up control. Consistent with this implication, battle metaphors increase fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention (e.g., believing that there is little one can do to prevent getting cancer; study 3). Finally, even though battles invoke vigilance and action, Study 4 failed to find that such metaphors motivate people to immediately see their doctor when imagining a cancer scare. These findings suggest that bellicose metaphors for cancer can influence the health beliefs of nonpatients in ways that may make them less willing to enact healthy behaviors.
#health #cancer #covid-19 #metaphors #language #science
 

The war on prevention II: Battle metaphors undermine cancer treatment and prevention and do not increase vigilance

Author: David Hause


Abstract

Bellicose metaphors for cancer are ubiquitous. But are they good metaphors for health communicators to use? Because metaphors can guide reasoning about abstract concepts, framing cancer with metaphors of battle, war, and enemies leads people to apply attributes of these concepts to cancer. The current research investigates how this affects inferences about cancer treatment, prevention, and monitoring. Battles and war are usually seen as being difficult. Indeed, reading about a person’s “battle” or “fight” against cancer makes cancer treatment seem more difficult (studies 1-4). One way to approach a battle is to surrender and give up control. Consistent with this implication, battle metaphors increase fatalistic beliefs about cancer prevention (e.g., believing that there is little one can do to prevent getting cancer; study 3). Finally, even though battles invoke vigilance and action, Study 4 failed to find that such metaphors motivate people to immediately see their doctor when imagining a cancer scare. These findings suggest that bellicose metaphors for cancer can influence the health beliefs of nonpatients in ways that may make them less willing to enact healthy behaviors.
#health #cancer #covid-19 #metaphors #language #science
 
BBC - Travel - Nüshu: China’s secret female-only language

Fascinating!
#language
 
Female historians and male nurses do not exist, Google Translate tells its European users – AlgorithmWatch

Mostly due to the fact that it uses English as bridge language. It would have been more interesting to compare it with other translating services.

#translation #language #machineLearning
 
Euphemisms are like underwear – best changed frequently | Aeon Essays https://aeon.co/essays/euphemisms-are-like-underwear-best-changed-frequently

Very fascinating.
#language
 

Ariel Cohen-Goldberg auf Twitter: "By now you've probably seen the vitriol against "irregardless" being considered a "real word". I wanted to discuss the actual science (linguistics) behind words like this because quite frankly, it's beautiful and a little surprising. 🧵 https://t.co/sdliyTfhdZ" / Twitter


#language #English

https://twitter.com/arielmc_g/status/1281248571858305024
 
The Tiobe index this month is full of surprises:
1. The children learning language Scratch enters the top-20
2. Python knocked C++ out of the top 3
3. COBOL is ahead of Rust
4. PHP overtook SQL

#Tiobe #programming #language

index | TIOBE - The Software Quality Company

 
The Tiobe index this month is full of surprises:
1. The children learning language Scratch enters the top-20
2. Python knocked C++ out of the top 3
3. COBOL is ahead of Rust
4. PHP overtook SQL

#Tiobe #programming #language

index | TIOBE - The Software Quality Company

 

Kial mi lernas Esperanton? | Why am I learning Esperanto?


| esperanto | anglan |
|----|----|
|Ĉi-jare mi eklernis Esperanto. Mi komencis lerni ĝin pro scivolemo kaj mi tre ŝatas lerni ĝin. Mi lernas ĝin en la angla, kiu ne estas mia gepatra lingvo. Do mi lernas du lingvojn samtempe... La sekva citaĵo resonanta kun mia mondvido klarigas kial mi sentas, ke Esperanto estas mia vera lingvo: | This year I started learning Esperanto. I started learning it out of curiosity and I really like learning it. I learn it in English which is not my native language. So I learn two language at the same time... The following quote resonating with my worldview explains why I feel that Esperanto is my true language:|
| "La interna ideo de #Esperanto estas: sur neŭtrala lingva fundamento forigi la murojn inter la gentoj kaj alkutimigadi la homojn, ke ĉiu el ili vidu en sia proksimulo nur homon kaj fraton." -- L.L.Zamenhof, 1912 (lernu.net) | "The internal idea of #Esperanto is: the foundation of a neutral language will help break down barriers between peoples and help people get used to the idea that each one of them should see their neighbors only as a human being and a brother." -- L.L.Zamenhof, 1912 (lernu.net)|
Kelkaj bonaj rimedoj por lerni:
- https://learn.esperanto.com
- https://lernu.net/
- https://www.apertium.org
- http://www.reta-vortaro.de/revo/

#learning #international #world #language #humans #people #quote
 
After German angst, now ′hamsterkauf′

Do you have similar words for panic buying in other languages?

#german #language
 
In the unlikely event that you want to sound like Jacob Rees-Mogg......



#UK #language #posh #JacobReesMogg #rp #spiffing
 
Good luck to UK workers wanting to work in the EU (or other non English speaking countries) if the EU (or other non English speaking countries) reciprocate and require skills in the relevant local language. I'm pretty sure a vastly higher percentage of non-British workers learn English than English workers learning any other foreign language....

UK to close door to non-English speakers and unskilled workers

PS: just to be clear, I support expectations/requirements for immigrants to integrate, incl to learn the local language. But I wouldn't necessarily make it a requirement to be allowed in in the first place (if you need it for the job and don't speak it you won't be hired anyway). But once you're there and in particular if you intend to stay it should be a requirement. But that goes both ways: Brits retiring to Spain, Portugal or France should be required to learn the respective local language, integrate and don't live in British expat ghettos with British pubs, British newspapers and more.

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #immigration #emigration #language #languageskills #foreignlanguage #integration
 
Blody imigrants, cuming hear, lerning ur language.....

GCSE English results: Children of immigrants do better than classmates

#UK #language #politics #immigration
 
I wonder what the ********* who put up these posters has to say about all the Brits moving to Spain and France (mainly) to retire in the sun but never bother to learn any of the local lingo (not to mention eating only English food at English pubs while reading English language newspapers).....

Police called in after poster tells residents of flats to speak English

#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #language #English #Spanish #French #integration #immigrants #immigration
 

Tachyon: auf Twitter: „Quick question: Is it "for fucks sake" or "for fuck sake" ? It's for a work email so has to sound professional.“ / Twitter


#writing #language
 
'She' goes missing from presidential language

Very interesting read and study on the usage of the pronoun she.

#feminism #language #linguistic
 
Sadly not many examples, but still very interesting: Sprechen Sie Texas-Deutsch?



#language #languages #German #Deutsch #Texas #USA #America #tradition #Sprache
 
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Probably one of the longest #german word I recently encountered
#language
Baumarkenbeschafferberaterlogistiker
 
A politician's daughter tweets am important message to a lot of politicians (sadly I think on both sides, although probably one side more than the other).
https://twitter.com/ellieelizaa/status/1177202032823939072?s=19
#Brexit #UK #politics #politician #language #hate

Twitter: Ellie Cooper on Twitter (Ellie Cooper)

 
Inspired by a discussion and Facebook post I'm having at the moment:

Jacob Rees-Mogg prides himself in having used the longest word in parliament, floccinaucinihilipilification. Following on from his recent antics in parliament (I'm sure you've seen the pictures and memes) I think the Germans should show him how it's done and come up with a really really long one word description of him. So far I've only come up with Parlamentsrumflegellangweilerschnoesel and Schlechtemanierenrumliegebengel. But that's not very good. So I'm asking all my German speaking friends for their help to come up with something better.

Come on, I know you can do it!

#Brexit #UK #EU #JacobRees-Mogg #politics #German #Germany #language #longestword #fun
 
So is he also going to tell the many British "expats" living in non-English speaking countries (Spain, France come to mind) to learn the local lingo? Because many don't bother and live in their own English speaking enclaves. In particular those who voted Leave while benefiting from free movement....
(Even though I otherwise in principle agree with him, if you move to another country you have to obtain at least a working knowledge of the local language and ideally become fluent)
Tory leadership race: Immigrants must learn English, says Johnson | News | The Times
#Brexit #UK #EU #politics #leadership #immigration #BorisJohnson #language #languages
 
#newtodiaspora ? Here's a #tip from a #newcomer: #start with some #tags and then you add more after a while #addtags . And, don't be #shy or #picky when it comes to starting to #share / #sharing with people by adding them to anyone of your #aspects . #people #here are often #funny or #creative , often by adding #ownart / #diy / #mywork , not least of which is #photo / #foto / #photography . One interesting tag seems to #gimpsunday . Yet a nother tip is #language. Even if #you #think language is a #barrier , in here it's most often not so. My #forgotten #german and #french is #returning now, #thankyou #diaspora #community !

#Sorry not sorry for #overtagging. I just wanna spread this as much as #possible. Part of why I #write it here as a #comment
 
A very good instant primer. All I would add is a mention of all the absurd hypercorrections to both real and supposed words of Greek origin leading to all the "ph" nonsense we see today, and the transposition "hw" -> "wh" where we now spell a whole group of words one way round and pronounce them oppositely. #SeeWhatIDidThere
Recommended viewing for @Splendor Solis :-)

And for more advanced students there's these:
https://youtube.com/watch?v=K5lxcajZDFs
https://youtube.com/watch?v=SpTXW8IsDBM
#English #language
 
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I'm kinda partial to henceforth and notwithstanding.

#funny #humour #dogs #language #erudite
 
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I'm kinda partial to henceforth and notwithstanding.

#funny #humour #dogs #language #erudite
 
Uncleftish Beholding
https://warwick.ac.uk/fac/cross_fac/complexity/people/students/dtc/students2011/maitland/fun/

Poul Anderson explains Atomic Theory in Anders-Saxon, that is, a version of the English language that uses no imported words from french, greek, latin and other languages English assimilated along the way.

#scifi #language
 

Irish Farmers Lose Their Sheep, Mad Accent - YouTube


The accent is totally crazy. I don't get a single glimpse of what he is saying.

https://youtu.be/jsUvcjk8J5c

Thx to @New World Order Ltd. - Zweigbüro Lissabon
#irish #language #accent
 
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