The Weekly Stripe - 31.05.2019
Today's reads are all about manners - the good, the bad, and the ugly. We take a look at how rudeness and politeness shape interpersonal - and, increasingly, human-technology - communications and interactions.
The way Americans compliment is maximalist and enthusiastic, but it may not always be sincere. A linguist unpacks the language of politeness.
“If we interrupt the feedback loop of our late-capitalist everyday lives by hitting one another as hard as we can, we’d finally be able to engage truly” – New Yorker’s Naomi Fry looks at how Reddit’s Fight Club style RoastMe forum is redefining validation in the age of Instagram
Our tendency to confuse blunt words with unacceptable behaviour does us no favours: a humorous opinion piece on how a bit of rudeness in the office can be a good thing
The Terrible Joy of yelling at Alexa: on learning how to navigate a robot-filled world, one utterance at a time.
A little journey through time – timeless and timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866.