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Gender-neutral rebrand for Mr Potato Head

"I wouldn’t be surprised if the ‘Potato Head’ conversation becomes a go-to example in future years to highlight this gradual tipping point in conversations around gender." Sociologist Nick Cherryman comments on Hasbro's decision to officially rename the Mr. Potato Head brand to Potato Head.

Fri 26 Feb 2021, 11:22 | Tags: Sociology, Gender, Language, LGBTQ+

“All in all, it’s a clever piece of audience design” - Dr Kieran File on Jurgen Klopp’s swearing

Dr Kieran File, expert on sports culture and communication at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, discusses Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp’s swearing in his post-match interviews.


“Our society still operates on a monolingual ideal”: Expert comment from Professor Jo Angouri

As the number of students studying German and French drops by half in UK secondary schools, expert in multilingualism from the Centre for Applied Linguistics, Professor Jo Angouri, explains this decline in foreign language learning.

Wed 27 Feb 2019, 15:17 | Tags: Applied Linguistics, Culture, Education, Language

Dr Christopher Strelluf on the Collins Dictionary 2018 word of the year

Dr Christopher Strelluf expert in linguistics, comments on the Collins Word of the Year List 2018, which includes the words ‘single-use’, ‘gammon’ and ‘gaslight’.