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May 2, 2017

The Learning and Development profession is awash with rich terminology, much of it vague and overlapping. But is the language we use a useful shorthand, an opportunity for priming or an unnecessary distraction?
Then, we'll be previewing next week's CIPD L&D show. 

If you'd like to share your thoughts on the show, you can find Owen on Twitter @owenferguson, Louise @LCampbellGP and Ross @RossGarnerGP.

You can also tweet @GoodPractice or @GoodpracticeAus

If you'd like to find out more about our upcoming events, blogs and whitepapers, visit

A good summary of Lera Boroditsky's research can be found at:

The paper Ross mentioned, covering terminology in e-learning, is available from ScienceDirect at:

Cass Sunstein's article on political biases was published by The Guardian at:

The Bret Stephens article that got NYT subscribers in a fizz is available at:

For the peculiarities of Icelandic naming conventions, see:

Our top picks for the CIPD L&D show can be found at and

Contributors this week included: @niallgavinuk, @marielearns, @lorna_clancy86, @gemmatowersey, @paullyv71, @cccubusiness and @innerspiration_. Apologies if we didn't read out all of your names.