Kantar Futures Blog

Category: language

Holiday collection # 4

books, language

Holiday collection # 4

Eloise Keightley: David Crystal, British Library The broadcaster John Humphrys remarked in 2007, “It is the relentless onward march of the texters, the SMS vandals who are doing to our… Read More »

The rise of Wordle

insight, language, trends

The rise of Wordle

We’ve been having a debate in the office about the merits of Wordle. These are Russ’ thoughts. Russ Wilson writes: Wordle, word clouds, Tagxedo:  all online apps for taking a… Read More »

The return of rhetoric

culture, language, politics

The return of rhetoric

Emily Pitts writes: King’s Place in London held an elegant discussion last week on the art of rhetoric, led by Tony Benn, Simon Schama, Polly Toynbee, Geoffrey Robertson and curated… Read More »

Irish as an endangered language

identity, language

Irish as an endangered language

Russ Wilson writes: I wrote a post last year on the attempts to promote the use of Gaelic across Ireland, so it’s interesting to note the closure of two Irish… Read More »

Nudging language

behavior change, identity, language

Nudging language

Russ Wilson writes: Following on from the earlier post on the subject of ‘nudging’, I was recently in Dublin and Limerick and found the variable dominance of Gaelic and English… Read More »