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Poetry by Emile N. Joseph: “Poetic Speech”

Sometimes when you start to speak idiomatically, You’ll start to be poetic automatically. This is because idioms are mostly metaphorical, And contain, to your surprise, some elements rhetorical. For example, … Continue reading

24 July 2016 · 2 Comments

2016 Symposium – Alain de Benoist

Irreplaceable Communities Communities, whether they are ancient or recent, of an ethno-cultural, linguistic, religious, sexual nature or other, are natural dimensions of membership. No individual can exist without membership, even … Continue reading

30 April 2016 · 3 Comments

Divided by a Common Language

The following article is a fictionalized account of an American teacher of English at a French university, as he attempts to justify his dialect before a class of hostile anti-American students. The … Continue reading

25 March 2015 · 1 Comment

“The Follies of Being Left Wing”

(A parody of My Favourite Things from The Sound of Music) Turning each argument into a battle Using the logic and reasoning of cattle Injecting each word with a communist … Continue reading

14 March 2015 · 1 Comment

Poem: “Western Morality”

I see some women dressed in veils go by, And next to them, some women barely dressed. I contemplate this contrast, and ask why, Our western girls are eager to … Continue reading

5 June 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “Out of His Depth”

By the side of a pool, I can see a young child, By the look on his face, he appears rather riled. For his father and brother have told him … Continue reading

29 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “Accents”

In this world, there are various accents around, And each speaker emits a particular sound. Did you know that your accent reveals who you are? If you’re conscious of that, … Continue reading

22 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Poem: “Modern Life or Modern Death?”

They stare at Windows all the livelong day, Yet breathe in no fresh air. Despite new means of contact now in play, Communication’s rare. They trap their fragile hearts inside … Continue reading

15 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Can the Internet Really Change the Language?

Linguists like David Crystal are now claiming that the Internet, that new, impersonal force of the 21st Century, is able to change the language over twenty to fifty years. No … Continue reading

14 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Misandry: The Hate That’s OK

Let us engage in a small social experiment. Hands up those of you who know what “misandry” means. A couple of hands? That’s it? All right now, how many of … Continue reading

10 May 2014 · 1 Comment

Poem: “The English Tongue Today”

Once upon a time the English tongue, Used to be like rhythmic music sung. What has happened to this speech today? Tortured it has been in every way. Many ulcers … Continue reading

8 May 2014 · Leave a comment

Timeless Truth: Review of “A Love that Spans the Ages” (Emile Joseph)

Emile Joseph has written several short pieces for SydneyTrads over the years, mostly fiction for the young at heart and a few dissertations about the use and misuses of the … Continue reading

10 April 2014 · Leave a comment

My Education in Australia

When I look back on my life in Australia, I feel truly grateful for the education which I received, and which forms an integral part of my identity. I am … Continue reading

25 May 2013 · Leave a comment

Joe Papilio (Part III)

This is the last of a three part narrative by Emile Joseph, who describes it as a story which “contains principles in today’s gratuitous age, where instant self-gratification, inane social isolation through ‘social’ media, and the … Continue reading

24 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Joe Papilio (Part II)

This is the second of a three part narrative by Emile Joseph, who describes it as a story which “contains principles in today’s gratuitous age, where instant self-gratification, inane social isolation through ‘social’ media, and the … Continue reading

17 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Joe Papilio (Part I)

This is the first of a three part narrative by Emile Joseph, who describes it as a story which “contains principles in today’s gratuitous age, where instant self-gratification, inane social isolation through ‘social’ media, and the … Continue reading

10 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Elegant English: How to Communicate like a Gentleman or a Lady

Whenever I have lamented the poor use of English grammar, lexicon or semantics in the present age, people have told me that I was over-reacting, and that English, like all … Continue reading

16 February 2013 · 15 Comments

All Things Being Equal – The Madness of Egalitarianism in Australia

Introduction Anyone who has lived in Australia for even one day would notice how fiercely egalitarian this culture is, or how everyone strives for equality at every level and at … Continue reading

2 February 2013 · 7 Comments

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