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A spoiled brat named Little Donnie Thwimp: The importance of sound symbolism

“As strange as it may sound, the sound symbolism of a name has become an unnamed central issue in the 2016 presidential campaign. As a cognitive linguist, my job is to study the issue and, at the very least, to name it,” George Lakoff writes.

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The train is now arriving... at Angle Lake Station

The train is now arriving… at Angle Lake Station

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Laura Haddatz's "Cloud", seen from below

Laura Haddatz's "Cloud", seen from below

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"Power Up" ceremony for the new Angle Lake Station

"Power Up" ceremony for the new Angle Lake Station

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The Sound Wave marching band performs at the Angle Lake Station opening celebration

The Sound Wave marching band performs at the Angle Lake Station opening celebration

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Ribbon cutting for the new Angle Lake Station

Ribbon cutting for the new Angle Lake Station

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Welcome Portal for the Angle Lake Station dedication

Welcome Portal for the Angle Lake Station dedication

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Another view of Cloud, the new public art centerpiece of the Angle Lake Station

Another view of Cloud, the new public art centerpiece of the Angle Lake Station

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View of the Angle Lake Station plaza from the top floor of the parking garage, showcasing the public art

View of the Angle Lake Station plaza from the top floor of the parking garage, showcasing the public art

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King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove welcomes guests to the Angle Lake Station dedication

King County Councilmember Dave Upthegrove welcomes guests to the Angle Lake Station dedication

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Dave Upthegrove, Dow Constantine, and Peter Rogoff lead a Sound Transit press conference

Dave Upthegrove, Dow Constantine, and Peter Rogoff lead a Sound Transit press conference

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Fall colors at SeaTac/Airport Station

Fall colors at SeaTac/Airport Station

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A unique perspective of the Angle Lake Station, showing one of the art installations along with a train at the platform

A unique perspective of the Angle Lake Station, showing one of the art installations along with a train at the platform

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Parking garage of the new Angle Lake Link Station, as seen from the station platform

Parking garage of the new Angle Lake Link Station, as seen from the station platform

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Trains at the new Angle Lake Station

Trains at the new Angle Lake Station

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On the way to Angle Lake: Sound Transit personnel, media, and elected officials ride Link light rail south to its new southern terminus

On the way to Angle Lake: Sound Transit personnel, media, and elected officials ride Link light rail south to its new southern terminus

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Save the Day: Vote! An important message from the cast of The Avengers

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Must-watch TV: Senator Elizabeth Warren questions (and eviscerates!) Wells Fargo CEO John Stumpf at Senate Banking Committee Hearing

POSTSCRIPT: Great commentary by Yves Smith, Jon Talton, and Michael Hiltzik.

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Who will win the presidential debates: Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton?

“Who will win the debates? Trump’s approach was an important part of his strength in the primaries. But will it work when he faces Clinton onstage?” asks James Fallows in an in-depth analysis for The Atlantic.

 

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Congressman Derek Kilmer congratulates Maggie Award winners

Congressman Derek Kilmer congratulates Maggie Award winners

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Watching our Hawks

Watching our Hawks