Edmonton and the English Language

The company I work for, Story Engine, has a George Orwell obsession. In particular, an essay he wrote in 1946 called Politics and the English Language. He begins the essay by excerpting some jargon-filled, cliché-ridden English, written by people who think and communicate for a living. That is, people who should know better: politicians, academics, […]

A city story: what the hell does that even mean?

  I remember an illustrated Globe and Mail page a few years ago with Canadian cities and their iconic images. Toronto had the CN Tower. Winnipeg had The Forks. Halifax had its harbour. Vancouver had the glass and the mountains. Calgary had its own tower and its own mountains. The photograph the editor chose for […]