What Does it Mean to be Articulate?

I absolutely love this Ted Talk by Jamila Lyiscott. In her talk, Lyiscott unpacks “the three distinct flavors of English” she speaks depending with whom she is with.

I love that she challenges what it means to be articulate because, ultimately, there is no right or wrong way to speak well. I also love that she challenges us to open our minds to the ways “other” groups use language.

What do you think of the video? On this blog, I offer tips for conventional and business grammar; however, there is a time and place to break those rules. In our culture, certain ways of doing things is acceptable. In different cultures, other ways of doing things are acceptable. It doesn’t make one way “right” or better than the other way. Thoughts?


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