Por: Beth R. 19 de Maio de 2016
Choosing the right words to damage people's reputation ?Inglês Conversation Writing American English
Defamation (noun) is defined as the offence of writing or saying something bad about someone that is untrue and makes people have a bad opinion about them.It is not unusual to see politicians ,while they are campaigning for their elections, to make use of falsehood,injuries or lies,is it ?Then in english there are the nouns : slander and libel which are used frequently in this context of defamation that mean the same ,however libel (formal) is found in written form whereas slander (informal)is usually used in oral form.
Whenever people want to damage other people's reputation, they invent stories and tell lies about them and the consequences can be really disastrous ! Listeners and readers must be very careful before believing in libels or slanders,musn't they ?
Watch this video below to get some clues and signs of how to recognize speakers who are telling lies ,ok ?
Well,listeners and speakers should be good observers and watch out indeed their words while they are expressing their ideas in a debate or in any conversation .Misunderstandings can occur at any time,can't they ?
Alberta Hunter (1895-1984) a great american singer used to sing a lovely song named :The Glory of Love which started with this advice :
" If you have a misunderstanding with someone,don't speak too quick.Wail words.You might speak words you'll regret having spoken ,the rest of your life, and once they've been uttered, you cannot call them back."
Listen to the song,sing along and enjoy it !