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Chapter 20. In Style > Audience: People Who Need People - Pg. 205

In Style 205 4. communicate with each other in order to carry out practical tasks. However, the slave masters of the time were wary of their laborers being able to communicate with each other, so they formed mixed groups of laborers who spoke different languages. These laborers created their pidgin from rough mixtures of their own language and the language of the plantation owners. But this formation was not a sudden, conscious act. The formation of a pidgin is gradual shift from speaking a few words of the owner's tongue to speaking a new language. Pigeons A professor Tourists in the South Pacific Poor old Bickerton To Whom It May Concern: It is with enormous pleasure that we recommend Dr. Wilma Wacca as a recipient of this year's Service Award. As former recipient of this award, we fully understand the high standards it sets and the honor it confers. As a result, we can recommend Dr. Wacca as the most worthy recipient because she has contributed in all three areas we recognize: service, teaching, and scholarship. Let's start with service. The IRS An award committee Dr. Wilma Wacca Teachers In Japan, gourmets relish aquatic fly larvae sautéed in sugar and soy sauce. Venezuelans feast on fresh fire-roasted tarantulas. Many South Africans adore fried termites with cornmeal porridge. Merchants in Cambodia sell cooked cicadas by the bagful. Diners cut off the wings and legs before eating them. People in Bali remove the wings from dragonflies and boil the bodies in coconut milk and garlic. Insect cuisine may not be standard food in the United States, but Miguel Vilar notes in Science World that 80 percent of the world's population savors bugs, either as staples of their everyday diet or as rare delicacies. Entomophany (consuming insects intentionally) has yet to catch on in America and Europe in spite of the superior nutritional content of edible insects compared to other food sources. It's time that changed. Manufacturers of bug zappers Scientists A general audience Vegetarians 5. Answers 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Children Directionally challenged bowlers A professor An award committee A general audience Culture Vulture No employee is an island, so tune into the culture of your particular company. An organization's culture consists of its values, beliefs, and attitudes. You can pick up hints about an organization's culture from the following sources: