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THE STREISAND EFFECT

THIS MONTH’S WORD OF THE MONTH IS “THE STREISAND EFFECT”.

Our monthly look at interesting words and expressions.

WORD OF THE MONTH

The “Streisand effect” is an expression that was invented in 2005. It refers to an incident involving the world-famous singer and actress Barbra Streisand.

It all started in 2003. At the time, photographer Kenneth Adelman was taking photos of California’s coastline as part of The “California Coastal Records Project”. Organisers of the project needed aerial photos of the area in order to analyse coastal erosion. In total, more than 12,000 were taken and were later posted on the photo-hosting website www.pictopia.com. However, one of the photos included a shot of Barbra Streisand’s beachfront property.

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Great news! The latest issue of Hot English (207) is out now! Learn over 1,000 useful words and expressions and improve your listening skills with Learn Hot English! This month we’re looking at 10 movie quotes with the Present Perfect. Read over the quotes, then try our language exercises. Plus, 15 words for the bar or nightclub, 10 useful words for talking about the computer (part II), idioms, phrasal verbs... plus: • Jokes – jokes in English. • Language – unusual words. • Grammar – the future in the past. • Sport – the Tour de France. • Humour – annoying things. • Language – how to improve your English. • Wildlife – pandas. • Celebrities – Ashton Kutcher. • Nature – Bees. • Money – expensive gifts. • Literature – book series. • Business – disastrous demos. • Vocabulary – loan words. AND LOTS, LOTS MORE! By reading and listening to all this great content, you'll improve your English reading and listening skills and learn up to 1,000 useful words or expressions. Plus, you'll get a better job and pass English-language exams more easily. Guaranteed!