Dubrovnik might be famous for its walled old city, terracotta rooftops, and Game of Thrones sets, but it’s also a city for cat lovers. While Istanbul enjoys its feline limelight thanks to the recent release of Kedi, a documentary that’s more a love letter to Istanbul’s stray cat citizens, and Japan still churns out photo essays and stories of its cat cafés and colonies occupying whole islands, Dubrovnik is another city where moggies roam the streets.
Language can be thought of as a tree: sprouting new words over the course of its evolution, where a proper noun can burgeon forth as a new verb, an adjective, or even a common noun. While scientists present the most obvious parentage for the eponyms of the English language, artists, philosophers, and writers have also birthed words that slip into conversation.
The black Ambassador with a yellow top swerved through a labyrinth of streets from Chennai International Airport to the Kilpauk neighbourhood. Ducking under flyovers and stalling in traffic as yellow rickshaws whooshed past. “Tourist Information Centre,” I said, annoyed that my boss at the time christened his hostel with this name for SEO purposes; fortunately had the good sense to rename it months later. I remembered his instructions, and I gave the name of the hospital name on the street corner.
I, along with a few other Budapest-based writers, have just launched our lit magazine (or rather we’re putting together the first issue). If you're a writer living in Central/Eastern Europe (inc. the Caucasus/Balkans/Baltics), feel free to submit! https://twitter.com/panel_magazine/status/953434814123831296
Muck Rack makes it simple to find people, tweets, or articles that mention any name, keyword, company, hashtag etc. We've compiled this guide to help you make the most of your search.
Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
names, titles and bios with some suggested searches:
Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
Muck Rack's Advanced Search allows for many boolean operators.
Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
+. For example, ensure each result contains both Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg by
searching Musk AND Zuckerberg or Musk + Zuckerberg.
Use the operators OR or , to broaden your search when you'd like either of
multiple terms to appear in results. (This is the default behavior of our search when no operators
are used). For example, results will contain either cake or cookie by searching cake OR cookie or cake,cookie
Use NOT or - to subtract results from your search. For
example, searching Disney will yield results about the Walt Disney Company as well as Walt Disney
World Resort. To exclude mentions of Disney World, search for Disney -World or Disney
When using one of these operators with a phrase, enclose it in quotation marks. For example, you can
find results about smartphones excluding Apple's iPhone 4S by searching smartphone -"iPhone
Exact case matching or punctuation
If you're searching for a brand name or keyword that relies on specific punctuation marks or capitalization, you can
find results that match your exact query by adding matchcase: before the keyword you're searching for, like matchcase:E*TRADE .
Use parentheses to separate multiple
boolean phrases. For example, to find journalists talking about having fun in Disney World or
Disneyland, search for ("disney world" OR disneyland) AND fun.
An asterisk can be used to search for any variation of a root word truncated by the asterisk. For example, searching for admin* will return results for administrator, administration, administer, administered, etc.
A near operator is an AND operator where you can control the distance between the words. You can vary the distance the near operation uses by adding a forward slash and number (between 0-99) such as strawberries NEAR/10 "whipped cream", which means the strawberries must exist within 10 words of "whipped cream".