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WHAT DOES TALL POPPY MEAN IN ENGLISH?
Tall poppy syndrome
The tall poppy syndrome is a pejorative term primarily used in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Anglosphere nations to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or criticised because their talents or achievements elevate them above or distinguish them from their peers. Australia and New Zealand's usage of the term has evolved and is not uniformly negative. In Australia, a long history of "underdog" culture and profound respect for humility in contrast to that of Australia's English feudal heritage results in a different understanding of "Tall poppy syndrome".
The translations of tall poppy from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «tall poppy» in English.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TALL POPPY» OVER TIME
The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «tall poppy» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «tall poppy» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.
Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about tall poppy
10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TALL POPPY»
Discover the use of tall poppy in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to tall poppy and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
TallPoppy: How to Lead without Losing Your Head
Tall Poppy style of leading is, most days, enlivening and empowering; and it
influences growth and maturity, contingent upon my role as leader. This book is
meant to help you discover and reap the benefits of Tall Poppy leadership. It is
Holly McKissick, 2013
Is the syndrome real? Can it be documented or observed?
But the one thing she really wants, the chance to prove herself in the world of work, is the one thing she can’t get.
Louise Bagshawe, 2008
Tall Poppies: The TallPoppy Diaries
"" The five Tall Poppies seemed to win everything in fifth grade-academic awards, solos in concerts, leads in the play, and (worst of all) the school talent show.
Jacquelyn Massey Orton, 2008
Falling Cloudberries: A World of Family Recipes
Collects recipes from Finland, Greece, Cyprus, South Africa, and Italy that reflect the author's world travels, multicultural heritage, and family traditions.
Tessa Kiros, 2009
Values, Achievement, and Justice: Studies in the Psychology ...
Participants also completed a measure of tall poppy attitudes (the Tall Poppy
Scale) designed to assess their general attitudes toward tall poppies (whether
they favored rewarding tall poppies or favored their fall), and a modified version
Norman T. Feather, 1999
Find (and Keep) Top Talent for Your Business (Collection)
Ginny Shanks, a senior vice president at Harrah's, talks about the "Tall Poppy
Syndrome." In most business workshops or problem-solving meetings, there's
one person in the room who is the Tall Poppy— someone who keeps raising his
Vince Thompson, David I. Russo, Rusty Rueff, 2013
Tall poppy syndrome (TPS) is a pejorative term primarily used in the UK, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and other Anglosphere nations to describe a social phenomenon in which people of genuine merit are resented, attacked, cut down, or ...
Jesse Russell, Ronald Cohn, 2012
The TallPoppy: How to Grow to Your Full Potential and Keep ...
An indpiration guide to realizing personal potential at work.
Judi James, Mike Edden, 1999
Schadenfreude: Understanding Pleasure at the Misfortune of ...
In another early study (Feather, Volkmer, and McKee, 1991) participants rated
how they felt when a tall poppy who was either a nationally known high-profile
politician, sportsperson, or entertainer suffered a hypothetical fall from high status
Wilco W. van Dijk, Jaap W. Ouwerkerk, 2014
10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TALL POPPY»
Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term tall poppy is used in the context of the following news items.
Boris Johnson has become the tall poppy that his own party is …
First Theresa May took aim at his water cannons, then his Routemasters stuttered – and now Boris Johnson's London Rental Standard is being pilloried. But the ... «The Guardian, Jul 15»
Cutting down the tall poppies: female athletes bullied in Aussie …
Although the “tall poppy” concept dates back to classical Greek and Roman cultures, the term has been used in Australia from the 19th century when English ... «The Conversation AU, Jul 15»
Erin Reilly: Tall poppy syndrome has no place in small business
There's not enough room in the world for all these tall poppies, so let's just cut some of them down before they've even had a chance to flower. Or something. «Stuff.co.nz, Jul 15»
LeBron's Aussie Sidekick Uses Grit to Offset Tall Poppy Syndrome
“There's a thing down there called the tall poppy syndrome, which is anyone who tries to self-promote will then be cut down by the entire country,” Burton, now a ... «Bloomberg, Jun 15»
Tall Poppy Syndrome research intriguing
Jodyanne Kirkwood had never really thought about Tall Poppy Syndrome and its effect on entrepreneurs until she started her PhD. Her topic was around ... «Otago Daily Times, May 15»
May 2015: Tall Poppy Syndrome is Alive and Well
Some know it as tall poppy syndrome, while others explain the phenomenon metaphorically as the tallest trees catching the most wind—the somewhat ... «www.waterstechnology.com, May 15»
Australia's tall poppy culture needs to change if farmers want to get …
A Western Australia agronomist says there is a tall poppy culture in Australia that limits farmers learning from each other. Agronomist Wayne Smith says farmers ... «ABC Online, Mar 15»
Eleanor Catton's tall poppy comments 'bad form' say Book Awards
Booksellers chief executive Lincoln Gould said he was "astonished" by Catton's comments that tall poppy syndrome might have affected the judgement. «Stuff.co.nz, Jan 15»
KP goes into bat for fellow tall poppy Maxwell
Kevin Pietersen has urged his Melbourne Stars teammate Glenn Maxwell not to shelve his cricketing flair in the aftermath of the torrent of public criticism he has ... «Sydney Morning Herald, Jan 15»
Tall Poppy Appoint Sam Mcintyre As General Manager, Wgtn
Tall Poppy, the real estate company which brought down the cost of selling homes, today announced that it has appointed Sam McIntyre as General Manager, ... «Scoop.co.nz, Oct 14»
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