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Ye Olde Englishe. A Thorny business, indeed…

April 4, 2011


I was at the British Library the other day, having a look at what turned out to be a rather interesting exhibition called ‘Evolving English‘. On display were a nice range of old texts – including some of the earliest examples of written English. They gave some ‘translations’ – showing how certain lines were meant […]

Gesundheit! Yì Băi Suì! We all fall down.

February 28, 2011


One of the delights of moving to a new country is learning how to react to events in the local way, with all the things that come with learning a new language. What do you say, for example, if you stub your toe? Get a fright? Or smell something untoward? And my favourite, what you […]