Category Archives: Language

To course or not to course

Whilst the reason I first moved back to the UK in 2003 was to do a one year humanities Access to Higher Education course, I never really considered studying. Sure, I had some ideas and for a while played around with maybe doing a languages degree or something like international studies yet I knew that […]

Too many languages..

..yet it’s only two! My inability to speak German has found its way into several blogposts before with the most notable one being this one. Things have somewhat changed since then. A couple of months ago I started a new job in marketing which required me to only speak English with the very occasional checks […]

The evolution of language

It’s not a secret that I love watching Hercule Poirot mysteries starring the one and only David Suchet. We’re watching between one and five episodes a week in the house and currently have about 15 episodes recorded on Sky Plus. In addition to hearing Captain Hastings’ ‘I say’ or ‘good Lord’ or ‘that girl’s a […]

Links I’ve been meaning to blog about for too long

The title says it all and some of these have been open in Firefox tabs for months! Can you predict review scores? – I can’t believe anyone thought this was worthy of a company! Maybe I should start a company like that and make money! Stop Telling Me What To Do – Lengthy [and I […]

What does YOUR handwriting look like?

I have now been able to write for 19 years since I was first taught the ‘Vereinfachte Schreibschrift’ which translates to English as ‘Basic Cursive penmanship’. It is the standard form taught across all the primary schools in Germany and demands the writer to write all the letters joined together with the exception of the […]

Procrastination at it’s finest!

That’s a list of things I wanted to get done on this blog today ranging from sorting out some pages, clearing up the sidebar, transferring more content from cat on tumblr and creating new pages. How many of the things listed on that piece of paper have I actually done? That’s right, none of them. […]

2nd Cousin twice removed?

English can be a difficult language. There are so many words or terms that I don’t know, even after living here for almost four years. Especially when it comes down to family relations. This image sums it all up perfectly: Gotta love Wikipedia. Cat

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