My mind, my thoughts, my words

Twins’ Argot

Seen that video yet? That makes one think, doesn’t it? Do they actually ‘understand’ each other? If yes, how? Rather unlikely that the  “dadada… dadadadada…. bababa… a dadada… ” … Continue reading

31/03/2011 · Leave a comment


A Scottish friend asked a German friend yesterday evening whereabouts she came from. We then watched a film (‘V for Vendetta’) where a character used that word, too. “Why whereabouts?”, … Continue reading

28/03/2011 · 2 Comments


Maybe this is just something I believe to have picked up from somewhere even though I actually made it up myself, but even if so, it doesn’t sound wrong to … Continue reading

25/03/2011 · 1 Comment

(Do) you need to keep it complicated (?)

When revising Spanish I came over a nice text by Ramón Civedé. I shall translate it here for you. The original is called “No hay que complicar la felicidad” No … Continue reading

20/03/2011 · 2 Comments

Evil: Good or Evil?

Natural evils: occur naturally (earthquakes, floods, plagues) Moral evils: inflicted by people on other people Atheists say a benevolent God cannot exist simultaneously with evil. As evil exists, God cannot. … Continue reading

18/03/2011 · Leave a comment

Noone shutin halfanhour

(re title: to follow up “so much for our auxiliaries”…) I’ve been reading a translation of a Spanish play and came across some bizarre spellings: “noone” “shutin” and “halfanhour” (to … Continue reading

15/03/2011 · 4 Comments


Ich liege in meinem triefenden Bett. Die Flüssigkeit hat sich tief in das Leinen gesogen. Es kühlt meine erhitzte Haut. Ich liege mit ausgestreckten Armen, da. Starre in deine nackten … Continue reading

13/03/2011 · Leave a comment


Cloning is the production of a complete organism or a part of a vital organism, based on genetic information (DNA) which was taken from an already existing organism. The first … Continue reading

07/03/2011 · 4 Comments

From 100 down to… ?

It’s a sad story that began more than two and a half years ago. I had always been “the best” student in my English class. So I was very confident … Continue reading

02/03/2011 · 2 Comments