My mind, my thoughts, my words

Lost in Translation

Now, I think we all know that watching a movie in its original language is unbeatable.┬áSynchronisation… well, sucks. Which is mostly not the translator’s fault: it’s hard to translate one … Continue reading

02/04/2013 · Leave a comment

Making sense of words that don’t exist

Some days ago I had a sensation in my eyes which I referred to as ziepen (tweaking) when I told a (German) friend. She got what I meant even though … Continue reading

18/11/2012 · Leave a comment


Apostrophes, brackets, colons, commas, dashes, ellipses, exclamation marks, full stops, guillemets, hyphens, question marks, quotation marks, semicolons, slashes. In brief: Punctuation. What would we do without those little symbols that … Continue reading

11/08/2012 · Leave a comment

Few consonants and mixed up vowels

Kia ora! On one of our first days here at the University of Auckland (NZ) we had a Maori welcome: a haka (war dance) and a Maori greeting us in … Continue reading

15/07/2012 · Leave a comment


(-wait for it-) If you haven’t heard of How I met your mother yet… you’re missing out. I’m not an addict of the series (as some of my friends) but … Continue reading


Brn wrkt

m tryng t prf pnt hr tht ppl wh knw nglsh r prfctl (r s) cpbl f ndrstndng txt wrttn wtht ny vwls. hv lrdy wrttn pst rltng t ths … Continue reading

17/02/2012 · Leave a comment


There are numerous terms to divide males and females in different groups in terms of their characteristics, e.g. gentleman, dandy, lad and lady, tomboy/girl, gamine. When it comes to age … Continue reading

03/02/2012 · 1 Comment