• Posts Tagged ‘language’

    Words, Words, Words: Endling

    10 September, 2012 • 3 Comments

    During a random wiki walk yesterday, I stumbled upon a word I’d never heard before: endling – the last living member of a species. This is possibly the saddest single word I have ever heard. I don’t think there’s any need to explain the etymology on this one – it’s the end, with a sad...

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    Indulging Geeky Habits

    16 August, 2012 • 2 Comments

    OK, admittedly, this post is going to be me indulging in a bit of weird geekery. I am a big fan of the TV series Doctor Who. I am one of those Johnny-come-latelies who only started with the modern series, but I am trying to round out my Whovian education by going back and watching...

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    Je Ne Parle Pas Français

    11 June, 2012 • 7 Comments

    I don’t speak French. That’s not really a remarkable fact in and of itself; there are actually a great number of languages I do not speak a word of, but French is the one that eats at me. It’s not that I have a great interest in French, or indeed France, either. I have...

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