Monthly Archives: June 2013

My First Tumblr Page

In short: I started a Tumblr about books I want to read. Click here. Me rambling on: Even though Barnes & Noble has locations all over the city, I will still make the extra trek all the downtown to the … Continue reading

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Bruxelles, tu me manques

It’s been a few months since I moved back from Brussels, and complain as I did about that little city, I do miss it. A lot. On a good note, I did find a Mexican restaurant in Alphabet City where … Continue reading

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Awkward Store Names in New York

I’ve documented some funny store names in Chinatown and in Brussels, and now I’m bringing one to you from Nueva York. This is actually not a colonics salon (although it would be a pretty to-the-point-name) – Colon is a pretty … Continue reading

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A Spot O’ Grammar

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Celebrities Who Speak Another Language: Natalie Portman + other stage names

I read somewhere the other day that Natalie Portman was actually born Natalie Herschlag in Jerusalem. She’s half American, half Israeli, but learned Hebrew in New York at a private Jewish school. I’d be interested to know how she chose … Continue reading

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Untranslatable Love

Sent in by my dear friend Kim, I’ve got another round of untranslatable words for you, but this time, they are all about love. Here are my favorites: 1. Because what beats this feeling?: Forelsket. Norwegian for the euphoria one feels … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Portuguese for the Perplexed

One of the best language blogs out there is Johnson from “Our correspondents consider the use and abuse of languages around the world, in a blog named after the dictionary-maker Samuel Johnson.” While I’ve never been to Brazil, I’ve … Continue reading

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