Monthly Archives: December 2013

The biteNUKER: You can LOL if you’re Belgian

Bit meaning ‘dick’ en francais, neuker (pronounced like ‘nuker’ in English) meaning ‘f*cker’ in Dutch. Dutch speakers, when asked to say something in their rather obscure native tongue, will often say “Neuken in de keuken” which means “having sex in … Continue reading

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Le French Invasion of New York

Walking around New York City you’re bound to hear a plethora of different languages being spoken by the residents, immigrants, and tourists that make this city a true melting pot. However, unless you’ve been living under a rock lately, in … Continue reading

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Songs I Liked in Middle School But Didn’t Know Were Exxxplicit

I boogied hard to this song in 8th grade, but recently realized I never listened too intently to the lyrics. But now I have and wooooweeee! Baby when we’re grinding I get so excited Ooh, how I like it I … Continue reading

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Sign This!

It’s been a big week for sign language: First, the faux-terpreter scandal at Nelson Mandela’s funeral and then, the cutest KODA (Kid of Deaf Adult) signing her school’s holiday sing-a-long for her parents in the audience. Fast foward to 2:34 … Continue reading

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El Amor de Mi Amante

Pretty clever Espanish assignment: a creative bunch of students put together this tele novela for their Spanish homework. It’s good, but it doesn’t beat my sophomore World History class’ True Life: I Have the Bubonic Plague video. Unfortunately, we filmed … Continue reading

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Oh putain mais c’est pas vrai!!

…There is a French version of The Real Housewives of Los Angeles. It’s également horrible as the American one! Nice to know that over-Botoxed, ostentatious, and catty women aren’t only native to this side of the pond! Although LA does … Continue reading

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Honorary Anglophones: Blanquita de Bruselas

Hola! Welcome to my newest blog feature, Honorary Anglophones. Here I’ll be interviewing my friends who have successfully undertaken the long, arduous, and phrasal-verb filled process of learning English. I’ll be asking them what it was like learning English, what … Continue reading

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