Tag Archives: Language

Schadenfreude, and other Genius German expressions!

If most people know anything at all about the German language, it is that it can produce some of the longest, bulkiest words ever,  which mostly seem impossible to pronounce. For instance, in English we simply say Incorporated; the German … Continue reading

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The weekly photo challenge on WordPress is INFINITE. I’ve risen to the challenge on A View from the Woods in what I consider a conventional response. True, there are patterns which seemingly repeat forever, and they’re often photogenic. But when … Continue reading

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The Butterflies of Ephemera

“We become so consumed with chasing the butterflies of ephemera that we forget to stop, sit and focus on the eternal.” – Tim Shead Mr. Google having been less than helpful, I’m not exactly sure just who Tim Shead is … Continue reading

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Wonder No More! Language in Action —

The latest post here, We Go Forth to Wonder, produced a lively discussion among viewers about language, its purposes, uses, limitations — Informative and provocative as it was, though, no discussion (to my mind) is complete without a demonstration of … Continue reading

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My Favorite Brew!

Beer certainly has its place (it’s sneaked into both my blogs!) — But my favorite tipple is tea. Morning, noon, evening, any time is tea time! Here’s how a British statesman put it: If you are cold, tea will warm … Continue reading

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