HOW THE VASE BROKE ITSELF

July 30, 2010 at 1:32 pm (LANGUAGE)

And how language shapes the way we think and behave.

PS: More here. An endlessly fascinating subject.

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LOOK MOM, I JUST LEARNED A NEW WORD:

July 22, 2010 at 3:28 pm (LANGUAGE, TRANSLATIONS)

Titivated. Having come upon it in the following context: “…a…lush, titivated harlot” as a translation to this bit in Hebrew: “נפקנית דשנה ומפורכסת…”, I now wonder whether these google-image search results are a mere coincidence. Oops, it now seems they are: the results are totally different with quotation marks in place. Oh, well…

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TWISTED TONGUES, LIPS

July 20, 2010 at 2:10 pm (LANGUAGE)

and feet.

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