Tuesday, 28 August 2012

Afwezig = Absent

Occasionally a Dutch word will pop into my head and I really don't know what it means or where it came from. Tonight's mystery word is 'afwezig' which means absent (German: abwesend).

I suppose listening to Dutch radio stations does me some good after all!

Antonym: aanwezig.

Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Learning difficulties: "your American penis".

Interesting article about one man's journey in learning Farsi (or Persian).

The provocative title of this blog post comes from the author of the article's mispronunciation of something in Farsi (by one vowel sound!) and its subsequent outcome!