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Hamas bedroht Journalisten im Gazastreifen, die Missbrauch von Zivilisten offenlegen

Reporter werden drangsaliert, ihre Ausrüstung konfisziert, sie werden von sensiblen Orten ferngehalten … aber sie berichten das nicht. „Sie haben zu große Angst“, sagt ein Vertreter Israel und beklagt die Kapitulation vor der Schikane. 834 more words


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It’s not bad. (Emphasizing with negatives in English)

by Kate Woodford

A figure of speech that we often use in English is the understatement. An understatement is a statement that describes something as less important, serious, bad, etc. 407 more words

The English Language

Word Mystery: swell / hinchar / gonfler

Wednesdays, I explore the linguistic origins of the same word in different languages.

Christmas in July was a bit of a joke on my part, but that week ended up being cold enough in Paris that I ran the heat for a couple hours when I got home every night. 410 more words


Carrie (1976, 2002 and 2013)

Three takes on Stephen King’s first novel centred around the eponymous Carrie White, played by Sissy Spacek (In the Bedroom, The Help), Angela Bettis ( 694 more words

What's in a bodega?

An interesting international discussion cropped up around my shop Word Mystery post regarding what exactly a bodega is. For me, it falls into the category of words (I should come up with a name for them) that mean totally… 279 more words


10 Interesting Facts About the Statue of Liberty

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One of the most rewarding experiences you can have if you’re planning a trip to New York City is to visit the Statue of Liberty.   570 more words

English Language


After preparing the last post I happened to visit Anne Jutras’s French-language blog and came across a post that began with this sentence: “Quand j’étais petite, j’étais obnubilée par les couchers de soleil.” That translates to: “When I was little, I was X by sunsets,” where I’ve substituted X for the feminine past participle… 175 more words

Spanish Language