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Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-39

‘Giacomo, Giacomo, how are your knees?’

‘Trembling, Gregoria. Help me please!’

‘No pills or potions, I’m sorry to say.

‘But try etymology – get it today.’

Culture And Society

I only wanted to explain this

This week is a bit of a double header for me: two articles published in different places at the same time. Yesterday I posted a link to my latest article on TheWeek.com; today I’m posting (in its entirely) my latest article on the Editors’ Association of Canada’s national blog, … 666 more words

Language And Linguistics

The Story So Far: Liberal election victory in Quebec - did the earth actually move?

Hello and welcome to The Story So Far for Wednesday, April 9. Click on the grey icon below to hear the rundown on some of the stories we’re following for you today. 26 more words


Annie Chartres Vivanti: Transnational Politics, Identity, and Culture

Sharon Wood   University of Leicester

Annie Chartres Vivanti (1866–1942), born in England to an Italian political refugee and his German wife, spending formative years also in Switzerland and the United States before finally settling in Italy with her Sinn Fein activist-husband, enjoyed an extraordinarily prolific and successful career as an author, playwright, journalist and singer.

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Culture And Society

Il Paroliere: Italian Word of the Week-38

Consiglio della settimana (ACIS Is Always Available Helpline): ‘si ha a notare che li uomini si debbano o v…… o spegnere; perché si vendicano delle leggieri offese, delle gravi non possono’ (Machiavelli, con glossa questa settimana di Concetta)

Culture And Society

My Day Out

Another excursion from the provinces to London this weekend. A beautiful sunny day in which to crowd into the dark underbelly of the British Museum… 1,080 more words


18 of the most bizarre car names to ever exist

The Alfa Romeo Giulietta, Aston Martin Vanquish, Ford Mustang and Lamborghini Diablo are four very different vehicles that share one thing in common — an awesome name. 147 more words

Cars And Car Design