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I’m about to go Skydiving and…I’ve just been Skydiving.

Tomorrow I’m going Skydiving.

That’s not the odd part.

The odd part is that I feel relatively fine…and I’m about to jump out of a plane. 1,975 more words

Japanese podcast highlight: 夢夢 (Yume yume) Engine

With a busy schedule and very limited time, listening to a Japanese podcast in the car on the way to and from work is one of the few things I can do consistently to keep up my Japanese ability and learn new words. 258 more words


The Lorem Ipsum Conspiracy


As a linguistics geek, I have an unnatural love for the words ‘lorem ipsum’. So I was fascinated to read this account from security researchers… 48 more words

Malawi is High

It goes without saying that Malawi is a high context culture in comparison to America. What does this mean? While America values people who are assertive, action-oriented and direct, or people who exhibit a strong sense of individuality, who are quick to take initiative and work under the idea that time is money, Malawi seems to function under the opposite categories.   651 more words


Islamist encroachment on the English language

Is anyone else becoming annoyed at the use of the word Isis in relation to terror and violence? I know Isis is one of the official terms for the Islamists operating out of the region: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Islamic State (IS) and Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). 214 more words


Daily Vocabulary Vs Verbs

What do think is more necessary nouns or verbs? Most of us believe that nouns are more important than anything else, but we’re wrong… 342 more words


Baby rock and rhyme

Number three son is just 10 months old and at this young age, his main focus is on verbal language learning. A good grounding in language will give him, I hope a great foundation for reading, but also for writing. 127 more words