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The Clyde Arrives in St. Louis

The photo shows the St. Louis landing in 1857

On February 9, 1839, the steamboat Clyde arrived in St. Louis, Missouri with about 140 passengers from Germany.  63 more words

English Made Me

What a confession!

The reference – for those who have not guessed already – is to Graham Greene’s ‘England Made Me’. As I tell young men to this day: go and fall in love with somebody else’s daughter if you must, but don’t you go falling in love with somebody else’s language. 695 more words


February 2016

It is now one month left for my A1 Exam.

I have not registered for my exam yet. I am feeling a bit nervous.

I’ve tried free sample test online and so far I think I am ok. 70 more words



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Masc/fem names: Masculine forms of feminine names

Browsing through the Dictionary, you’ll find plenty of names whose origin is listed as simply “Fem. of ”, with a cross-reference to the relevant masculine name. 848 more words


At the risk of sounding gross...

I’m here today to share with you this less-than-appetizing creation by Pizza Hut that I saw advertised today:

The pizza roll doesn’t sound that bad in and of itself. 14 more words