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The Vagaries of English Spelling

When George Bernard Shaw died in 1950, he bequeathed a substantial portion of his estate to finance the creation of a new English phonemic alphabet. The word ‘ghoti’, i.e. 432 more words


Under the bridge

Location: Westerdokskade, Amsterdam

上方頂著一列列經過的火車,在橋下總有許多故事,快速駛過的車、步行來此的遊客或是急忙趕赴下一個約會的自行車騎士,在Amsterdam,這裡是連接一條條運河的水道,canal bus 有時小心翼翼的開過這狹窄的通道,昏暗的燈光下停放了一輛輛 oma bikes (奶奶自行車)加上牢固的鎖,風吹過時讓水拍打著水泥柱,發出陣陣啪啦啪啦的聲響,閉上眼睛,感覺前方的光,會帶你通往,那下一個美好、廣大無垠的藍世界。

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Je suis Louis de Montalte

At a time when freedom of expression has been widely debated following the Charlie Hebdo shootings in Paris, it may seem appropriate to look at a book in the Keynes Bequest published when the freedoms which we take for granted were but a distant mirage. 744 more words


Isaac Newton's dog-ears

Among the highlights of the Keynes Bequest are two volumes from Sir Isaac Newton’s library, with a fascinating history behind them. This copy of Johann Buxtorf’s third edition of… 310 more words


A new phase of my life

The previous post was about getting my results so this post is going to be about my new school life.

I did not get into my first choice. 453 more words


Walk in Amsterdam

Starting in Museumplein, I walked to the canals in the center of Amsterdam. Near Amsterdam Centraal, I took a free ferry across the IJ to… 129 more words