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Lazy language learning: Netflix edition

If you’re anything like me, then you will know the perils of being a lazy language student. Stuck in the paradox of wanting to become fluent in the language, but sometimes lacking the necessary effort to do so. 672 more words


I want to thank you for giving me the down low

Alex Witt on MSNBC’s Live with Alex Witt uttered this on Saturday, October 13.  It is a nice mashup of “get the lowdown” (receiving specific facts or information on a situation) and “get the down and dirty” (receive uninhibited and direct news).  37 more words


New Kala word

other thing; something else

na ke uano unyak
I don’t know anything else.


Mispronounced, Revisited

As I have mentioned before in these blog posts, there are words that I have mispronounced for so many years that the mispronunciation now sounds correct to my ears. 782 more words

Just For Fun

The Sea Cloak by Nayrouz Qarmout (tr. Charis Bredin)

I read this short story in The Book of Gaza (ed. Atef Abu Saif)

a nutshell: a sensory snapshot of relationships in Gaza – under the strain of society’s prying eyes… 148 more words