It’s frustrating when something looks really easy, but you just can’t get it right, isn’t it? I hate it when I screw up the 1,529 more words
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It never fails. One evening I’ll be sitting around with friends discussing how the American right wing versus the American left wing defines “the establishment,” or the contrasting French and American understandings of religious freedom, or the lack of correspondence between the French and American categories of liberal, conservative, leftist, rightist, or something equally complex. 1,293 more words
One of the properties of every known human language is that they are ambiguous. Being “ambiguous” means that something can have more than one interpretation. Humans are so good at “resolving” ambiguities (i.e., figuring out the intended interpretation) that we rarely notice them, but in fact almost everything that you will hear/read or say/write today will be ambiguous in some way or another. 331 more words
Of all of my students, this is the one on whom my work habits rubbed off.
Déteindre sur: to rub off on. Ton pull à déteint sur ma chemise–il ne fallait pas les mettre ensemble au lavage. 12 more words