Just can’t resist putting up this picture of an Australian Kelpie going about its business with aplomb. If you click on the picture you’ll see it’s dozing off. All in a day’s work…
Reading a newspaper article by a sympathetic journalist about a politician fallen from glory, Gert learned that some years ago when he had suffered a career setback, he was enormously comforted by some wise words from his wife. Can you guess what she said?
Continue reading Slapped with a wet fish
“Languages embody the intellectual wealth of the people that speak them. Losing one of them is like dropping a bomb on the Louvre.” (Ken Hale, MIT) 126
Continue reading Travels among threatened languages
We still haven’t reached consensus on whether or not Hamlet is fat (see The Paunch of Denmark), but here’s another question: is he, as Matt Haig says, “literature’s most famous depressive”?
Continue reading Postscript to Hamlet: Matt Haig’s Reasons to Stay Alive
What a lot of rubbish about “freedom” right-wing politicians throw around.