‘The Onion’ uses the k-word
People are talking about the fact that The Onion used the word “kike” to mock the refusal by Dan Snyder to change the name of the Washington Redskins. Snyder is Jewish, and the Onion headlines its story, “Redskins’ Kike Owner Refuses To Change Team ...
How German came to have such ridiculously long words (cute video)
They just cram all the thoughts together to make a much more convenient word ... there’s a translation below the video. Just to get your started the girl’s name is Barbara, and she’s known for her rhubarb cake – rhubarb in German is Rhabarber.
Passion and art: the story behind Faust
He finds a new life among German artists in Italy - 'artists' here means painters and sculptors, but Goethe, and Schiller soon after him, convert the word to something ... the bay tree tall' (Boyle's translation), really does exist, is not just a ...
“Germany, we have a problem…” Or: Should anything be done about two bad apples of pseudoscience on the tree of ScienceBlogs.de?
Believe it or not, I hadn’t intended to stir up trouble among the ScienceBlogs collective, both English- and German-speaking. Really. Oh, I’ll admit that there are occasionally times when I actually do mean to stir up trouble. One recent example is ...
Food Words You Should Never Use (VIDEO)
Ever get tired of hearing the word "toothsome ... Perhaps just as bad, William Grimes (1999-2003) cops to using "unctuous" too much. Perhaps overuse is inevitable, though. "The vocabulary for taste is very limited," argues Reichl. What do you think ...