Not sure how to describe it – think Victorian science fiction. One of my interests is bookbinding. Bookbinders often decorate books with old technology (old telephone dials, antique microscope lenses) in futuristic ways. Here is a steampunk journal created by one of… Read More ›
… the term caused much hilarity in class today. ‘bingo wings’ is the English equivalent of gäddhäng
… in English called norovirus winter vomiting virus winter vomiting bug If you are feeling hängig or krasslig you would be ‘off colour’.
http://users.tinyonline.co.uk/gswithenbank/collnoun.htm – a very good list http://www.ojohaven.com/collectives/ – another list http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_animal_names list of animal names Mammals Apes A shrewdness Asses A pace Badgers A cete Bats A colony Bears A sloth, sleuth Buffalo A gang, an obstinacy (I suspect these… Read More ›
Some words in English originate from Swedish. knife tungsten moped smorgasbord husband
Ever felt that your fingers were too big for your mobile phone? Dialled the wrong number, misspelled a text message or hit the wrong key when sending an email? Rest assured, it could be worse…. http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/asia/article755598.ece
1. Tape (dispenser) 2. Paper clip holder 3. Ruler 4. Paper clips 5. Pushpins 6. Bulldog clip 7. Scissors 8. Correction Fluid (white-out) 9. Pencil sharpener 10. Calculator 11.Stapler 12. Staples 13. Pen 14. Pencil 15. Eraser (= rubber) 16.Highlighter… Read More ›