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Blog challenge – anything you didn’t know about me – now you know it!

This is a kind of a chain blog post in which one blogger tags you on their blog and challenges you to answer some questions and then pass the ball to eleven more bloggers! Thanks to Marisa Constantinides for nominating me. This feels like a great holiday blog idea. You are here to read and […]

7 Wonders of Nature – and the Languages to Learn There

Yesterday was one of these moments that make you want to get up and sing that “Boom-de-yada” song from TV. A list of 7 wonders of nature was announced – this time, the 7 wonderful places were chosen in an online vote. A brief look at the list is enough to inspire wanderlust in everyone. […]

Fear and Loathing in Linguistics: 5 Videos About Language

Learning languages seems to be a very popular topic with book writers and advertisers (remember to check out my language school commercial post) – but fortunately, many people have recently taken to producing videos about language. “Fortunately” – because for a visual and impatient learner like me, a good video and a good presentation can […]

5 famous quotes about language – and what they mean to you

Language allows you to speak about anything. But what happens when wise men (and women) begin to speak about language itself? Is it mainly hot air and super-complicated theory, or can “normal” people actually benefit from their musings? Let’s find out: here’s a selection of quotes by writers, philosophers, and a boy with his tiger. […]

Here we go again!

Somebody wise told me once (or wrote it in a book somewhere) to “pick my fight.” This website is a record of doing precisely that: choosing a case worth speaking, writing, campaigning and fighting for. My case is learning languages. This is something I feel quite strongly about, and it will soon become evident (as […]