Category Archives: Odds and ends

Thursday laugh

It’s a grey and rainy day here, so I thought I’d share this laugh. I’m editing a translation where the translator consistently confused the verb “roam” with “roar”, so there is a lot of roaring going on in the German … Continue reading

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And it was all yellow

I was standing in a neighbour’s garden when I noticed this combination of yellows. The mailbox and the bus stop are always there, of course, but I swear I had nothing to do with the placement of the car or … Continue reading

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Amazing

So the crazy murderer who murdered people because they believed you can get along even if you were born in different countries, speak different languages and follow different religions says he really hates this song about people getting along even … Continue reading

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Spotted in passing

The other day the Husband and I were in town running some errands when we spotted this somewhat puzzling sign: Adoption made easy?   It can’t be a bad translation from German, because it doesn’t work in German either. Also, … Continue reading

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Light-bulb moment

I think of myself as a relatively environmental friendly person.I recycle everything that will hold still long enough (on occasion driving the Husband nuts in the process), I compost, I don’t own a car. When I lived in Canada, I … Continue reading

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Picture of the Day

1920s German constable getting his geese in a row… The Berlinische Galerie will be showing the works of photographer Friedrich Seidenst├╝cker (1882 – 1966) this winter. An exhibition I’ll make sure not to miss! A few more of his gems … Continue reading

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Tip of the Day

If your computer starts to act very sluggish, it might be time to check the number of browser windows you have open. Just for the fun of it, I have counted the browser windows that I have just shoved into … Continue reading

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