Message to My Winter Exams: Please finally finish, I’ve had enough of you ;)

I am supposed to be studying for exams, but I so totally have not been :] I’ve been stressing myself so hard over school for the last semestre that I have no energy left to stress myself over these last exams. If I pass any of them - great, if I don’t then whatever, maybe [...]

BOOK DIARY: December 2008, some fiction at last ;)

The Kite Runner
by Khaled Hosseini
Language: English
What It’s About
It’s a novel about a boy (Aamir) who grows up in Afghanistan and moves to America with his father when the Soviet war breaks out. He has a very guilty secret that he has to eventually atone for by going back to Afghanistan during the Taliban [...]

Reading dictionaries for fun?

Thursday, 1 January 2009, 23:43 | Category : Crumbs, Curiosities, Literature, Books & Language
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Here’s an article about a guy who does just that.

British actors and regional accents

Sunday, 30 November 2008, 13:39 | Category : Crumbs, Film, Literature, Books & Language
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Here’s an article from Variety that I quite liked :)

MY BOOK DIARY: November 2008

Islam (Teach Yourself Series)
by Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood
Language: English
What It’s About
It’s an introduction to Islam.
My Impressions
It took me a while to get through this… Or rather it was going very well and then for some reason I lost interest half-way and read the other half a few months later (actually I do that a [...]

Swansea council has problems translating a road sign into Welsh…

Saturday, 1 November 2008, 0:03 | Category : Crumbs, Literature, Books & Language
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See the error here.

MY BOOK DIARY: August, September & October 2008

I had intended to post a little about the books I’m reading, but as you may have noticed I haven’t so far ;-P I’m far from being an avid reader, but (amazingly enough) I have read a few books since moving my blog here, so it’s high time I told you about them *grin* [...]

The quirks of being involved in IT

Wednesday, 29 October 2008, 11:04 | Category : Computer Stuff, Crumbs, Life & Stuff, Literature, Books & Language
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Something me and a friend at school are catching ourselves out on more and more regularly is how computerized our every day language has become. For example quite recently I asked my friend how on Earth she’s managing to do so many things at once (work, school, another school, friends etc.) and she started explaining [...]

Eskimo words for snow

Sunday, 26 October 2008, 1:12 | Category : Crumbs, Literature, Books & Language
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See here.