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How Speaking Too Many Languages Is Limiting

I know, by saying this - that speaking too many languages is limiting- I probably go against years and hours and sweat tears of very dubious as well as very serious research that say the contrary. As [...] Continue reading

Madame und Monsieur kann man auf Deutsch nicht ansprechen

Ich stand in der Schlange vom Supermarkt, und eine Frau hat versucht, Zigaretten aus dem Automat zu holen. Sie hat bei alle Kassen probiert, und irgendwie keine Zigaretten bekommen (gut für die [...] Continue reading

Vorauseilender Gehorsam

Ne crisez pas, ce billet est en français, seul le titre est en allemand. Je me baladais sur l'un des blogs "interculturels" que je lis de temps en temps (je suis une piètre lectrice de [...] Continue reading

I don't spreche Deutsch, merci beaucoup

Well, actually, I do speak German, but I hate it (If I dared, I'd write the hate bold in font size 40 and with four exclamation marks) when a website speaks to me in German. I mean, my language [...] Continue reading

Choosing a Name: The First Name

I never got around to telling the story of our daughter's name. It is, indeed, one heck of a story, which starts even before she was born. You have to remember that she has a German father and a [...] Continue reading

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