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Saturday, July 4 2009

Animals Too Speak Foreign Languages

Coq gaulois de la statue des Girondins place des Quinconces à Bordeaux © Jean-Marie DAVID Dinkley, CC-BY-SA 3.0

Les onomatopées utilisées pour les cris d'animaux sont très différentes d'une langue à l'autre. Entre le "cocorico" français, le "cocka doodle doo" anglais et le kikiriki français, je me demande comment notre fille va apprendre à faire parler les animaux.

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Tuesday, May 20 2008

A Dance With Death

I spent three days in Alexandria, Egypt two weeks ago. It was my first time in Egypt. And since my quick stop in Naples a few years ago, the first time I thought my life was really in danger by *just* crossing the street. As a matter of fact, no tourist or unpracticed individual should ever try to  […]

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Friday, December 14 2007

The Toilet in the Bathroom

We've just moved appartments. Apart from the fact that we now have double the surface, there is one very important thing to me, French woman, in this new appartment, and that is the toilet. In Germany, toilets (except in restaurants) are in the bathroom. Ouch, with the common use of bathroon as a  […]

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Thursday, December 13 2007

Shifting Standards and the Center of The World

I have been working on an international survey in the past few days, which is being answered by 11 teams of 11 different countries. And one thing really struck me in the way answers were given to certain questions. It was not so much the actual content of the answer which I found striking, but  […]

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Tuesday, November 20 2007

Holy shit! The Church got me.

Or where cultural differences have legal roots. This afternoon, my accountant calls me to tell me that the tax office has finally finished reviewing my tax declaration. And then she asks me this very personal (at least in my books) question: "Are you a catholic?". Now. The reality is, I've  […]

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