It’s raining…

In fact, it’s pelting, chucking, tipping, peeing it down… We’ve had cats and dogs, stair rods, elephants and giraffes and frog stranglers… So, how is the rain where you live? In Afrikaan it’s raining old women with knobkerries (a kind of club, in case...

European Day of Languages

Ten years ago, the Council of Europe declared the 26 September to be European Day of Languages. As well as celebrating the 6000+ languages spoken across the world, and the rich, diverse culture that lies behind them, the aim is also to show people across Europe the...

TGIF!

Somebody told me today that Tweeting is at its highest on Friday afternoons – not particularly surprising you might think. It is often a time when people are begining to relax ready for the weekend (although there is always that mad Friday afternoon rush that...

Untranslatable!

Have you ever gone outside just to check if anyone is coming? There’s a mighty fine Inuit word for that… “Iktsuarpok” Untranslatable!