It was thanks to this influx from French and Latin (it’s often hard to tell which was the original source of a given word) that English acquired the likes of crucified, fundamental, definition and conclusion […] There were even writerly sorts who proposed native English replacements for those lofty Latinates, and it’s hard not to yearn for some of these: in place of crucified, fundamental, definition and conclusion, how about crossed, groundwrought, saywhat, and endsay?
When all else fails, there’ll always be expats. I admittedly spent my first six months in Rostock pointedly avoiding them unless I specifically needed something from them, opting to seek out connections with Germans instead. It was hard work but kind of paid off. Then I got complacent. Then the seeking out connections with Germans part stopped. And without expats, I had no one. Read More »
♪ Hätt ich gewußt, dass es kein Kuchen da wär
wär ich nicht gekommen, dann wär mein Magen nicht leer
das konnte ich nicht wissen, ich dachte, bestimmt
gibt’s bei dir immer Kuchen, vielleicht mit Schoko und ZimtRead More »
Yeast breads are obsessive. Sourdough even more so. I feed off the god-like power of creating new life from seemingly dead ingredients, namely flour and water. I read a crap ton of information – thanks, the perfectloaf.com – on sourdough but it is definitely a learning-by-doing activity! Just like any other kind of baking.
It all started with a starter (aptly named):
Women are not pro-woman by nature of being women. The structures within which we navigate are intensely patriarchal and anti-feminist. Stronger women than you and I have tried and failed to break free of them. They have infiltrated our expectations and thoughts and behaviour and we have internalised the arbitrary boundaries of what is possible, feasible and achievable in gender equality. This does not change when one is in a position of power – especially political power. The political straitjacket is perhaps tighter still as she must prove that she belongs in this male-dominated sphere. God forbid the female leader be seen favouring her own kind – never mind that male leaders have been favouring their own for all history.Read More »
It’s been 4.5 days since I deactivated my FB account *twitch* The first day or two were okay but I’m starting to feel restless and uneasy now. Considering that I’m quite addicted, I’m impressed that I even held out this long. Some observations about deactivating:Read More »
Die Geschlechterpolitik gibt es überall, und auf dem Spielfeld gibt es keine Ausnahme. Ich habe heute bemerkt, dass die Spieler, die höher springen, tiefer tauchen, und generell den Körper bis zum Äußersten unter Druck setzen und mehr Risiko eingehen männlich sind.
Warum?Read More »