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Today’s post marks our 52nd Weekly Word Watch. That’s an entire year of new and noteworthy, unusual and unlikely, and zeitgeisty and buzzy terms — nearly 240 of them, in fact. My personal favourite, for what it’s worth, is päntsdrunk, a Finnish-inflected word for the Scandinavian lifestyle trend of ‘drinking at home, alone, in your […]more
Every day I get asked why second language learning is so hard and what can be done to make it easier. One day a student came up to me after class and asked me how his mother could learn to speak English better. She did not seem to be able to break through and start […]more
Who am I? It’s a question I often ask myself when waking up. This isn’t (to my knowledge) because I’m trapped in a high-concept thriller when my brain is wiped every night when I fall asleep. It’s more because I’m not really a morning person. Personal identity is not just a problem for me before […]more