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Fast lane at Berlin, Alexanderplatz

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Seeed – Ding

a lot of my nights in Berlin were like this mostly thanks to the dirtyraggasquad and their friends.

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Vor dem Palast in Rom

When in Rome one might expect people to speak Italian or possibly Latin. Here in Berlin, I didn’t necessarility expect to be sitting in the theatre in Tachales watching Titus Andronicus performed in Japanese. Why am I here? I just … Continue reading

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Stanstead -> Schˆnefeld

As that wise man Douglas Adams pointed out, it is probably not a coincidence that no language on earth has a use for the phrase ‘as beautiful as an airport’ yet architects continue to rave about Stanstead. In the past … Continue reading

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Return to Berlin £33.31

Ryanair are a wildly successful and profitable company who have the generosity to send me to Berlin and back for £33.31. Exclusive of taxes that is £7.98 for their trouble. I will spend more than that on an over-priced sandwich … Continue reading

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48163 words to go

I am happy enough with my first days nanowriming, i’ve done 1837 words so far which ahead of the 1666 per diem requirement and i didn’t even use those 160 words I had ready and waiting. Of course, at the … Continue reading

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June Reading List

The Psychology of Language – Trevor Harley An excellent introduction to psycholinguistics. It covers lots of ground that is of interest to psychologists & less so to linguists. So that’s stuff on speech production and perception (fun with phonemes) lots … Continue reading

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By George, It’s Bill’s 440th birthday!

Yes, St George’s day has swung round again, but there will be no celebrations in the name of some bloodthirsty, semi-mythical Turk, (if you must do that, St Nicolas is a better choice) I don’t want to be involved in … Continue reading

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Mussels, mammals and a few other animals

I’m going to Berlin in a few weeks, I shan’t miss their Museum f¸r Naturkunde. Here’s what my guide book says: Museum f¸r Naturkunde – Invalidenstra?e 43 With over 60 million exhibits, the natural history museum is one of the … Continue reading

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