Tag: Berlin

  • You can’t do that.. just think of Health and Safety

    [youtube W4o0ZVeixYU] Fast lane at Berlin, Alexanderplatz

  • Seeed – Ding

    a lot of my nights in Berlin were like this [youtube]MNRNGesJGcc[/youtube] mostly thanks to the dirtyraggasquad and their friends.

  • 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 followed Davi. She has a nose for these things and an infectious enthusiasm. There are…

  • 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 i’ve see it as no worse than any other airport I’ve passed through and assumed…

  • 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 and soft drink in the departure lounge. My journey home to Yorkshire next month is…

  • 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 beginning we all have a lot of things bursting to get out, it will get…

  • 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 & lots of reaction time experiments, some elegant computer models of language acquistion & mercifully…

  • 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 anything remotely jingoistic that might involve descent into choruses of “In-ger-land! In-ger-land! In-ger-laaand!!!” Partly because…

  • Mussels, mammals and a few other animals

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    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 largest of its kind. Star feature is the world’s largest dinosaur skeleton, a brachiosaurus found…