Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Awesome Words in Other Languages

Recently, I was reading a blog post by K.M. Weiland about the value of language. In it, she mentioned how some languages have words for concepts that another tongue might not have a word for. This seemed like a fascinating concept, so I decided to look for words in other languages which had no English equivalent. Below are some of these words.

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Events of Tuesday

Tuesday was a rather interesting day, and I thought I'd share the adventures with you.

Yesterday morning, we got up at eight, because an electrician was supposed to come and replace some of the outlets. I'm not a morning person, and I had got up early the previous two days, so I was grumpy and tired.
Nine o'clock came and went, still no sign of the electrician. Mom had some toast, I ate some leftover pizza. No electrician, no call. Finally, we got tired of waiting. We had shopping and other things to do, so we left around ten thirty.

Drawing of Pikachu with helmet and tool belt
"Pikachu Electrician" by Kawaiichinmoku.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Customer Man

My friend sent a package to her family, and had set it up so she would receive a message when they got it. Eventually, the package arrived, and a message came to her saying they had received it. But it's the wording that was truly fantastic.
"Met customer man. Gave package. Man was grateful."
'Customer man'? It sounds like he ought to be a superhero with a cape. "It's a bird, it's a plane, it's Customerman!" And it seems he's very grateful about getting packages.
Anyway, my friend found it just as humorous, and came into my room to tell me about the adventures of Customerman, and whoever wrote that terrific synopsis. Or as it might be better phrased, "Met friend woman. Heard story. Woman was amused."

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Simplistic or Uncreative Place Names

There are great many places in the world, with different names. Some of them are surprisingly simplistic. And, in some cases, they may not seem very creative. Below are a few of these.