February 2010

Upper and lower case

February 18, 2010

Have you ever wondered where “upper case” and “lower case” come from? I hadn’t until I came across an explanation as I was trying to work out whether it should be Beaux-Arts or beaux-arts. The “case” (from Latin cassa, “box”)...

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Posted by céline on February 18, 2010
Words

The White Ribbon

February 8, 2010

This entry has nothing to do with English, French or translation. I just really want to share a film that I saw at the weekend. Once again, it’s directed by Michael Haneke, who is fast becoming my favorite director. After...

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Posted by céline on February 8, 2010
Culture

Nut roast

February 1, 2010

I spent last Monday interpreting in East Sussex. After a busy day, we all ended up in a lovely pub with an interesting history in Lewes to have dinner and talk about forthcoming projects. Little did I know that a...

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Posted by céline on February 1, 2010
Words