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Word Shape

I recently did a writing exercise with Karen Terrey where we attempted to associate words not by meaning, but by shape or sound. The idea was to open up new avenues of connection in our writing. This is what I came up with, beginning with the word defenestrate. You might have more fun reading this […]

We the Translation, Habitually Done.

As many of you know, East Asia is a wonderful source for colorful mistranslation. If you are unfamiliar with the specifics, engrish.com will surely avail you of all you need to know. However, lest you think the language barrier only works one way, lest you think all your base are belong to us, I submit […]

Adventures in Linguistics

Korean (한국어) differs from English in every way you can imagine.  It also differs in some ways you cannot imagine.  Because of this both Koreans and native speakers of English often end up with creative grammar, weirdness galore and unintentional humor when they stray from their mother tongues. The Korean-speaking-English weirdness manifests in what I […]