BlogArchive by Category "Off-Topic"
29 Aug 2019
I’m going to stray a little bit from my usual focus on language learning and I’m going to talk about education, in general. I’m going to talk universities and, specifically, refer to the strikes that we’re experiencing here in Canada in the Province of Quebec where university students have been striking for weeks now in […]Read more Universities – Who Should Pay?
Demonstrators in the Eastern Ukraine cities of Donetsk, Lugansk and Kharkiv have stormed government buildings, waving Russian flags. The scenario has some resemblance to what happened in Crimea. I have no idea what the people in these regions think, how many want to join Russia, how many support the government in Kiev, how many just […]Read more I spoke too soon, as things heat up again in Ukraine.
Russian president Vladimir Putin seems to have stirred up a hornet’s nest with his comment that the USA is not exceptional. Putin’s statement is a deliberate attempt to tease the US and garner support in his own country, but in the end probably quite banal. However, the reaction to Putin’s comments by some people in […]Read more Is the United States “Exceptional”
Lexiophiles has its annual poll on the best language blogs on the web. If you like this blog please vote for me. I don't know what it all means, but once I am in the race, it would be nice to finish near the top. The original banner provided by Le...Read more Please vote for this blog
I have now been banned from commenting on Benny's blog. No problem, his prerogative. You can find his justification there. BTW this is the first time I have been banned from a website.Leaving aside what I consider his flippant attitude to the comm...Read more Banned by Benny.
I will continue with my views on wine.First of all lets talk about categories.The different kinds of Chinese 白酒 are not wine. They are spirits or distilled alcohol or eau de vie. In this they are similar to Whisky, Vodka, Akvavit, Grappa, Gin, Cog...Read more More on Wine: Categories