In the four years since my master’s thesis was published by Western Oregon University on Digital Commons, it has been downloaded 2,036 times. Oddly, though, I have not heard from readers or seen it cited. What strange times we live in! If you read my thesis, please email email@example.com or leave a comment to let me know how you used it in your research and/or practice. Thanks!
I’ve been hearing about a holiday called «cuaresma» on the Latin radio stations I always listen to. I looked it up and learned it means Lent. It comes from the Latin word «cuadrogésimo», which means forty days, the length of Lent. I love learning!
Diccionario de la lengua española. [Mobile application]. Madrid, ES. Real Académia Española y Associatión de Academias Españolas.
The Word of the Day in my Span¡shDict! app is esposa, which they say means both wife and handcuff. Hmm.
In Spanish, el pezón—a masculine noun—is the woman’s nipple, and la tetilla—a feminine noun—is the man’s nipple. #gender #español
In the spirit of saying Hey! Look at Deaf language artists! I’d like to share with you a Facebook Page I was turned on to today called ASL 1–10 Stories. 1–10 stories are a genre of ASL poetry using sign/classifier “rhymes” of the handshapes for the numbers 1 through 10. You have to learn to understand ASL on a sophisticated level to appreciate these stories, and I’ve never seen hearing people do them as well as Deaf people, so I like to think of it this way: if Paul & Tina are your appetizer, learn ASL from Deaf people so you can enjoy ASL poetry for dessert!