Category: Language

  • Exiguous Grimm 

    Thank you, #Grimm, for teaching me the word exiguous. I like “I would like to practice my English” too— nice excuse to switch languages. ;-)

  • Cuaresma 

    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!

  • Esposa = handcuff?

    The Word of the Day in my Span¡shDict! app is esposa, which they say means both wife and handcuff. Hmm.

  • El pezón y la tetilla

    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

  • Teach the language that makes one happy

    "Teaching the language that makes one happy” — a good, short read! I will use it as an ASL teacher. via @academia — Daniel Greene (@danielgreene) January 6, 2016