bloggy english

Thursday, January 14th, 2021

New year, new you? I believe the ’honking’ here is not necessarily English based, but if you need to do it in a particular anglo accent, call me.

Sunday, January 10th, 2021
BuzzFeed UK

Two countries separated by a common language.

"It's autumn, as in the season"

Thanks to:

Wednesday, January 6th, 2021
BBC Three

So many flavors (oops, flavours?).

How can one person be this good at accents?!

Monday, January 4th, 2021
12 Swedish Words You Can't Translate Into English

Well, you can translate them a little, but not with one word. It's complicated.

From 'moon road' to couples committed but not all that committed, sometimes Swedish words just don't translate directly to English.

Sunday, January 3rd, 2021

Perhaps 2021 is the year that ypu really invest in improving your English skills. Call me for all the ”explanations” you seek.

Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
Why are British place names so hard to pronounce?

This sort of inconsistency in English keeps me in business, but even I don't understand the British crazy. https://youtu.be/uYNzqgU7na4

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Tuesday, December 8th, 2020
'Emotional But Rational': Ikea Discontinues Its Long-Running Catalog

Well, at least it outlasted the phonebook. https://www.npr.org/2020/12/07/943886033/emotional-but-rational-ikea-discontinues-its-long-running-catalog

After decades of saying "hej" to the world, it's time for Ikea's famous catalog to say "adjö." But many fans say they're disappointed by the move.

Monday, December 7th, 2020
Why Swedes don’t speak to strangers

I'm a peach, you're a coconut. Sounds like the beginning of a lovely cocktail mix. ... See more

In Sweden, casual chattiness is seen as needless, since conversation is used for exchanging real, meaningful information.

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2020
Why Small Talk Is Good For You

Hey Swedes, titta här. It's GOOD for you. C'mon now. https://www.discovermagazine.com/mind/why-small-talk-is-good-for-you

Casual chats with people we encounter in our daily routine can go a long way toward relieving loneliness. Even during a pandemic, there are safe ways to engage.

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