Tag Archives: Part of the Language

Can We Conversate?

As the lead instructor of a federally-funded program many years ago, my manager walked into the office, looked at my desk and exclaimed, “You know, a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind!” I looked at him and … Continue reading

Posted in Fantasy Fun, It's part of the language!, Real life | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Can We Conversate?


Philly to English; English to Philly!

Charles Berlitz, linguist and language teacher, garnered a fortune developing books and courses teaching people to speak languages other than their own.  When I studied German in high school and college, I made it a point to tuck a pocket-sized … Continue reading

Posted in It's part of the language!, Real life | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Philly to English; English to Philly!

Wenn Sie in diesem Land leben . . .

Speak the language!  German scholars will recognize the title as “If you live in this country. . .”  Most of us know this statement well and hear it from time to time when one of us is frustrated by a … Continue reading

Posted in It's part of the language! | Tagged , , , , , | Comments Off on Wenn Sie in diesem Land leben . . .