la mantequilla está en la biblioteca

What do I do when I'm not coding? Lots of things, considering that I've been doing almost no coding lately. (All of this week's requests for code have been met with what can only be described as derisive giggling on my part.) Not sure why, but right now, when the brain stumbles onto the word code, I suddenly find myself with an immediate need to be in the living room, clipping recipes out of old Penzey's catalogs.

In other words, not a good sign for the code output.

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Random English, incoherently spoken

This link, English as She is Spoke, has a writeup that makes it well worth examining:

"This 1883 book is without question the worst phrasebook ever written. The writer, Pedro Carolino, who was Portuguese, did not particularly speak English, nor did he have a Portuguese-English dictionary available. Instead, he worked with a French-English phrasebook and a Portuguese-French dictionary. The results, I'm sure you'll agree, are staggering."Today's snippet-o-joy from Danno:

What feels partial to me

I never suspected that offering to host the greymatter hacks and mods site would lead to this…

Other languages, other words

Languages fascinate me, and thus this page, Fluent French: Experiences of an English Speaker, fascinated me. I've always regretted not deeply studying any language besides English (though I have a smattering of phrases in several languages and a bit of German under my belt).

Some people have drugs, booze, or chocolate. In the end, I have words. Think of that as you will.