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The Bond of Language

Posted on January 16 2017 The-Bond-of-Language-usa2

There may be no more comforting experience than hearing your own language when far from home. For instance, searching for the rumored bus station in a small town in Indonesia and having a well educated local take you under their wing. Even hearing your local accent, your home town twang, in a strange city in(…)

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To be a Stranger in a Strange Land

Posted on January 08 2017 hand-with-pointing-finger

  The notion that it’s a small world is just that, a notion. It is a large world, and one that differs greatly from place to place. Of course, though, modern technology has tightened things up. We can go to Google Earth and visit any little corner of any town in any country that strikes(…)

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“Check-bin” Please and Other English Words in Thai

Posted on January 02 2017 thailand-1377066_960_720

Language doesn’t exist in a vacuum. We take it with us when we travel whether it be the slow migration of cultures moving from region to region or a backpacker hopping on a jet to explore the world for a year before settling down to life, language is our most essential baggage. English has become(…)

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What Happened with Slang in 2016?

Posted on December 30 2016

One of the great side effects of the massive breath of the English language is the slang to which it has given birth. As English has become the language of the world, the slang works its way into cultures and countries everywhere. Cool, kinky, crazy slang words of course. Hang out, chill out, freak out(…)

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Is Donald Trump Guilty Of Hubris?

Posted on December 19 2016 Donald_Trump_2016-01-19_Iowa_State

Donald Trump wowed every thinking man and woman in America, most around the world, and perhaps beyond if there is intelligent life out there by winning the US presidential election against all odds back in November. He broke every guideline, rule and taboo of political campaigns. He insulted his opponents, belittled the press, and told(…)

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