Le cul entre les deux chaises

An American Spaniard in France or: How I Learned to Make an Ass of Myself in Three Cultures


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Word Mystery: slug / babosa / limace

Every Wednesday, I explore the linguistic origins of one word in different languages. Thinking of my Consistency Rule led me to critically consider the things I don’t eat. Most fall under the subheading Slimy with a cross-reference to both Icky … Continue reading


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Word Mystery: brother / hermano / frère

Every Wednesday, I explore the linguistic origins of one word in different languages I speak. “Brother” may become verboten along with some other words on this blog because it’s been popping up too often recently in really annoying ways, like … Continue reading


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Where you @?

Shortly after I arrived in Barcelona in 2005, I was pointed to Spain’s equivalent of Craisglist, Loquo. (There are actual Craigslist sites for Spain, but those are mostly used by foreigners.) On Loquo, I was looking for intercambios (language exchanges) … Continue reading