Via Onze Taal: “For years Martin van Acht (39) from Eindhoven thought that the only Dutch in existence was Brabant dialect. What a surprise he got when at secondary school he suddenly had to learn how to talk General Civilised Dutch.” I once joined a local band to learn Dutch and it was only when I bought a telly six months later and couldn’t understand a word of the 8pm news that I discovered that I’d learnt a Low Saxon dialect.
- How do you do and how do you do your wife?
In I always get my sin, a new book by ex-Heineken boss, Maarten Rijkens (via Onze Taal) . Natashka over at
I can’t remember learning to read texts or music, so phonics means little to me. I do remember that different headteachers
- Press excerpts for language learning
This is cool: BebaManno reads the Guardian, which means I don’t have to, and I get to learn Italian at the
- French revolution
With the Olympics only four years away, Beijing is keen to have us believe that Chinese policemen do not torture and
- Fighting drunk
Last night we were singing at a function and I started needling the French alto about Trafalgar, so she hit me