If we're not careful The Lost Art of Letter Writing will soon be a reality. Today I received a handwritten card from a friend who is far away. She's from New Zealand, I'm from the UK. I currently live in South Africa and she recently moved from here to Asia. It made my day. The… Continue reading The Lost Art of Letter Writing
When you're learning a new language, it's easy for things to get lost in translation. When we lived in Istanbul we all made an effort at learning Turkish. Success was mixed. I enjoyed my Turkish lessons. However, the more I learned the more confused I became. Seemingly, Turkish is grammatically more closely related to Japanese or Korean than… Continue reading Lost in Translation: Learning Turkish
South African English can be confusing. Throw in some slang, some unique words and a few derived from Dutch. Let us decode and translate some of those words that have been baffling you.