Monday, 30 November 2015

Tuesday, 24 November 2015

In Brazil, These Books Double as Subway Tickets

In Brazil, These Books Double as Subway Tickets:


A creative way to promote literacy. I am on board!

The Ticket Books collection included ten titles: Peanuts: Friendship. That’s What Friends Are For by Charles M. Schulz, Garfield: Sorry by Jim Davis, Hundred Love Sonnets by Pablo Neruda, The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Art of War by Sun Tzu, Sherlock Holmes: The Hound of Baskerville by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Hamlet by William Shakespeare, Murder Alley by Agatha Christie, Chives In Trouble! by Mauricio de Sousa, and Quintana Pocket by Mario Quintana. The books also featured cover art inspired by subway maps.

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Words matter in ‘ISIS’ war, so use ‘Daesh’ - The Boston Globe

Words matter in ‘ISIS’ war, so use ‘Daesh’ - The Boston Globe:



That lefait is very crafty! Is this pronounced ‘douche’?

LOL, Lefait is pretty crafty. He knows a lot of things about a lot of things, too.  In this case he knew what was up with calling them daesh nearly 2 years before almost anyone else over here figured it out.  I don’t think it’s pronounced douche. I pronounce it dash. Sometimes I wonder if it is really supposed to be pronounced with 2 syllables: dah-esh. But I’m not sure. Maybe @lefaitjugelhomme can clarify.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Brazilian Portuguese Grammar: Homonyms #5

Cela - a small room, usually used in the term of a cell (such as you might find in a jail)

Sela - to seal; saddle