A Frog-Brit Pot-Pourri. 35.2

Previously on Equinoxio: a leisurely stroll, hopping from London to Paris and back. Above: Saint-Germain-des-prés. (Ours) First built in the 5th century, rebuilt around the 10th… Just around the time the French and the English started bickering. 🙂 London. Theirs. Saint-Martin-in-the-fields. No fields around, but the memories of the Orchestra’s founder, Sir Neville Marriner, who…

An English-Frog Pot-Pourri. 35.1

Few nations have warred for so long, a thousand years, give or take. And yet, are England and France so different? More like fighting brothers, rivaling for supremacy within the family. I’ve mentioned it before, the English have no real language of their own: a simplified German grammar over 70% french vocabulary. But that language…

Disaster Pot-Pourri. (34)

A major disaster occurred last Saturday. I was reorganizing some files on my external back-up drive, deleting duplicate folders after upgrading my Mac to OS Sierra (Don’t do the upgrade!). And as I deleted unnecessary folders, I erased all my photos back-up. 😦 Non de Dieu de putain de bordel de merde! (Don’t even try…

Visages de Paris

Faces of Paris 2. But who’s counting? Dreams of humanity. Banks of the Seine, summer 2015. Square Gabriel Pierné, between Rue de Seine, and Rue Mazarine, right behind the Académie Française and le pont des arts. I had no idea what this statue (walked by countless times) means, or who is portrayed. Could be Demeter,…

El lenguaje – ¿por qué importa ir más allá de la jodida RAE?

Originally posted on Development through Anthropology:
El debate del lenguaje inclusivo vs. economía del lenguaje establecido por la Real Academia Española (RAE) ha ido evolucionando a través de los años. No porque las partes de este debate hayan encontrado una forma de conciliación, sino porque la fluidez del género y las necesidades de ir más allá…