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Archive for October, 2010

All Rabbit’s Friends and Relations

A recent conversation with my flatmate inspired to write today’s post. He was then just about to start a new course at the university and I was asking if he was looking forward to meeting new people. However, I used the word Kollegen and was immediately corrected: your co-students are Kommilitonen (fellow students), not Kollegen […]

batteln ≠ betteln!

Remember my musings about alkoholfrei and jugendfrei? Well, after some break I am finally coming back to linguistic topics today. Again I’m going to write about the englishisation (own neologism) of the German language. I was watching German TV (again! It’s an endless source of inspiration to me!) and there was a casting show for […]

Le Tête en Friche – My Afternoons with Marguerite or rather My Afternoons with Margueritte!

Le Tête en Friche is a French film directed by Jean Becker and with Gérard Depardieu and Gisèle Casadesus. It’s FilmFest time here in Hamburg, you know, so I’ve been spending quite a lot of time in cinemas recently. That’s why please excuse me another off-topic but I really wanted to share my delight with […]


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