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Parse that!

Another head-scratcher. Yesterday’s Los Angeles Times had this headline: Man in U.S. illegally accused of fatally attacking woman with hammer. So are they going after the people who illegally accused him?  

Zero Emission

Photo Gallery Big week: I can celebrate 2,000 commuter miles on our new electric vehicle. Time for an interim report. Last November, we ordered the just-introduced Volkswagen e-Golf. We had been looking at electric cars for some time, but they were either too expensive (Tesla) or just too strange (i3). We wanted something that looked and felt like a car. With the e-Golf, Volkswagen was...

Pizza Feng Shui

You know it has to be California when the top daily newspaper in the state writes in a restaurant review: The haphazardly arranged dining room has all the feng shui of your downstairs closet… They were talking about the pizza restaurant Mother Dough in Silver Lake, by the way. Once upon a time, I blogged quite a few such short observations. I don’t know why I’m no...

Frozen

Who would have guessed that it is the movie industry that seems to revert the race-to-the-bottom trend in foreign-language localization? The same industry that is notorious for nonsensical translations of movie titles? Well, “reverting” is maybe an exaggeration, but read the Rebecca Keegan article ‘Frozen’: Finding a diva in 41 languages, which appeared in today’s...

Zuglenkung

Die Nachrichtenmeldung des Tages war, für mich zumindest, diese: Ein ICE hat bei Fulda die Abzweigung nach Berlin verpasst. Ich bin kein Eisenbahner, aber mir war immer so, als würde der Zugführer nicht die Weichen stellen. Dafür, dachte ich, sei der Fahrdienstleiter zuständig bzw. heutzutage die automatisierte Zuglenkung. Wenn dem so ist, hat der ICE die Abzweigung nicht verpaßt,...

Buch mit sieben Siegeln

Ich bin mit dem nachstehenden Zitat von Lena etwas spät dran. Lena mal beiseite – ich habe schon lange aufgehört, mich zu wundern, was da manchmal vom „Client Check“ aus Deutschland zurückkommt: Ich finde ja Kameras nicht halb so schlimm wie Fotoapparate. Kann man das sagen, Fotoapparate? Fotoapparats? Apparato? Apparati? [Quelle:...

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