This is what happens every time we plan a road trip, build furniture, shop for beverages and basically perform any activity that involves measurements.
Don’t get me started on navigating floors in large buildings…
One ocean, thousands of miles and endless bureaucracy. We didn’t have it as easy as ordinary people,
but this is no ordinary love.
Did I ever tell you that Latin is one of my top 5 favorite languages? That’s right. I took Latin back in high-school. We studied the language, learnt about their culture and read Caesar’s Gallic Wars. Sometimes my mind would wander off to things that may or may not have happened during the Roman Empire…
Ruminating, I stumbled upon the fact that using the word “alphabet” to refer to the sequence “a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z” is lexically inaccurate. Etymologically, “alphabet” goes back to the Ancient Greek “alphábetos”, with “álpha” and “beta” being the first two letters of the Greek alphabet.
Since English uses Latin letters, the right term to refer to “a b c d” – and so on – should be abecedary, or abecedarium if you’d like to be morphologically pedantic.
These are the things that keep me awake at night.
When I was four, my dad got our first gaming console. I was thrilled, except for the bit where I couldn’t understand anything the screen said. I knew all the letters, but their combinations didn’t make any sense to me. “It’s English”, my dad said.
Exactly two months left before the wedding day! How’s the planning going? Oh, well… easy peasy lemon squeezy.
“How was your trip” – “Amazing! Look, here’s a picture of my foot, this one is a close-up of my double chin, that’s my hair swirling around…”
Alright, alright. One picture came out quite ok: