Jan. 13th, 2009

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Check out [livejournal.com profile] elionwyr's new Etsy shop!

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It's a "soft opening," says she, so more items will be coming. But she needs to raise money now, so go look. :)
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I would love to be able to read this Japanese Wikipedia article on "Engrish."

I ran across it because I was looking for a longer list like this of supposed English loanwords that are used in Japanese and either are incomprehensible to non-Japanese English speakers or are understandable but sound strange (like saying "mug-cup" instead of "mug"). [livejournal.com profile] sho_sunaga put me onto the original 和製英語 ("made-in-Japan English") article that led me there. One of my students really wants to know which words she needs to change or avoid, which I think is a very good idea. It's great that she has these words to draw on, but just like a native English speaker going to France, it's dangerous to use familiar words willy-nilly without realizing that the meanings and pronunciations of the French mutated when they entered English.

Between the two lists I should be able to put together a good list, but the problem is that I don't know which of these Japanese words are actually really common and which I don't need to worry about teaching to my clients because no one really uses them anyway. :P I can take a guess at which are more common, of course ...
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I have a package of chicken sausage (links) with pumpkin that I really need to use up. It's good stuff from the farmer's market; it's just that I think it'll be on the sweet side and I didn't want to waste it on a tomato sauce that I don't think would really complement it.

I was intrigued by the notion of a nut-and-cream sauce from Bittman's book but I don't feel like playing with the blender, so any other ideas on what to do with 'em? I don't think they're quite strongly flavored enough to eat by themselves.
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The night before last I had a dream that I woke up from because I was so irritated because within the dream people were using the word "herpetology" when they clearly meant "microbiology" or something. Bizarre!

Last night I dreamed there was a big earthquake in the Bay Area around 8:15 in the morning. It lasted a fairly long time and the dream itself went on long enough that I was able to get up and go to my laptop and get on quake.usgs.gov and find the quake--north and westish of here--a pretty big square, about a cm across on my laptop's screen, which means at least a 6.0. And it was overlaid with an aftershock that was just as big. Whee!

Here's hoping THAT doesn't happen anytime soon.

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