When you’ve lived in a country long enough–even if you tend to live in a bubble or under a rock–eventually local cultural phenomena infiltrate your consciousness. As Easter approached this year, I had one of those moments where something that had vaguely hovered on the periphery a few years in a row suddenly punctured my littleContinue reading “The Passion Dutch Style”
Monthly Archives: April 2017
Pornographic Chickens & War
The internet is life changing. Even though I live abroad, I can see my friend’s children growing up through Facebook (or at least get little glimpses), I can ‘meet’ bloggers from Chile, Canada and the United Arab Emirates and find groups of people with similar interests. I can look up things on Wikipedia, read fromContinue reading “Pornographic Chickens & War”
He Got me at Ambulatory, but What about Gimcrack?
When we were first dating, my husband used complex English words, some of which I, as a native English speaker, didn’t even know. Consider the word “ambulatory”, which means to the ability to walk about (thus not bedridden). I don’t know how ambulatory came up, but he correctly guessed the meaning at a time when I wasContinue reading “He Got me at Ambulatory, but What about Gimcrack?”