Archive | August, 2013

102 great words that aren’t in English but should be!

29 Aug

Stephen Liddell

I spent 4 years at a college in London University studying Africa and Asia.  It was the most wonderful place due to the exposure of various languages and cultures and when I say various I mean hundreds.  I remember one day on the train thinking to myself how many countries I had friends from.  Given that I didn’t know every ones nationality, it says a lot that I went from A-Z almost off the top of my head.

One of my Professors was a certain Alexander Piatigorsky who died just a year or two ago at a very good age.  He would be able to tell someone exactly where they came from going by their name and he would also know their ethnic group and how in 5-10 stages you could take that name or ethnic group and see how it relates to everyone else.  He was a genius and…

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