1. February 06, 2024

    Did John F. Kennedy show his support to the people of Berlin? Or tell the world he's a jam-filled doughnut? Time to look into this urban myth.

  2. January 07, 2024

    Unearthing false friends: A linguistic dig into Arabic and Germanic Earth Words and their misleading similarities.

  3. December 28, 2022

    Let's take a look at how Gift went from meaning present to poison. Welcome to the deadly side of etymology.

  4. October 16, 2022

    Brand in German and English are not the false friends we were led to believe.  They were both forged from the same burning iron.

  5. September 04, 2022

    German has a surprising number of words borrowed from Latin. Some of them are literal translations of their Latin counterparts. Let's look at some examples.

  6. July 19, 2021

    I am not a big fan of language tests but I took and passed the Telc B1 test. I explain why I took it and how I prepared for it.

  7. March 29, 2021

    I am learning German because I relocated to Berlin in 2018. My story with the language goes back even further though. Join me on this journey.