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Thursday, February 6, 2014

New Words: Petrichor and Nystagmus

Petrichor

Nystagmus

Special thanks to Far Enough East

posted by ferret at 10:45 am  

Monday, November 4, 2013

New Words: Bast and Keen

Bast

Keen

posted by ferret at 2:32 pm  

Saturday, March 30, 2013

Chinese Girls with English Names

There were those girls I met years ago when I first came to Shanghai, the ones with names like Xinglei, Liming, Zhang Jing… there were many. I could never remember their names the first time. The second time was hard too. And the third. Point is that I eventually got it, and when I did it was glorious!

What happened? Years later Xinglei became Cindy, Liming Linda, Zhang Jing Jane.

I feel a bit sad, almost like there’s a part of them missing now. I wonder if they feel the same.

posted by ferret at 10:02 pm  

Monday, April 16, 2012

New Words: Quincunx and Plangent

Quincunx

Plangent

posted by ferret at 4:59 pm  

Monday, March 19, 2012

New Words: Shako and Tribades

Shako

Tribades

posted by ferret at 6:08 pm  

Friday, December 23, 2011

New Words: Marcid and Barbican

Marcid

Barbican

posted by ferret at 5:41 pm  

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Words: Testudo and Glaucous

Testudo

Glaucous

posted by ferret at 8:52 pm  

Friday, August 12, 2011

New Words: Omerta and Sulcus

Omerta

Sulcus

posted by ferret at 10:22 pm  

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

New Words: Parturient and 喁唼

Parturient

(yóngshà)

(For Chinese geeks, I found this word in 徐志摩’s poem 《私语》.)

posted by ferret at 12:04 am  

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Words: Anserous and Aposiopesis

Anserous

Aposiopesis

posted by ferret at 7:09 pm  
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