Cool Parisian Store Fronts

Honoré de Balzac  once wrote ‘Les devantures de boutiques sont devenues des poèmes commerciaux’ (1837) Store fronts have become commercial poems. I spotted these absolutely gorgeous store fronts in Paris, which immediately stood out from the mass-market world we’ve all become accustomed to. I’ll do my very best to translate their meaning in English. Louvre Bouteille […]

Mr Tong’s Express [Photo]

Picture taken in Leidseplein, Amsterdam – Easter 2010

Social networks are lost in translation…

The Brits are notoriously bad at foreign languages. I have met so many people in the UK, including Brits, Kiwis, Ozzies, Saffas and Americans,  who wished they could speak another language. There seems to be a common misconception that learning a foreign language is easy. My dear friends, you couldn’t be more wrong – learning […]

The horny onion and the scary looking gherkin

This almost sounds like a twisted tale written in Vegetable Land! I am in fact talking about Burger King’s latest Dutch ad campaign, spotted on Marketing Profs Daily fix. After landing in Amsterdam, feeling a little peckish, Paul Williams headed to Burger King and discovered this controversial ad on his tray…  [Click here to view […]

Cuil review from a linguistic point of view…

  I picked up a thread by Mashable on Twitter this morning talking about the new search engine Cuil, packed with ex-Googlers in their team. Cuil claim to be the world’s biggest search engine, with an index of 120 billion websites in the world. Rather than relying on superficial popularity metrics, Cuil searches for and […]