Saturday, April 23

Happy Easter Holidays!

I hope you enjoy it at least as much as my boyfriend does. :)))

Friday, April 15


I bought myself a new bag last week. The left one is the new one.

And I bought a new cell phone today, the white one is the new one.

Would you say I'm a person of habit? :))

Tuesday, April 12

Happy B-day to meeeee ....

It's funny how you get a thousand "happy B-days" on your Facebook one year and how you get none the following year, when you hide your birth date. :) A reality check how many people actually care about that and a wall clean of fake "I-wish-you-all-the-bests" at the same time. :)

I spent my B-day at some extra lectures and then I had to go home and revise for my exam next week. No time to party.

Luckily, there was an hour in between, when I got to celebrate with my friends, a pile of muffins and a cup of coffee. :)

Happy B-day to me! :)

Tuesday, April 5

Politically correct?

Today we were talking about political correctness in our sociolinguistics class. I have mixed thoughts about it:

First, the N-word. Do you know which one it is? I didn't think it was that obvious. At the end we were talking about coloured and African-American people. Which one is better? The first one sounds like white people have no colour. Well, at least I don't, but I would love to! :)

On the other hand people are of different colours. I don't want to support racism, let's clear that up, I'm strongly against that. But I don't see the point. Why wouldn't we embrace all these different races? What if you say your dog is a German shepherd, is that politically incorrect too? Should we just call all of them them "dogs"?

I love a quote from Two and a Half Men regarding that topic:
"Evelyn: Well, we can rule out ecstasy. I mean, that's a powerful aphrodisiac ... I've heard.
Jake: Nowadays you're supposed to say African-American disiac!"

The second thing we were talking about was the sexism. I know English has a lot of "-man" words. In our language we use different suffixes to fix that, English invented several "-woman" expressions and many neutral ones. But there was one that really bothered me: Obviously you can't even call a scarecrow a straw-man any more, nowadays it's called a straw-person!

Now, come on ... that's just stupid. :P We all know men are waaay scarier than women. ;)