October 2013

Grammatik for Dummies

For the past month I’ve been following an intensive French course, and one thing that has no doubt slipped through my fingers since I last learned a language is the terminology: what is a pronoun, a proposition, an indirect object, the imperfect, and even an adjective again? Well, luckily I stumbled across a godsend today in the form of a mini-series from sproget.dk. Continue reading

Too Good To Be True

A family member called me up today asking for advice on how to handle what post-purchase seemed like an Internet scam — which indeed it does. After having assured her in my best doctorly-vague manner (“I can’t see anything wrong at this point but let’s take an appointment with the bank for further check-ups…“), I noticed a step they might have taken in order to bypass common sense. Continue reading