Tuesday October 31, 2006
A few weeks ago I wrote about some of my favorite German words. At the time, I'd only taken a few weeks of intensive German classes. During the last few weeks I've spent here in The DE, I've noticed something else about German that is very striking to my native-English-speaker ears: the straightforward way that Germans often express things that we would probably come up with a euphemism for in English.
Tuesday October 24, 2006
I've been seeing posters all over Leipzig for the new Enigma album. Remember Enigma?
They did that new-agey song "Deep Forest" [Update: Wrong! Deep Forest was actually a similar-but-distinct group from the same era...] about a million years ago? Yeah, they're still around, and they've been based in Germany all along—you could have knocked me over with a feather.