Browsing Month July, 2009

Updates will continue to be slow for Double-Tongued

My family and I are in the process of moving ourselves and our belongings from New York City to the San Francisco Bay area—completely across North America—so updates will continue to be sporadic on this web site. Stay subscribed, though, because they will resume their previous vigor in just a couple of weeks.

Call of nature

My latest column in the Malaysia Star. It is written for English learners. … Bodily functions are a rich source of English slang, so naturally, we have a lot of ways of saying “urinate,” “defecate” and “go somewhere to urinate and/or defecate.” Here’s a quick rundown of appropriate usage. Freshen up. This can mean anything more…