Category Archives: Starters

Italian for beginners

Italian has a bunch of boobytraps to trick unsuspecting foreigners like myself into making massive twats out of themselves. For instance, a lot of words will come in twin pairs: one masculine version, often ending in -o, and one feminine … Continue reading

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Curry isn’t curry.

Food can be so confusing, or rather, food names can be so confusing. The moment people started shipping food around the world, this whole massive great mix-up started. People started misinterpreting names and everything went downhill from there. Most recent … Continue reading

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The only thing to fear is fear itself. That and butterflies.

For a fierce and fearsome dictatress, I really do have an awful lot of irrational fears. For instance, every time I’m on a plane and we take off, I’m a whisker away from losing it completely. If, in summer, a … Continue reading

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