Read before publishing: newspaper’s silly mistakes

Every morning on my commute to work, I read Toronto’s edition of the Metro newspaper. Spoiler alert: I am in Toronto. And sometimes they confuse me… Ok, nobody’s perfect and a mistake here or there is no big deal. But it also depends on the kind of mistake. I am not talking about grammar here.…

This was 2016 in the blog

A new year has come along with new year’s resolutions such as reading blogs. Therefore, we start 2017 revisiting 2016. This way, if you’re new to the blog, you can learn what it is about. Conversely, if you’re a faithful reader, you can re-read the most popular posts. These are the posts published in 2016…

Summer’s come! Let’s enjoy it

Yes, summer’s finally come and we have three full months to enjoy it before it’s gone. Ok, if you leave far north, it might not feel as great as around the Mediterranean yet. It could be worse, though; you could live in the southern hemisphere and be welcoming—so to speak—winter. Anyway, let’s go back to…

Saint George hangover

Yesterday was Sant Jordi, the Catalan Saint Valentine, the book and the rose, the stands and the crowds in the streets. As always, the amount of presents received is: 0. It’s got nothing to do with being single. My exes weren’t the paradigm of romanticism—just an observation, not a bitter complaint. [You don’t insist on…

You’re not the WordPress I fell in love with

WordPress keeps annoyingly upgrading to impractical looks and as much as I like this platform—or maybe because I do—I need to draw attention to its absurd visualisation upgrades. I started blogging with three blogs in different platforms. There was this WordPress blog and two other that in a few months merged into my other WordPress…

Three years, three months and three days

That’s this blog’s age. Over these more than three years there’ve been several changes on my blog. I used to pick a new theme every year and not even the blog’s name is the same. Does anybody remember Òscar’s modern life? That was before I went completely professionally into languages. And now there’s even a…

‘After Ever After’ – Jon Cozart (Paint)

Were you not taken aback by the sight of a video in my blog, you should read it more often. There must be an important reason for my adding the very first one to this post, don’t you think? Just read the post; it’s short. On the 13th of March, Jon Cozart (Paint), a young…

Search within a specific website or domain

At the beginning of the week I promised to tell you a simple trick I used to look up words in an online dictionary even though it was unavailable because of updating works. Not only can you consult a dictionary with this search operator, but you can also do a search within a whole specific…

Technical problems right before the deadline

The week when February changed to March was (because of budget reasons) the last time I worked on the final revision of the chemistry dictionary and it’s worth being mentioned. Exciting as ending a project can be — because either you can see the result of your work or you can devote to something new…