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· July, 2007

Stories about Language from July, 2007

Estonia: Names

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonian names.

Poland: Harry Potter in Polish

The planned publishing date for the Polish version of the final part of the J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series is scheduled for Jan. 27, 2008. The beatroot, however, reports that...

Puerto Rico: Why Write?

“Am I interested enough to write about it? Fellow bloggers know how hard it is to come up with content on a regular basis.” Gil the Jenius writes about…writing!

Jamaica: Adjust Your Tone

“Email messages here in the region can often sound abrupt, sharp and even downright rude. How do you adjust the tone of an email?” Jamaican Francis Wade has a few...

Global Voices in Persian Takes off

Global Voices in Persian finally takes off officially. It started its first baby steps in June and a few of its translations have already been republished on a few sites...

Jamaica: Forrest and Freedom

“This is what I feel writing and self-publishing has given me the right that I was born with–permission to speak.” Forrest Gump helps Jamaican blogger Geoffrey Philp understand the meaning...

China: Words for the Olympics

Planning on attending the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing? Ms. Jenkins at the Elizabeth in China blog has already begun thinking up ways to help prepare her readers with Dirty...

Kuwait: Pictures, Sights and Events

Kuwaiti bloggers are leaping into action, discovering their surroundings, attending events and covering them, keeping tabs on the latest developments on the arrest of the Monster of Hawali and looking...

Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, Dominica: On the Bookshelf

Instead of getting caught up in Potter-mania, Andre Bagoo has “fallen prey to the wonderful tone of White Teeth, a book I had avoided reading for years because of its...

Sri Lanka: English and Universal Language

A Janusis on the prevalence of English, the cultural and historical backdrop of the “universal language”.

Hong Kong: Cyber bullying

A newspapers editor and blogger Chow Chauli was attacked by some netizens in her blog's comment section because of her criticism in the newspapers about a B.T user “Nike” who...

China: Fascinating & Urban Collection T-shirt?

Kenneth Tan from Shanghaiist blogs a story about a T-shirt design that “greatly hurting the feelings of the Chinese people”.

China: Soft Advice In a Harmonious Society

Wang Lin noticed that there are many “soft and warm advice notices” around China, such as: “Soft and warm advice: please take care of your belonging, if you lose anything,...

Serbia: Borders

Anegdote writes on the visa regime liberalization with the EU members for Serbia.

Bahrain: Arabic Translations

Bint Battuta translates the second in a series of translations of blogs written in Arabic in Bahrain.

Estonia: Smaller Minorities

Itching for Eestimaa writes about Estonia's “smaller, less vocal minorities [that] usually get lost in the shuffle.”

Uzbekistan: Cyrillic confusion

Tolkun Umaraliev posts a funny picture showing the amount of confusion created by writing Russian words with Latin script in Uzbekistan.

Eastern Europe: Swedish Blog Update 2007

In his comprehensive review, Vilhelm Konnander writes that, unfortunately, Swedish foreign minister is no longer blogging about Eastern European affairs, but otherwise, "the Swedish blogosphere on Eastern Europe is undergoing...

China: Funny Typos

ESWN translated a blog post from Sohoxiaobao on some funny typographic mistakes that have political implication.

Lebanon: Stiff Nipples

Lebanese blogger Mazen writes about a new service with a twist in its provider's name.

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