· August, 2007

Stories about Language from August, 2007

Estonia, Russia: Battling the “Kommisars of the Net”

  10 August 2007

Itching for Eestimaa shares the techniques of “battling Russian nationalists” on the Web: “…a tutorial on how to flip their arguments on their head, and move the discussion into territory so foreign to them, they will find themselves actually agreeing with you because they have no idea what you are...

Trinidad & Tobago: That is the Question

  10 August 2007

“Now I think I'm someone of at least average intelligence, but for the life of me I can't figure out how to answer this question”: Manicou is stumped when filling out an application for a Trinidad & Tobago birth certificate.

Japan: Street Artist in Tokyo

  8 August 2007

Hasan at hasanhujairi[dot]com writes about a street artist who draws calligraphy on the sidewalk in Harajuku, Tokyo. Hasan writes: “I couldn’t help but take in the site of him with an after-taste of envy; something about being a street artist always seemed radically magical to me.”

Scandinavia: “Rysk Mosaik” Russia Bloghub

  7 August 2007

Rysk Mosaik is a new Scandinavian bloghub for blogs in Swedish, Danish, and Norwegian, about Russian politics and society. It currently publishes posts from six Scandinavian blogs, but has the potential to become a regional Russia bloghub. The downside of it is that it is limited to blogs in Scandinavian...

China: Literary review blog back

  2 August 2007

Staff writer at the Chinese media news blog Danwei Joel Martinsen is back from beyond the great firewall of China with Twelve Hours Later, the latest location of Martinsen's ongoing translation and review of Chinese science fiction, fantasy and mainstream fiction.

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