karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Default)
What do you call the different departments (politics, economy, sports etc.) of a newspaper organisation (not the physical newspaper)?
In German it's the rather obscure "Ressort".

ETA: Thanks to all who commented, they're called desks.
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Balthasar)
The last episode of the series looks at what the English might be/sound like in 200 years' time.

Result!

3 Feb 2009 06:49 pm
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Balthasar)
I scored 19/20 in the English test on the BBC News website. I got one question wrong because I was unsure of the difference between simile and metaphor. I have to admit that I answered one question by eliminating the wrong options as I didn't know the word in question, though.

Wen

16 Jun 2008 06:13 pm
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Balthasar)
To those who I asked over the weekend: Remember the word I didn't know? The online Merriam-Webster has this for "wen":
wen
Pronunciation:
\ˈwen\
Function:
noun
Etymology:
Middle English wenn, from Old English; akin to Middle Low German wene wen
Date:
before 12th century
: an abnormal growth or a cyst protruding from a surface especially of the skin


So I was right in my assumption. (it comes up in my Penguin Classic)
karohemd: by LJ user gothindulgence (Balthasar)
I'm always getting confused with "gran" and "nan". Are the two synonymous or is one the mother's and the other the father's mother?
karohemd: (Chef)
In your understanding (not the dictionary one), does "seafood" include fish (from the sea) or not?

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