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Tag Archives: London Review of Books

HOW DO YOU SAY THAT IN ENGLISH?

A LETTER TO the London Review of Books got me thinking about words that don’t readily translate to English. Jem Thomas, Bristol, cited the Portuguese word saudade and the Welsh … Continue reading

July 18, 2019 · Leave a comment

BREXIT—ITS WITCHING HOUR

WHAT WITH ONE thing and another in the U.S. these days, Americans tend to have less than overwhelming concern about Brexit. On the other hand, Britain’s hyperchaotic intention to leave … Continue reading

January 21, 2019 · Leave a comment

A YEAR IN REVIEW

I THANK YOU ALL for your readership. Here’s an overview of this year’s SimanaitisSays categories and frequencies of their appearance: And Furthermore (120 items); Science & Technology (59); I Usta … Continue reading

December 31, 2018 · 9 Comments

NO DEAL BREXIT AND THE AUTOMOBILE

GLOBALISM VERSUS NATIONALISM are concepts lurking in Brexit, Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union. Brexit is based on a June 23, 2016, referendum in the United Kingdom, its outcome a … Continue reading

November 19, 2018 · 1 Comment

CHINESE TYPEWRITERS

THE CHINESE invented the world’s first movable-type printing press around 1040 A.D., yet practical Chinese typewriting had to wait until the late 20th-century and the computer era. Indeed, there has … Continue reading

March 21, 2018 · 1 Comment

READING THE STREET—BRIT STYLE

THOSE OF us driving in developed countries take for granted the cues painted on streets and roads: turn lanes, crosswalks, bikeways, and the like. In Britain, pedestrians arriving from elsewhere … Continue reading

March 11, 2018 · 2 Comments

ON GRANGERIZING AND OTHER FUN WITH PRINTS

IMAGES SHARED before photography were typically prints of one sort or another. As its name suggests, a woodblock print has its image chiseled into the block. An intaglio print is … Continue reading

November 27, 2017 · Leave a comment