Quora – Do you have a favorite world accent?

For the English language, I have always been partial to a strong Welsh accent myself. A nice bit of the Valleys makes me smile. That or some of the Northern Welsh ones with random pausing in the middle of sentences or where some of the words are more drawn out than other accents. Then again,…

Quora – What is the German word for “laptop”?

Read James Brooks‘ answer to What is the German word for “laptop”? on Quora Generally in Germany, the word Laptop is also used. Another alternative is Notebook, usually used the same way that notebook would be used in English to mean the notebook type of laptop. A quick look online has also found a few “joke” answers that have been used…

Quora – What is the German word for “country“?

Read James Brooks‘ answer to What is the German word for “country“? on Quora The word that is used most often is Land. For example, Deutschland roughly translates as the country (land) of Germans. In some cases, Staat can also be used. For example, two words for citizenship in German are: Staatsangehörigkeit – Staat = country, angehörig = affiliated, -keit…

Puns – Watt is Love? Baby don’t Hertz me, don’t Hertz me, no Morse

A pun is a joke that exploits the different possible meanings of a word or the fact that there are words which sound alike but have different meanings. Puns are rife in languages that have words called homophones, or multiple words that have the same or similar pronunciation but have different meanings. English is rife with…