Mystery solved

I solved an old mystery today, thanks to one of the Russian language podcasts I've been listening to lately.  It's a phase I'm going through.  I'm starting to listen to Hindi, Chinese and Brazilian Portuguese, too.  I guess I'm doing all of the "BRICS" languages, for some reason --except South Africa, since I already speak …

Wordnik

Wordnik.   Cool website for those who like words.   I love how they provide samples from actual articles on the internet.  And they actually provide an answer to links like the one above.

Cool feature just discovered on Google Translate

I got an error in a program that was in some foreign language I didn't even recognize, let alone understand.  I went to translate.google.com and typed in one of the words and chose "Detect language" in the "Translate from.." box.  It told me that word was Danish.  Look here:  http://translate.google.com/#sv|en|bogstaver. Amazing!  I thought so, anyway. …