Monthly Archives: September 2012

Blog #18: Think English grammar is hard? Try Japanese.

If possessive cases and subordinate clauses give you brain cramps, it’s safe to say you would have a hemorrhage if you had to deal with Japanese grammar. Twenty-two years ago I moved to Tokyo and dove into the Japanese language. … Continue reading

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Lesson learned: I’d rather be paid than be right

It’s a cardinal rule in the retail environment, and it’s no less true for those of us who peddle words: the customer is always right. I guess I’m a slow learner, because it took me years to apply the rule … Continue reading

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