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Have you ever been in a funk? If you’re not sure, here’s how to tell.   – If you find yourself loading your laundry into the dishwasher, you may be in a funk. – If you purchased a cheesecake last night and finished the whole thing in your car, you my friend are in a…

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Are there any words you have a hard time saying? How about abstentious and subdermatoglyphic? I’m sure you use them all the time. Be glad you’re not a Biologist. The chemical name for the human protein titin is almost 190,000 letters long. It takes about three and a half hours to pronounce. Don’t worry, I…

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I enjoy the company of people who were not born in my country. Especially those who don’t speak English as their first language and can’t quite wrap their tongues around strange words, like Antidisestablishmentarianism. My books are translated into many languages and mistranslation can be hilarious. A sign in Delphi, Greece reads: “No introducing animals…

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