Category Archives: Language

Playstation Language Settings

Nine out of ten times when I turn on the Playstation I have to change the interface language from Japanese, my daughters’ preference, to English, which is mine. Why can’t I set the preferred language at the user profile level … Continue reading

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If I want to say, internally, that something is a hassle, this is the word I reach for. Continue reading

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Writing in “Chinese”

Lovely story on Language Log about an American prisoner in Japan in the 1980s teaching themselves “Chinese” and using it to send a special message to a member of the consulate staff.

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