They ain’t got rhythm
Happy New Year! What a great bunch of coincidences. First, as of tomorrow I’ll be receiving the Amsterdam newspaper Het Parool for two weeks free of charge and second, someone sent me some mistakes the paper made in today’s newspaper that are worth a post. They used the word ‘rhythm’ three times and got it wrong all three times, with two different spellings – all on page 2. Let’s blame the New Year’s festivities.
Yes it’s a tough word to spell, all the more reason to check it, especially since it’s a foreign word. Here’s where that Greek the Dutch study in secondary school comes in handy.
(Article and title suggestion by Robin at Dutch News)
January 3rd, 2007 at 3:32 pm
I get the impression ancient Greek isn’t very popular in Dutch schools these days – few people wondering how to spell it are thinking, ‘Oh yeah, just like á¿¥Ï…Î¸Î¼ÏŒÏ‚’, I bet.
January 4th, 2007 at 10:21 am
Happy New Year
January 4th, 2007 at 11:07 am
Happy New Year back!
January 12th, 2007 at 9:42 pm
“This one was borrowed from Greek (and conveniently never returned) so it is spelled the way we spell words borrowed from Greek and conveniently never returned.”