Comment Guidelines

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2 responses to “Comment Guidelines

  1. For a great, off -beat book pick up The Sisters Brothers, by Patrick De Witt. It is a wonderful, wryly humorous, masculine book. But, I, a 47 year old housewife, loved it. A quick read, you will not be able to put it down.

  2. Paula Mathieson

    This is a reply to “THE WORD: Words we could use in English” (in yesterday’s, 9/15/13, Post-Gazette).

    A favorite word of mine that doesn’t exist in English is the Spanish word “estrenar”, meaning to use for the first time (objeto); to wear for the first time (ropa)* — or to do for a first time.

    A special Thank You is for the clarification of “schlemiel” and “schlimazel” — which maybe now I won’t keep confusing…

    * Reference:

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