Spicy is not the same thing as Pepperish

Growing up in Nigeria, it was common to hear food that had pepper in it described as being “pepperish.” So, I am used to that word: pepperish.  But, I do believe the correct word is peppery.  Today, however, I don’t particularly … Continue reading

Stay in Berlin: Part 3

  If you are just starting, I highly recommend reading Part 1 and Part 2 first.  Now for Part 3. They drove home in silence for about twenty minutes, and when they finally reached Kayode’s apartment, he opened the front … Continue reading

Haberdashery, Etc: Thank You, “The Paradise,” for the Vocabulary Lessons

I recently started following the latest Masterpiece Classic series on PBS.  It is called “The Paradise” and it is based on Emile Zola’s novel, Au Bonheur des Dames (The Ladies’ Paradise).  They’re showing Season 1 right now, but our friends … Continue reading