Tag Archive for ‘snow’

Ground control to Major Tom

WOTD: Purici

I’m always out there looking for words in Romanian that you can’t easily find in the dictionary or that the online translation websites aren’t smart enough to handle. Today’s word is purici (poo-reetch), which under ordinary circumstances just means “fleas”, as in the jumping, biting insects that sometimes infest mammals. Etymologically the only related word… Read More ›

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Sidewalk Socialism

A close examination of my life reveals that is fractally weird, meaning that it’s strange and inexplicable on every scale of resolution. I get asked quite often why I choose to live in Romania and the real secret is that this country is just as fractally weird as I am. Case in point is the… Read More ›

Word of the Day: Lapovita

Here in Romania as we head from autumn to true winter, we reach the gap where cold, freezing rain slowly but surely turns into snow. Just the other day, I heard someone use the word lapovita (lop oh-veet-za) and I knew I had to write about it on the blog. In Romanian, this word specifically… Read More ›