Expression of the Day: De Mama Focului

Living here in Romania and speaking English, it’s natural that I’m going to run into a few religious foreigners. Outside of Bucharest, I think half the foreigners or more are here primarily for religious purposes. Anyway, the other day one of them used a Romanian expression (correctly) and I had to cover my mouth not…

Slang Word of the Day: Degeaba

Many years ago, I was in Brasov with a mixed company of native English and Romanian speakers at a bar. An associate of mine, a man from Ireland, was telling the group about how he had set up an elaborate fancy dinner in town for his then wife (now divorced). He had pre-paid for the…