Permanent Sadface

Once again, Romania has been promised one thing and then delivered another by the American government: U.S. Ambassador to Romania Hans Klemm on Monday said he was not very optimistic about Romania’s chances to join the United States’ Visa Waiver Program in 2016. Yep. I’ve been chronicling this drama for years. Indeed, here’s the same story from two years ago. And here is my story … Continue reading Permanent Sadface

Slang Word of the Day – Hopa

Hopa (pronounced hope-ah) is a tough word to translate because it’s used in two different situations. The most general way to think of regular hopa is something like “oops-a-daisies”. For example: Waiter drops some dishes – HOPA! Your friend stumbles on the sidewalk – HOPA! You spill beer on yourself because you’re drunk – HOPA! The other way it’s used is in the expression hopa … Continue reading Slang Word of the Day – Hopa