After many, many years of befuddling students, the German language could finally get a little simpler, and it's all thanks to changing attitudes toward the sexes. Please address your thank-you notes to Feminism, college kids.
Scheiße, now it's stuck in my head again.
The Knigge Society, a "group that advises on social behavior and etiquette" says they have zero tolerance for kissing someone you work with on the cheek, unless you first create a sign that says it's cool with you:
There's a slightly rape-y undertone in these MTV ads, seen on AdFreak. The first (above, click to enlarge) features a happy-go-lucky man rollerskating through the streets of San Francisco in 1981. He trips on a trolley track and is sent careening, slamming right into the vagina of an innocent (short skirted) woman…
- Lindsay Lohan's first collection for Ungaro has been derided by yet another industry heavyweight: Emanuel Ungaro himself. The designer, who sold the business that bears his name in 2005, says Lohan's work was "a disaster" that left him "furious." [Independent]
Do different languages evoke different emotions? That's the question posed by Times blogger Olivia Judson, inspired by research that shows just making a certain vowel sound can affect your mood.
Lovably wacky Ms. Heidi Klum was on Today this morning, and Matt Lauer noted that she put her fingers in her ears when the Project Runway clip ran. "I sometimes wonder when people actually copy me… and they make me sound so German," she said. "But then I see myself." Matt was all, "It does sound a tad German, by the…
Officials at a Texas high school have their panties in a twist about nude pictures of women in the background of a German textbook. They will either ban the book or put a sticker over the naughty bits. • More banning! This time across the globe in India, some Hindu groups want to ban the Mike Meyers/ Jessica Alba film