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Concept of the month September 2018: FLOW (27-9-2018 17:09:35)

Doesnít that come in handy? This argument has never appealed to me. It is used to justify the purchase of a variety of modern apparatuses that requ... more >>


Concept of the month February 2017: OUT OF HOME WORKPLACE (22-2-2017 13:56:55)

For nine consecutive years I have been working for myself now. Over the years, I have increasingly become able to cherry-pick assignments that I kn... more >>


Concept of the month March 2016: DISCRIMINATION (11-4-2016 09:39:48)

Being a translator, incorrect use of words is a daily recurring issue. Most historical linguists reject this qualification, arguing that word meani... more >>


Concept of the month December 2015: TRANSCREATION (31-12-2015 15:57:28)

For the second time in my eleven years as a translator, I am taking part in a contest. On the previous occasion, it was organised by ProZ.com and a... more >>


Concept of the month January 2015: THIRD EAR (27-1-2015 17:27:24)

We threw a party last month, in honour of the one we had to cancel at the last moment a year earlier. The actual birthday boy spent the night at hi... more >>


Concept of the month December 2014: SOCKS (30-12-2014 20:23:43)

Clothes have never interested me very much. Although I have tried to learn some things from my girlfriend, I myself hardly get past distinguishing ... more >>


Concept of the month September 2014 SMALL DIFFICULTIES OF WHICH THE SOLUTIONS CAN LEAD TO GREAT JOY (30-9-2014 19:43:55)

A few weeks ago, we went on a cycling holiday. When we left the house, there was a drag in my rear wheel. Although it didnít sound very serious, it... more >>


Concept of the month January 2014: ROLLER COASTER (4-2-2014 14:13:38)

The restraints click into place. Rigid black life jackets that feel reassuringly determined but feed an anxious sense of powerlessness. We jolt int... more >>


Concept of the month December 2013: WAITING (29-1-2014 17:21:51)

Since about three weeks ago, we have a cat. It's my girlfriend's old cat, back on track for new adventures. Her being old is definitely true, but s... more >>


Concept of the month August 2013: PRIMAL SCREAM (5-9-2013 10:01:56)

When you feel first-hand that it is really there. When she watches you score that important goal. When you find out that your dream house will be y... more >>


Concept of the months February, March and April 2013: EMERGENCY PLAN (15-4-2013 17:16:52)

Everything can go wrong. This happy observation is not a request to force majeure to attack the many beautiful things in my life, but the prelude t... more >>


Concept of the month January 2013: VACUUM CLEANER BAG (18-1-2013 18:37:33)

My house is normally a mess. Chairs are in weird places, the desk is filled with junk and the hall seems like a parking lot for pointless objects. ... more >>


Concept of the month of November 2012: DISH DRAINER (30-11-2012 19:08:13)

The other day, my girl cleaned my cooker and worktop until they shone. She did this spontaneously and voluntarily, as thatís the kind of country we... more >>


Concept of the month October 2012: HOUR (31-10-2012 22:48:15)

If I hurry, I still have a while. Do the cooking in a bit, eat dinner fast, and off to the footie. Until then, the clock is ticking against me. But... more >>


Concept of the months August and September 2012: BALCONY (3-10-2012 15:03:38)

For about a decade, I have had an electric toothbrush. In the beginning, I thought it was funny how the letters on Ceefax seemed to dance around wh... more >>


Concept op the months June and July 2012: NOTION OF TIME (28-7-2012 19:04:54)

A football pitch, somewhere in the East of Amsterdam. I am standing with my back towards the opponentís goal. A team mate of mine has the ball. The... more >>


Concept of the month May 2012: KINGDOM (31-5-2012 14:31:32)

My kingdom for her smile! I have cried it out on numerous occasions this month, but also during the months before. In line with my previous blog, I... more >>


Concept of the months February, March and April 2012: DIARY (3-5-2012 12:03:55)

Live it rather than tell it, I often say. This might seem odd for someone who loves writing and likes to talk a lot. I deploy this adage whenever I... more >>


Concept of the month January 2012: LOAFING ABOUT (31-1-2012 19:06:40)

Letís have a good one. Now that, according to both scientists and ancient prophets the last year has begun, we have nothing left to do but enjoy. T... more >>


Concept of the months November and December 2011: EMOTICON (3-1-2012 10:59:00)

Being a translator, I love words. I should and I do. In all their lovable imperfection, however, they donít make the grade. An intended image or fe... more >>


Concept of the month October 2011: GUT FEELINGS (31-10-2011 16:41:29)

A friend of mine got married recently. Shortly before his wedding, we talked about the technological progress of mankind, as you do. He argued that... more >>


Concept of the month September 2011: THE NEUTRAL SPECTATOR (27-9-2011 10:32:11)

In our media-governed society, many people air their opinions. Moreís the pity they often feel the need to insult others. Another often-heard criti... more >>


Concept of the month August 2011: IMPETUOUS (7-9-2011 16:29:46)

Our climate is changing. It is becoming extremer. Stronger winds, sultrier heat, bleaker cold, thicker rains, brighter suns. I canít get my head ro... more >>


Concept of the month July 2011: SHEEPISH (1-8-2011 11:36:24)

Ants all live in service of their group. While man also lives in groups, he is a gregarious animal. He only follows the flock, however, when this s... more >>


Concept of the month June 2011: VOLATILE (9-7-2011 13:31:08)

This month, I went on vacation for the first time in a year and a half. I could complain about that, but itís something I chose. Mainly I am glad t... more >>


Concept of the month May 2011: INSTRUCTIONS FOR USE (7-6-2011 19:03:15)

This side up, please. Please keep the large side straight. Repeated exposure to sunlight can cause fire hazard. Please hold on to this information ... more >>


Concept of the month April 2011: WHIM (30-4-2011 11:37:44)

From night frost to summer in a fortnight. It has been a month of reversals, both for me and for the people around me. Perhaps that is because one ... more >>


Concept of the month March 2011: AT A FOOTPACE (24-3-2011 18:22:39)

In a world filled with haste, ultimate beauty takes its time. Healing, training, relaxation and love thrive when approached with patience. Having a... more >>


Concept of the month February 2011: CHERISH (6-3-2011 21:00:13)

Contentment is the highest cause. The most heroic act of all is to refuse heroism. This month I have come to realize that being happy with what youív... more >>


Concept of the month January 2011: SUBTITLES (28-1-2011 16:32:19)

When a film or television programme contains speech in a different language than the viewersí mother tongue, there are two options. In Spain, they ... more >>


Concept of the month December 2010: HEN HOUSE (2-1-2011 19:23:09)

In my auntieís garden, you could pick the raspberries right off their bushes. This was quite a treat when playing football on the grass next to the... more >>


Concept of the month November 2010: WINTER LOVE (22-11-2010 15:29:20)

The days shorten as the sky turns grey. Cosily gathering around the central heating is the greatest good. Outside we resist the bleak wind only to ... more >>


Concept of the month October 2010: SIDE ISSUES (31-10-2010 22:00:58)

Being a freelancer, I mostly work at home. This comes with obvious advantages and disadvantages. Distraction is lurking each day. This can both pro... more >>


Concept of the month September 2010: ADVERTISING (27-9-2010 21:51:07)

LangPepís blog is close to its first anniversary. To celebrate the occasion, this one is on advertising. On the concept of adverti... more >>


Concept of the month August 2010: TO YIELD (27-8-2010 17:41:34)

Being on vacation is to give in to the urge of doing absolutely nothing. To go far away from everything that needs to be done, without moving an in... more >>


Concept of the month July 2010: TURNING POINT (3-8-2010 10:55:14)

Goldfish donít just swim around in circles. The two that stayed at my house this month, also turn around sometimes. As for them, for me July has be... more >>


Concept of the month June 2010: FUZZ (29-6-2010 18:39:57)

This month, two major events have finally taken off: the World Cup of football and a hot summer. The sun is smothering, tubes are singing. Meanwhil... more >>


Concept of the month May 2010: BICYCLE (1-6-2010 11:57:42)

Recently, when a friend of mine arrived at a birthday party in a sports car, the vehicle was elaborately admired straight away. I hardly felt anyth... more >>


Concept of the month April 2010: PANINI ALBUM (23-4-2010 15:24:02)

ďGot me yet?Ē ďIíve got you twice.Ē

As a child, I used to drop by the local cigar shop every week in the spring, just to ask whethe... more >>


Concept of the month March 2010: PAVING STONES (29-3-2010 17:32:15)

Five years after living there, I returned to Andalusia this month. In my village, they had laid down a tram track and renovated part of the ... more >>


Concept of the month February 2010: FLANNEL (26-2-2010 13:20:59)

A couple of weeks from now, Iíll be visiting the part of Andalusia where I lived five years ago. Due to my height, people will ask me again whether... more >>


Concept of the month January 2010: SNOWBALL EFFECT (29-1-2010 19:39:23)

First of all, I would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a happy 2010 World Cup. It will be played on the southern hemisphere this time... more >>


Concept of the month December 2009: GROGGY (24-12-2009 16:37:45)

December is a great month to have a cold. Itís even better drinking grog every day. Pour boiling water over fresh lemon or lime juice, stir it with... more >>


Concept of the month November 2009: REST (18-11-2009 13:55:39)

Four weeks ago I broke my collarbone whilst playing my beloved football. This soon provided plenty of possible subjects for this monthís blog: pain... more >>


Concept of the month October 2009: WEBSITE (7-10-2009 15:39:18)

Welcome to LangPepís monthly blog. Here I will briefly discuss a linguistic concept that for some reason forms part of my current affairs. As I am ... more >>


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