January 2008

Migration of words and original spellings 2008-01-28
  • fact: an Italian word spelled “ciao” is used in many latin-based languages in Europe with a similar meaning. It is used as an interjection when people part, or as a sign of surprise.
  • fact: in several European languages other than Italian, this word is actually used in writing by speakers …
Transportation in the Netherlands at Christmas and New Year’s Eve 2008-01-02

Not knowing how to organize my thoughts on the topic, I called for De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats :

White hat (objective)

Public transportation stops at 20:00 on Dec 24th and 31th.

NS and other OV-companies say that the demand is too low to create a night service …