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Spicks & Specks


Welcome to Bathrobe's Spicks & Specks! This area holds bits and pieces that don't belong anywhere else. Most of the content, of course, still relates to Chinese, Japanese, and Vietnamese (CJV). Material will be added from time to time.


1. Cross-linguistic comparison of 'compared to the previous month' type expressions
2. Where to buy Mongolian-language books in Ulaanbaatar (including second-hand books).
3. Where to buy Mongolian-language books in Hohhot.

4. The CJV Translation of 'Weapons of Mass Destruction'

5. Year of the Sheep or Year of the Goat?

6. Don't Forget to Flush...

7. Style Plaza or Amorous Square?

9. 'Mind the Gap' in Japanese, Cantonese, and Mandarin

12. Sino-Japanese Energy Game
An occasional translation

13. Chinese stance towards Mongolia on eve of Xi visit
An occasional translation

15. Translating 'Commodities Boom' into Chinese

16. The Chinese Mentality (1): An Occasional Piece

17. Transliterating "Pringle" into Chinese

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