Abbreviations of verbs in English
For people who learn English as their second (or even third) language, rules for abbreviation of verbs are not always clear. When to use “I’ll” or “I’ve” and when to use “I will” and “I have”? I don’t know any official rules for this, but as far as I could discover, this is the rule of thumb: Whenever the verb is followed by a...
Just a poem on love
I found this Russian poem in someone’s LiveJournal and somehow it stuck with me… I wanted to share it with you guys, so I tried to translate it and here’s my translation: I beg you, do not talk to me of love. I can not bear hearing about your love no more. Please understand, that when you say “I love you”, you mean one thing, but I extract a very different meaning from your...
On girls and emotions
Working in IT and generally being considered ‘one of the guys’ I hear guys complaining a lot on how difficult women are. The truth is, we really are not. Ironically, I usually get along perfectly with my friends’ girlfriends, my ex-boyfriends’ girlfriends and my boyfriend’s exes (well, not at the moment since I’m single, but you get the picture). I’ve...