Posts tagged ‘Podcast’

Internet terms in French

Word of the WeekThis week’s Canadian French Word of the Week (podcast here) is actually several words, all Internet-related.

  • Naviguer sur/dans Internet: To surf the Web
  • Fureteur: Browser
  • Courriel: Email (made up of a cross between courrier, mail, and électronique, electronic)
  • Pourriel: Spam (a portmanteau of poubelle, garbage can, and courriel, email)
  • Clavarder: To chat (online)
  • Bavarder: To chat (anywhere, not just online)

The podcast is a repeat which predates Twitter, so I’m wondering what the French word is for “tweet“?


March 30, 2009 at 10:40 am Leave a comment

Geek Pop

Fans of “Code Monkey” and related songs by Jonathan Coulton should check out Geek Pop.

“Geek Pop”  got mentioned on the Nature journal podcast from March 19.  That journal’s podcast is mostly about science; the “Geek Pop” blurb was preceded by stories on molecular machines (“by combining tiny metal rings with carbon-based axles, scientists are making components for molecular machines”), hot rocks (“a nifty laser experiment helps us investigate heat flow in the Earth’s crust”), Antarctic meltdown (“a new model shows that the West Antarctic Ice Sheet could collapse in just a few thousand years”), and the state of science communication (“as the recession hits mainstream media, are blogs replacing traditional science journalism?”).

March 24, 2009 at 9:52 pm Leave a comment

‘Taste’ by Roald Dahl

“Taste” by Roald Dahl, a tale set at an elegant dinner party and involving a high stakes wager about a bottle of French wine. The story is read by actor John Lithgow; Dahl is also the author of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” and  “James and the Giant Peach”…

September 19, 2008 at 6:21 am Leave a comment


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