International News Archive - November 04, 2009


Literary Arabic is expressed in the brain of an Arabic speaker as a second language and not as a mother tongue.

Word of the Day
  • Genre or still-life pictures, including all subjects of a trivial, coarse, or common kind: so called in contempt.
According to the OED, "the sense ‘a painting’ in English is probably due to the influence of lithograph n., photograph n., etc."