It’s not a lot, but I made my own little contribution to @DeputyMitchell‘s fantastic blogging event Feb29th.net this Leap Year.

I wasn’t sure what to write, so I just looked out of my window …

[Click on the image to visit the Feb29th.net website]


Lingua Franca

I just changed the name of my blog.

Why?  Well, when I first created it, it was really a bit of an experiment.  I was a beginner in such things, and wasn’t sure I had much to say, so I gave my blog the first name I thought of at the time (Marie’s Language Stuff – original, huh?).

Over the last few months, however, I find I have much more to say and share, so have been thinking that I should find something more creative to headline my comments.  In addition, I’m giving a presentation soon (which I haven’t done for a while) and wanted to share my blog with the delegates.  I just wasn’t happy with the original title.

After almost a day thinking, googling and cross-checking, I’ve decided to change the name to Lingua Franca. I liked the language-related connotations, but also the fact that, on occasion, I can use my blog to speak frankly on things about which I have a strong opinion.

There are a few other sites with a similar name, but I want to make it clear that I have absolutely no intention at all of stealing anyone’s property, intellectual or otherwise.  If you search for Lingua Franca, none of the sites presented could be confused with my little blog, so I hope no-one will feel compelled to complain.

And finally, I want to thank @mark_purver for actually coming up with the name when inspiration had deserted me.  Sometimes all you need is an astrophysicist!