Monthly Archives: March 2013

Vulgaria is the Root of Culture – A Look in Shakespeare’s Plays

Vulgaria is the root of culture.

Vulgaria is the root of culture.

‘Death and vulgarity are the only two facts in the nineteenth century that one cannot explain away’, said Lord Henry in The Picture of Dorian Gray. Lord Henry’s fear of vulgarity is shared by audiences who were appalled by the usage of the n-words in Django Unchained (which is  uttered, by one account, for 110 times).

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A cup of ‘bloody’ coffee

A cup of 'bloody' coffee

A cup of ‘bloody’ coffee

Let’s say on a Sunday afternoon, the sky is cloudless and the sun is shining. You are brewing some hot coffee and smell the floral aroma. You can’t wait but pour a cup and sniff, noting a hint of honey chocolate. Sip a litte. You taste a a very fruity flavour akin to sweet berry and cinnamon. The feeling is light and smooth, with very fresh acidity. ‘Ah, a typical Ethiopian Yirgacheffe coffee!’, you think.

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