I remember my Russian friend, Veronika, who I met and knew for a month in Madrid, in 2012. Drunk, her English was quite good because her tongue was loosened and her naturally introverted personality gave way to genial exuberance. She confessed one night that she knew the words, “small” and “little” but had never, before meeting us, known the word “tiny”, and that it was her new favourite word in English.
-2 March 2015
This post is part of the I Remember series.