On September 26th the European Day of Languages is celebrated, as proclaimed by the. Council of Europe.
Its aim is to
- celebrate the 6,000+ languages spoken around the world
- alert the public to the importance of language learning and diversify the range of languages learned in order to increase intercultural understanding
- promote the rich linguistic and cultural diversity of Europe;
- encourage lifelong language learning in and out of school.
In keeping with these rules, people, young and old, are encouraged to take up a language, or take special pride in their existing language skills.
On the occasion of the day, a range of events are organised across Europe.
If you want to have fun, Here are some palindromes (words and sentences that read the same backwards)
- Was it Eliot’s toilet I saw?
- Able was I ere I saw Elba.
- Never odd or even
- Was it a cat I saw?
- Do geese see God?
- A man, a plan, a canal, Panama
- Go hang a salami, I’m a lasagna hog.
- Murder for a jar of red rum
- Rats live on no evil star.
- Rise to vote, sir.
- Madam, I’m Adam.
- Neil, an alien?
- Dennis sinned.
- Et la marine va, papa, venir à Malte.
And the Navy, Dad, will come to Malta.
- Esope reste ici et se repose.
Aesop remains here and rests.
- Tu l’as trop écrasé, César, ce Port Salut!
You mashed it too much, Cesar, this Port Salut (a kind of french cheese)!
- Eh ca va la vache!
Eh, how are you, the cow!
- Elu par cette crapule
Elected by this villain
- O mordo tua nuora o aro un autodromo.
- I topi non avevano nipoti.
- Ligar es ser ágil.
Flirting is agile.
- Ana lleva avellana.
Ana takes a nut.
- Luz azul
- Amor a Roma.
Love to Rome.
- Somos o no somos.
Either we are, or we are not.