• FOOD,  OUTFITS

    Play on Words: Arbite

    Ottie and I took a trip down to Arbite one day for some eggs benedicts and realised that it was a pun on the German word ‘Arbeit’, meaning ‘work’. It honestly never clicked for me until then, when I told him that アルバイト(Arubaito), or more commonly shortened to バイト(Baito), is Japanese for ‘part-time job’ – which it borrowed from German. I was taught about it once but had become so used to using the short form that I forgot about its roots. The evolution of language is interesting. I’m pretty fond of noting to whomever would listen that the word ‘naughty’ as used now is but a diluted version of…