Over the years, I’ve come to get a great deal of experience with the problems that can arise when learning a language. I will always remember the moment teaching last year when it came to me – how we have to make light of any situation. The mispronunciation of space ship led to some hasty, albeit humorous sketching on the board on my part, and this picture by Laemur illustrates the idea much better than I ever could through the medium of art. Since I’m currently living in a Russian speaking area of the world, I’ll be making contributions on common mistakes and what to look out for. In this case of course, the problem is the distinction between long (sheep) and short (ship) vowels.