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5 unforgivable lines

… via haiku:

  • Venison for dinner again? Oh deer!
  • A cartoonist was found dead in his home. Details are sketchy.
  • I used to be a banker, but then I lost interest.
  • Haunted French pancakes give me the crêpes.
  • How does Moses make tea? Hebrews it.


Eurovision, in case you’re interested

Clearly the Beeb aren’t – I found the order elsewhere:

1. Belgium
2. Czech Republic
3. The Netherlands
4. Azerbaijan
5. Hungary
6. Italy
7. Israel
8. Bulgaria
9. Sweden
10. Germany
11. France
12. Poland
13. Australia
14. Cyprus
15. Serbia
16. Lithuania
17. Croatia
18. Russia
19. Spain
20. Latvia
21. Ukraine
22. Malta
23. Georgia
24. Austria
25. United Kingdom
26. Armenia

The Beeb are blogging about it here.

The naming of a boat

Just look at the grim times we’re having with the PTB, climate scam, invading hordes, SJWs, Brexit and here lands something plumb in our lap, there is a chance of cross-party, cross-politics agreement and an assertion of national character, plus Boaty McBoatface suits such a boat to a tee.

An artist's impression of the polar research ship (Natural Environment Research Council)

An artist’s impression of the polar research ship (Natural Environment Research Council)

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Ghost town in Moscow

Talk about culture shock – seeing these pics took me straight back as they’re typical of the newer buildings in our city as well, not just Moscow, right down to the colours:

sales office

Had to smile at the heading – Ghost Town Under Moscow.  It’s a direct translation of Podmoskovnii [oblast]. Pod means under but also means sub, as in sub-urb. It’s these little translation quirks I adored when speaking to Russians – they wanted to be word perfect but I loved the accented English and the cultural choices of language.…

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