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The first word spoken on the moon was "okay". (Or not - see comments). Seoul, the South Korean capital, just means "the ca...

How to propose to your man on a leap year

Want to "pop the question"? Here's a fun guide on how to and how not to do it.

Welsh TV - Very Silly - You Have Been Warned

This is very silly, but if you've ever watched TV made for Welsh TV it is spot on:-

Clear as mud

This was sent to my friend James from Australia. It appeared in a local newspaper.

From deep in the bowels of the Australian Taxation Office, new staff instructions regarding emails:-

Quote: "Some emials can be classified as unclassified, and in the process of classifying an email as unclassified, the unclassified email has been classified. But an email that has yet to be classified is not technically unclassified, or classified."

PS - "Clear as mud," means that something is not understandable.

Politically correct Valentine

“Please accept with no obligation my nonsexually harassing, potentially platonic Valentine’s regards as a token of my/our love, lust or friendship within a relationship that we may or may not choose to be monogamous, whilst understanding that the romantic sentiment that it signifies does in no way guarantee the success or progression of the said relationship over any length of time.

The sender reserves the right to remain anonymous.”

By Jon Gledstone

What are the signers really saying?

A lot of programmes on British TV are signed for the deaf. But what are they really saying? A light hearted look at the possiblities:-

IT Project Management Lifecycle - for hubby

Phase 1: Uncritical acceptance.
Phase 2: Wild enthusiasm.
Phase 3: Dejected disillusionment.
Phase 4: Total confusion.
Phase 5: Search for the guilty.
Phase 6: Punishment of the innocent.
Phase 7: Promotion of nonparticipants.

Pancake Day

If you can't manage to make your pancakes like this, go to my recipe page.

Learn English Grammar - with a Rhyme



A noun's a person place or thing,
Or sometimes even times, like spring.
A verb tells what the subject does,
Like "jumps" or "fishes," "is" or "was."
An adjective describes a noun,
Like "happy", "ugly," "rich" or "brown."
An adverb tells you how or when,
Like "quietly", or "well" or "when."
A pronoun takes the noun's own place,
Like "they" for "children," "she" for "Grace."
A preposition leads a noun:
"In bed," "at sea," or "to the town."
Conjunctions are a bridge across
Two sentences: "but," "and," "because."
The interjections, last of all,
Like "Oh!" and "Ouch!" are very small.

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