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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...

Easter

Easter as celebrated in the UK, with a bit of Christmas thrown in for good measure. From Michael Mcintyre's sketch for Channel 4's charity gala for Great Ormond Street Hospital.

Product Placement

Commercial broadcasters in the UK are going to be allowed to show sponsored products for the first time. This had led to lots of clever uses and abuses of pronunciation in this sketch. I can only hope it won't be quite as obvious as this:-

Rude word supermarket scrabble

Some people are having a bit too much fun with English. Seemingly there's a new craze among Facebook users, Supermarket Scrabble. In Supermarket Scrabble players take advantage of the fact that stores emphasise the first letter of herbs in a large font on the label. The mischievous shoppers rearrange the pots to spell out offensive words, for instance taking two pots of bay leaves, two of onion granules and a jar of sage to spell out 'BOOBS'.

The players then take a quick snap with a smartphone and the evidence is on Facebook before workers at the store have even realised what is going on. The Facebook group claims that the aim is to brighten-up mundane trawls up and down the aisles. 'To make trips to the shops more fun, try arranging things on the shelves to make new, amusing and even rude words, images or sculptures'.

Now I'm not advocating any of you should join in these childish antics, but if you do, send me a photo. :)

Source

How to Write a Manifesto


by Anonymous

Today, we write a manifesto.

Today, our second sentence starts with the first word of the first sentence.

We write a short sentence.

Then a shorter one.

Then a really, really long one that maybe doesn't make any sense but is immediately followed by

One.

Word.

Sentences.

Then we make our point even clearer

By using fragmented prepositional phrases.

By repeating the first preposition.

By doing it a total of three times.

And then we have another really long sentence that builds up excitement for our overarching concept that is summed up in a word that makes absolutely no sense.

Kumquat.

(I'm not sure who wrote the original version of this, but I was sent it in an email, and subsequently sourced it to http://www.kimmok.com/.)

Things not to say to your wife

Here are some things we really do not want to hear:-


Yet Another IQ Test

1) If you only have one match and enter a COLD and DARK room, where there is an oil heater, an oil lamp and a candle, which do you light first?

2) A man builds a house with four sides of rectangular construction, each side having a southern exposure. A big bear comes along. What colour is the bear?

3) If you take 2 apples from 3 apples. What do you have?

4) How many sides does a circle have?

5) How many f's are in this sentence? I went fishing on the fishing dock to fish for fish.


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1.  The match.

2.  White - it must be a polar bear if all the walls face south.

3.  2 (You took 2 apples.)

4.  Two - inside and outside.

5. One (This sentence - not the next one.)

Tough Exam Questions

Tough Questions:-

1.  How can you drop a raw egg onto a concrete floor without cracking it?


2.  If it took eight men ten hours to build a wall, how long would it take four men to build it?



3.  If you had three apples and four oranges in one hand and four apples and three oranges in the other hand, what would you have?


4.  How can you lift an elephant with one hand?


5. How can a man go eight days without sleep?


6.  If you throw a red stone into the blue sea what it will become?


7. What looks like half an apple? 


8. What can you never eat for breakfast?


9. What happened when wheel was invented?


10. The Bay of Bengal is in which state?




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Intelligent Answers

1.  Concrete floors are very hard to crack! 


2.  No time at all it is already built.

3.  Very large hands. 



4.  It is not a problem, since you will never find an elephant with one hand. 


5.  This is also not a problem, he will sleep at night. 

6.  It will be wet or sink, it's as simple as that. 



7.  The other half. 

8.  Dinner.

9.  It caused a revolution.

10. Liquid