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Interesting words and languages

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

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

They split the final book into two parts, so maybe this isn't quite as far-fetched as you might think.



Blagging

No, it's not a misspelling.  To blag something means to obtain something by wheedling or cadging.  This video  shows a young woman called Carolyn try to find out if it's easier to blag free stuff when you look sexy. No prizes for guessing the result:-


Sexy Girls Have It Easy



Documentary : Sexy Girls Have It Easy from Bright Hand Pictures on Vimeo.

Do you have the report? - Not for the squeamish.

Nice example of the question "Do you have ... ?"  (Don't watch if you're squeamish.)

Biggest Lies 2


3 Biggest Marketing Lies:
  • We need a bigger advertising budget.
  • We need a new logo.
  • We're going out to lunch to talk business.
3 Biggest Retail Industry Lies:
  • Immediate delivery?...No problem.
  • We treat every customer as if they were our most important.
  • You can exchange or get a full refund on any item that you're not satisfied with.
3 Biggest Executive Lies:
  • Money...it's just a score card.
  • If it were up to me, there'd be no assigned parking spaces.
  • You have to twist my arm to get me to go on a business trip.
Biggest Lie Ever?
  • The world will end on ....


Have fun with etiquette

Britain's youngest etiquette expert takes on a lost cause in the shape of Russel Howard:-


3 Biggest Lies 1

3 Biggest Large Company Lies:
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit here.
  • People are our greatest resource.
  • We say 'let the marketplace decide'.
3 Biggest Small Company Lies:
  • We have an entrepreneurial spirit here.
  • The boss is just one of the guys.
  • Staying small is a conscious decision.
3 Biggest Politician Lies:
  • I'll be factual and to the point.
  • I'll give you a straightforward answer to your question.
  • The government doesn't waste the taxpayers' money.

    No Way Out

    A man checked into a hotel for the first time in his life, and went up to his room.

    Five minutes later he called reception and said: "You've given me a room with no way out. How do I leave?"

    The desk clerk said, "Sir, that's impossible. Have you looked for the door?"

    The man said, "Well, there's one door that leads to the bathroom. There's a second door that goes into the wardrobe. And there is another door, but I haven't tried it, it has a 'Do Not Disturb' sign on it."

    True Confessions

    After twenty-five years in the same parish, Father O'Shaunessey was saying his farewells at his retirement dinner. An eminent member of the congregation - a leading politician - had been asked to make a presentation and a short speech, but was late arriving.

    So the priest took it upon himself to fill the time, and stood up to the podium.

    "I remember the first confession I heard here twenty-five years ago, and it worried me as to what sort of place I'd come to... That first confession remains the worst I've ever heard. The man confessed that he'd stolen a TV set from a neighbour and lied to the police when questioned, successfully blaming it on a local tearaway. He said that he'd stolen money from his parents and from his employer; that he'd had affairs with several of his friends' wives; and that he'd taken hard drugs. You can imagine what I thought... However I'm pleased to say that as the days passed I soon realised that this sad fellow was an exception and that this parish was indeed a wonderful place full of kind and decent people..."

    At this point the politician arrived and apologised for being late, and keen to take the stage, he immediately stepped up to the microphone and pulled his speech from his pocket:

    "I'll always remember when Father O'Shaunessey first came to our parish," said the politician, "In fact, I'm pretty certain that I was the first person in the parish that he heard in confession.."