Sunday, 28 March 2010

Best of Bowra

"I expect to pass through this world but once and therefore if there is anybody I want to kick in the crotch I had better kick them in the crotch now, for I do not expect to pass this way again."
- Maurice Bowra, Professor of Poetry, University of Oxford

Articles of faith (= you can't make it up)

Vienna Boys' Choir caught up in sex abuse scandals

by Roger Boyes

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

Amnesiac Texts - IX

Dom: Our newspapers are beyond a joke. Jermaine Defoe has a column. We don't.

Tuesday, 16 March 2010 - bizarre stats

Common Misspellings of 'dictionary'*
* in order of decreasing regularity/idiocy, apparently.

I'm sorry, but I feel I have to ask: who's looking up 'dictionary'? And when someone types in 'diction', how do They know it's a typo?

InDefinition - 14

ohmigod, n. unit of measurement for adolescent enthusiasm (rare)

Leather Fair Draws International Community

The three-day long All African Leather Fair (AALF), organised by the Ethiopian Leather Industries Association (ELIF), ended on a note of satisfaction.
- Ethiopian News, February 2010

Monday, 15 March 2010

My new photoblog

is here.

The wise man asks many questions

... as I'd tell my class if the buggers'd put their hands down for just a second.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


"The BBC has stated that it plans to do fewer things better"
- BBC announcement, BBC news.