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So, heute wollen wir marschieren…

Off in double-quick time to GP’s to collect results of last Friday’s blood test.  Good news: correlative with (does that word exist in post-Norman demotic Anglo-Saxon), in correlation with recent weight loss and stepped-up exercise regime, HBAC count has dropped from 8.8% to 7.5%.   236 more words

Ex-pat Life

Wilson - Tone of Art EP

Wilson is an artist that brings out music that you just have to love. He’s first EP ‘Painted On Silence’ has become the soundtrack of past memories and i definitely know ‘Tone Of Art’ will do just the same. 48 more words


Bread and Circuses

Already long ago, from when we sold our vote to no man, the People have abdicated our duties; for the People who once upon a time handed out military command, high civil office, legions — everything, now restrains itself and anxiously hopes for just two things: bread and circuses.

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Essential German


ACCIDENT – Der bludimessen

BONNET – Pullenob und knucklechopper

BREATHALYSER – Die puffintem fur pistenarsen

CLUTCH – Die kuplink mit sclippen und schaken… 91 more words

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Family In-Jokes

If I were sipping a port and enjoying a cigar, what would the Colonel say to me?  Possibly this, if he were being generous.

Mattierzoll 1978.  

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Sometimes words have two meanings

Led Zeppelin were right.  Think of English and German.  Words have two meanings, depending on the language.

  • Mist
  • Handy
  • Gut
  • Bad

etc, etc.

Let me give you another case study.   86 more words


I luv chuggers

Chuggers – charity muggers.  The word is a portmanteau, like smog (“smoke” and “fog”).  The people in brightly-coloured corporate-branded gear who: