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ON THIS DAY: May 31, 2018

May 31st is

National Macaroon Day

Save Your Hearing Day

Senior Health and Fitness Day

World MS Day (Multiple Sclerosis) *

World No-Tobacco Day * 1,610 more words


Quote of the day

Writers and painters alike are in the business of consulting their own imaginations, and stimulating the imaginations of others. Together, and separately, they celebrate the absolute mystery of otherness. 8 more words


May 31 in history

1279 BC – Rameses II (The Great) (19th dynasty) became pharaoh of Ancient Egypt.

526  A an earthquake in Antioch, Turkey, killed 250,000.

1223 Mongol invasion of the Cumans:  838 more words



We have sticklers in our family.  I wouldn’t have called my dad a stickler, although he had the highest-level language credential in my extended family and could have carried it off without much trouble.  1,703 more words

Delights And Diatribes

Punctuation - What's the point?

When first reading ‘Eats, Shoots and Leaves’ by Lynne Truss, I didn’t recognise myself in her humorous description of a stickler for punctuation who is constantly assaulted by the barrage of poorly punctuated phrases that adorn our streets, shops and newspapers. 799 more words

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Eats, shoots & leaves by Lynne Truss - a record of panda-related gun crime or a reference guide to punctuation?

Despite its mildly misleading cover, which features a panda holding a smoking gun deftly escaping the bamboo-ridden scene of the crime, Lyne Truss’ Eats, shoots & leaves… 418 more words

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Reading List, October 2017: My Last (And Next) Five Books

It’s hard to believe that we’re almost to the end of October, which means we’re almost to the end of the year. The last few months have flown by, and I expect the next couple will go even faster. 1,018 more words