Monthly Archives: April 2016
No, this is not my N entry. Nor is it photographic. Nor is it typical of me to nitpick here in wordpressland. Notwithstanding, it is my intention to continue.
I can understand why the majority of American English exists. It seems over 400 years or so, things do evolve. Why spell fiber fibre? There are many examples of the English language which are inconsistent. Why not iron them out?
I’m not going go on. It is boring.
As a chemist, my biggest irritation is Aluminum. It raises my blood pressure writing it that way. It shouldn’t, I know.
Aluminium. Pronounced with the emphasis on al and spoken like condominium. Easy.
With the advent of the internet, American English is taking over the world.
One more. Going to the bathroom. My son insists on saying this. “Are you having a bath or a shower” I say. He just ignores me now. What’s wrong with word toilet?
Nitpick no more
My lifetime partner and best friend. Possibly not after this entry. This entry is here on her request.Below is a photo I took of her in the early 70s long before we got togetherA more recent photographShe is teacher, a damn good one. This is her in 1988, top right hand, in her Diana Dors phase.A selfie; she took it, so she must approve. In Central Bangkok
Both Jo and I love dogs. I don’t know why; as I write this both of our Jack Russells are fighting.
Please excuse me for my laziness tonight. This is Iris DeMent. I am a fan of hers.This is photo I took of her 17 mths ago, at Meeniyan Town Hall, in South Gippsland, Victoria. She has an unusual voice which a lot of people cannot appreciate. That’s OK, She’s a star in my eyes and ears. – I met her after the show but was too shy to be photographed with her.