Tag Archives: oddity

Multilingual

The Putin interview I mentioned a couple of days back reminded me that when I spent quite a long time in Spain a decade ago, I could read Spanish quite easily, and also write it, and I could speak Spanish … Continue reading

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The Etymology of Rooms

I had an odd idea this morning for the origin of the word “room”. According to an etymological dictionary: room (n.) Old English rum “space” (extent or time); “scope, opportunity,” from Proto-Germanic *ruman (source also of Old Norse, Old Saxon, … Continue reading

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Such A Calm Night

The continuing Brexit fiasco. Guardian: Donald Tusk is pushing the EU27 to offer Theresa May a one-year “flexible” extension to article 50 with an option to leave the EU earlier once the withdrawal agreement is ratified by parliament, senior sources have told … Continue reading

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Suggestions Please

Time was, not so long ago, when I never got nuisance calls on my home landline telephone. Now I get several every day. Calls to tell me that my internet connection has been compromised. Calls to tell me that my … Continue reading

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Au Revoir Papa et Maman

ZeroHedge: French Schools Replace “Mother” And “Father” With “Parent 1” And “Parent 2” In the latest example of political correctness run amok in Europe, the French National Assembly this week passed an education reform bill which included a controversial amendment to replace … Continue reading

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Toffee Apple World

I came across an interesting map of the world yesterday. It showed the direction and speed of motion of land masses as measured by GPS stations: 10. Crustal GPS signals on the earth do not support plate tectonics theory. Global … Continue reading

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The Logic of Transgender Bathrooms

A headline in Breitbart caught my attention: German Elementary Schools to Install ‘Third Gender’ Bathrooms Three new elementary schools around Munich in the German state of Bavaria are putting forth a proposal to create a bathroom for a “third gender” … Continue reading

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