1. "You are here to enrich the world, and you impoverish yourself if you forget that errand" (Woodrow Wilson)
2. idiomatic Ugandan washing machine
tittilate Late onset of puberty
3. Coles supermarkets sell 425 gram net wt. cans of
"Baked Beans". By their own fine print admission, each can contains 179 grams of baked beans. The remainder is "sauce". (primarily water)
I think there used to be a commodity known as commercial ethics.
It incorporated something my Mum and Dad would have called "honesty", from an era when the corner grocer had large hanging scales for all to read the correct weight.
I wonder if the ethics of commerce will ever make a comeback.
4. Yet another wonderful, genuine, useful and affordable service is being offered to SMS users in Australia. Text the name of you and your partner to get the best possible name for your first offspring;
Reply; BLOODY MIRACLE GOF
(not good, but I'll accept it if she does)
5. In rural Papua New Guinea where birth certificates were not issued, the standard method of determining whether or not a child was old enough to start school was for it to reach one hand over its head and touch the opposite shoulder. This manouvre supposedly cannot be achieved by children younger than 6 years of age.
And, as I feel like being a fount of indispensible knowledge today, apparently it is also impossible to lick your elbow.
I wonder who the unemployed dingbat was who discovered that, and what other anatomical truths he found out during the same journey of discovery.
It is an assumption which failed to take into consideration those of us who are endowed with extraordinarily long tongues.