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Snigger…

I’m sorry but he left with a massive amount of publicity and got to……Calais!

Campaigner abandons cashless ‘peace walk’ from Britain to India – because the French thought he was an asylum seeker | the Daily Mail

Telegraph Banned words…

Damn, if they make a paper that actually does this stuff; I might have to read it…

“U-turns are reversals, about-turns or rethinks. Avoid clichés, especially horrors like “a furious row erupted” and “massive heart attack”. “Brutal murder/rape” is a tautology: we should assume all such crimes are brutal.”

Telegraph Style Book: Banned words – Telegraph

It’s where you put the sticker…

“FNAC in France (but same thing goes with others abroad) always put price stickers on the songs list, meaning it is impossible to see the full selection of songs.”

 

MYBLOG by Ouriel: Details that drive me to buy more music online than offline 

 

I thought that it was just me ranting about details like this; but no. There are other ranters out there!

Handling More Than 12 Hours on a Plane…

Ask The Readers: Handling More Than 12 Hours on a Plane?

My hot tips.

  • Take your watch off and don’t look at the time.
  • Loosen your shoe laces.
  • Sleep if you feel tired, eat if your hungry but don’t sleep because you feel you have to or eat because they’re serving food.
  • Take three different things to read; I always took a paper, a book and a magazine. You need the different tempos otherwise it gets boring.

Today’s quiz…

Who said this and what on earth was he talking about…

“This leads to AMAZING “lap feel.” The lap feel on this thing is off the charts.” 

And the subject is!

More on how kids learn language…

More on how kids learn language (Geek News Central)

“Current research suggests that toddlers don’t learn language one word at a time, but instead learn in chunks by storing different useages of language and cross referencing them until they confirm the context.”

My children have always spoken French and English, something that is new to my experience, therefore I’ve taken special attention watching them learn language. The above quote matches my experience, the idea that children learn linearly one word at a time is nonsense.

Comics…

I remember being stuck in a hotel in Norway and watching a long documentary about comedy.

I don’t remember anything about the techniques and methods explained in the program. I was only struck by one thing…

All these very famous comics, John Cleese, Rowan Atkinson et al,  were all deadly serious about comedy. They analyzed every joke and worked so hard at it. All for something that seemed very natural on stage.

Steve Martin seems the same…

Steve Martin on being funny – Boing Boing