Friday, April 27, 2007


Poodle fakeing

In cockney rhyming slang, a Quaker was known as a poodle faker, an enterprising Japanese company has gone one step further

Wednesday, April 25, 2007


my wheels

as promised

Wednesday, April 18, 2007


Simplified Spelling

Plan for the Improvement of English Spelling
by Mark Twain

For example, in Year 1 that useless letter "c" would be dropped to be replased either by "k" or "s", and likewise "x" would no longer be part of the alphabet. The only kase in which "c" would be retained would be the "ch" formation, which will be dealt with later. Year 2 might reform "w" spelling, so that "which" and "one" would take the same konsonant, wile Year 3 might well abolish "y" replasing it with "i" and Iear 4 might fiks the "g/j" anomali wonse and for all. Jenerally, then, the improvement would kontinue iear bai iear with Iear 5 doing awai with useless double konsonants, and Iears 6-12 or so modifaiing vowlz and the rimeining voist and unvoist konsonants. Bai Iear 15 or sou, it wud fainali bi posibl tu meik ius ov thi ridandant letez "c", "y" and "x" -- bai now jast a memori in the maindz ov ould doderez -- tu riplais "ch", "sh", and "th" rispektivli. Fainali, xen, aafte sam 20 iers ov orxogrefkl riform, wi wud hev a lojikl, kohirnt speling in ius xrewawt xe Ingliy-spiking werld.

Tuesday, April 10, 2007



In Sept 1998 I had a stroke, this did not disable me that much, it just meant I found walking more difficult and it changed me from being right handed to being left handed. What really disabled me, was COPD aka Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Desease. This means I get very out of breath after doing very little. This desease is caused in the main by smoking. I gave up smoking over a year ago.

Due to enormous pressure from my darling daughter, I instigated procedures to be declared officially disabled, which means I qualify for more state benefits, one benefit is the motability scheme, which basically means, the state in its infinite wisdom has decided I qualify for a car, so instead of being cooped up in this damn room, day in day out, I can get about again. I do not exactly know when the car arrives, but rest assured, when it does there will be a photo of me sitting in it, on this 'ere blog.

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