Sunday, December 28, 2008

I got a big chunk of my LVC essay done whilst Mike and 2 friends were playing MarioKart the other day. How odd - you'd think it'd be distracting, but it turned out better than sitting by my desk at home.

Did you know that the glottal stop only established itself in British English in the early 20th Century? Mad how it's already all but wiped out the wonderful t-to-r in Yorkshire... Random fact of the day, brought to you by a very sleepy Jahooliia.

Christmas has been great, so far. Only had half of it - on Monday we fly to (hopefully!) snowy Sweden for part 2. People have been so generous, not sure they've heard of that little thing they call the 'credit crunch' though... Maybe it's all a myth, like the moon landing or evolution.

And - not to worry - that last bit was a reference to Friends. The philosophical bible of my generation...


Monday, December 15, 2008

Wallander was shown on BBC the other night. I was very excited! Until I sat down to watch it and realised it's an English version with Kenenth Branagh as Wallander. Sigh. I turned it off and watched Top Gear instead. Mind you it might have been worth watching just for the comedy factor?

Friday, December 05, 2008

On Breakfast on BBC1 this morning they were talking to some singer or other. Whilst listing his accomplishments, they thought it appropriate to mention that 'and, he's married to one of the most beautiful women in the world'.

They didn't mention her name. Had they been interviewing a woman, I'm sure it would have been 'and she's dating the very distinguished and successful Mr X'.

Small gripe of the day! Over and out.

Monday, December 01, 2008