Posts tagged ‘uk’

January 20, 2019

The best laid schemes of mice and men . . .

by duncanr

gang aft awry (Robert Burns)

the truth behind these words penned by Scotland’s National Bard in his poem ‘To a Mouse‘ is illustrated by the collapse of a husband’s cunning plan to prevent his wife returning to the UK following a trip to Pakistan . . .

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December 20, 2018

Meanwhile, in the UK . . .

by duncanr


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August 4, 2018

Educating Rita. Trump

by duncanr

trump has been widely mocked and ridiculed in the UK for his ignorance regarding the difference between the terms ‘UK’ (United Kingdom),’GB’ (Great Britain), and England – http://tinyurl.com/yacrb744

and rightly so, for doesn’t the arsehole President constantly crow about being a ‘genius’, and his super high IQ?

and yet he hasn’t the remotest idea of the correct name for the place he recently visited ?

and his mother, who emigrated to the USA from Scotland must be ‘birling’ in her grave to think her son believes Scotland to be a part of England – for there is no greater insult to a Scot than to be thought to be English!

and yet, sadly, trump is not . . .

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May 14, 2018

Telling Time

by duncanr

recently, the BBC reported that some UK schools were replacing analogue clocks in exam rooms with digital ones because teenagers didn’t know how to read the time using an analogue clock – http://tinyurl.com/ycnjfyq3

to an ‘oldie’ like me, to whom this skill is second nature, this seemed a ludicrous state of affairs

this morning, however, I stumbled across an old clip featuring one of my all-time favourite comedians, Dave Allen, in which he

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March 7, 2018

Pineapple on Pizza ?

by duncanr

it’s a controversial subject but it would seem that in the UK, at least, the verdict is in – http://tinyurl.com/y9d6s5bf

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March 1, 2018

Emma meets Beast from the East

by duncanr

Parts of the UK are currently experiencing some inclement weather – with high winds, plunging temperatures, and heavy snow disrupting services and endangering life

Scotland has been particularly badly hit, with the MET Office issuing a ‘red alert’ advising folk not to travel unless their journey really necessary – http://tinyurl.com/ycfgoz5t

February 27, 2018

Why UK will be Cold : Think of Tea

by duncanr

Icy winds from Siberia [the ‘Beast from the East’] are bringing plunging temperatures and snow to the UK, disrupting traffic and communications

emergency shelters have been set up for the homeless, as health officials warn the exceptionally cold weather could killhttp://tinyurl.com/y78o367x

[don’t worry about me, folks. I should be OK. I’ve checked my . . .

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February 17, 2018

Healthcare : UK vs US

by duncanr

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February 6, 2018

the Emancipation of Women

by duncanr

This year marks the centenary of some women getting the vote in parliamentary elections in England and 90 years since women got to vote on equal terms to men. The National Archives has a world-renowned collection of documents relating to the 20th century women’s suffrage movement and their 100 web portal has officially gone livehttp://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk

January 22, 2018

Misleading Title

by duncanr

I loved the TV shows recounting married thespians Timothy West and Prunella Scales journeys exploring the UK canal system

some folk not familiar with the shows, however, who buy this discounted book might be disappointed to find their . . .

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