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New art cards for warm summer days ...and a few winter ones too

Posted 18 November 2018 in Art Cards.

You want one - but do you need one?

Posted 18 November 2018 in Cartoons & pictures.

More quirky humour from Dave Blazek at LoosePartsComic.com. Dave was nominated for the Best Newspaper Panel in the Reuben Awards, the Oscars of cartooning, in 2015.

More quirky humour from Dave Blazek at LoosePartsComic.com. Dave was nominated for the Best Newspaper Panel in the Reuben Awards, the Oscars of cartooning, in 2015.

Think commas

Posted 18 November 2018 in Cartoons & pictures.

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Batman finds time to read

Posted 18 November 2018 in Cartoons & pictures.

Credit: Pinterest

Credit: Pinterest

Blue eyes dipping into feminism

Posted 18 November 2018 in Cartoons & pictures.

Paul Newman reading Margaret Drabble .  Credit: ebookPorn

The late actor Paul Newman, reputed to have had the bluest eyes in the business, reading Margaret Drabble, the femininist novelist and a one-time actor. Credit: ebookPorn

Twenty words we have absorbed from other counties

Posted 18 November 2018 in The Wonders of English.

  1. dollar (Germany)
  2. tomato (Mexico)
  3. zombie (West Africa via the Caribbean)
  4. tsunami (Japan)
  5. bungalow (India)
  6. café (French)
  7. boomerang (Australia)
  8. algebra (Arabic)
  9. macho (Spanish)
  10. hug and snug (Scandinavian)
  11. ketchup (Cantonese)
  12. balaclava (Russian)
  13. truck (United States)
  14. clock (Ireland)
  15. blackmail (Scotland)
  16. novel (Italy)
  17. assassin (Persian)
  18. turquoise (Turkic)
  19. berserk (Viking/Old Norse)
  20. physics (Greek)

Those poor executives

Posted 18 November 2018 in Funny mistakes.

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Even God makes mistakes

Posted 18 November 2018 in Funny mistakes.

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The Surgeon

Posted 18 November 2018 in Brain Teasers.

Read the text below carefully.

The surgeon quickly donned white coat, cap, and gloves. Theatre assistants were preparing for a major operation. The ambulance would soon be arriving.

A young boy had been crushed in a serious road traffic accident, and hospital staff had to assess the viability of at least one of his legs.

The surgeon grunted and pulled on the tight gloves, wiping away sweat from a dripping brow.

“Which anaesthetist have we got today?” called out a nurse.

“John Barrows!” barked the surgeon, impatiently.

Medics wheeled in a trolley. The small boy’s shock of red hair caught the surgeon’s eye. In a split second, the surgeon took in the scene, lurched across to the trolley, and gasped loudly: “I can’t do this operation. This is my son!”

What kind of a person is the surgeon? When you are satisfied you have read the text carefully, read the end of the story:

“The theatre staff was stunned. There was a moment’s silence, and then a tiny voice called out from the trolley: “Mummy, Mummy, don’t leave me!”

What does the story tell you about your prejudices?

This cafe at Heathrow takes its punctuation seriously

Posted 18 November 2018 in Cartoons & pictures.

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