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BBC News – E-mail error ends up on road sign

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/7702913.stm When officials asked for the Welsh translation of a road sign, they thought the reply was what they needed. Unfortunately, the e-mail response to Swansea council said in Welsh: “I am not in the office at the moment. Send any work to be translated”. So that was what went up under the English version […]

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http://www.edmontonsun.com/News/World/2007/08/19/4429322-sun.html Peru sends troops to deal with looters I thought this said “Peru sends troops to deal with lobsters“. I really have to start going to bed earlier…

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http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/01/07/overdue.book.ap/index.html Man returns book overdue since 1960 A timely article for me, as I had wayyyy too many items out of the vaunted TPL when I fell sick over Xmas, and now owe the better part of a mortgage payment in fines. Luckily, I’m not at this guy’s amount, though I must say I’m jealous! […]

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http://www.writtenonthecity.com/display.php?image=231&loc=18&type= I think I prefer this in its uncorrected version. The hatred of Napoleon’s poor for rice is an unexplored topic for historians.

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Faux pas – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_faux_pas A fun list of international customs and tips on how to avoid societal faux-pas. Interesting to see how many superstitions are still observed, as well as noting how easy it can be to do something terribly offensive in one part of the world, while maintaining etiquette in another. As usual, I got a tremendous […]

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Exhilarating | Define Exhilarating at Dictionary.com

http://dictionary.reference.com/search?r=2&q=exhilarating An admissory Word of the Moment, as I just realised I’ve been misspelling exhilarate. And what a crime to bog down any sentence with such an uplifting verb at its core! Exhilarate, tr.v. 1. To cause to feel happily refreshed and energetic; elate. 2. To invigorate; stimulate. [Latin exhilarre, exhilart- : ex-, intensive pref.; […]

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Dated Dean, Married Kerry (sticker) & John Kerry & Irregular Goods: Liberal Bumper Stickers and Pins

http://www.cafepress.com/irregulargoods.9451854 I hadn’t seen one of these in a while: From the hindsight is 20/20 file, Dean will now always be the one who got away…

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DLAFs reviews – StumbleUpon

http://dlaf.stumbleupon.com/review/3201583/ DLAF accidentally erased the contents of her hard drive. Ouch. It must be Unretrievably Erase Your Files Week; I too unknowingly elected to celebrate by wiping out all email from the face of my work computer. Admittedly, I’m more upset about the 2 or 3 personal emails than I am about 3 years’ worth […]

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