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Author:  Marion Arnott [ Fri Jan 08, 2010 11:06 pm ]
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retrocausality - Des used in the BB thread! It has such a RING! I'm not sure I understand it, but it RINGS!

Author:  des2 [ Sat Jan 09, 2010 10:24 pm ]
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Two respected scientists recently theorised that the Large Hadron Collider was sabotaging itself from the future... or will be?

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Jan 10, 2010 10:19 am ]
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As if life wasn't complicated enough!

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 9:47 am ]
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school tunic

jolly japes

lashings of ginger beer

I am in mourning for the sacreligious attack on ther works of Enid Blyton!

http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2010/ju ... e-makeover

Author:  des2 [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 10:48 am ]
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Me, too.

“'Secret Way!' said Anne, her eyes shining. ‘Oh, I hope it’s that! Secret Way! How exciting. What sort of secret way would it be, Julian?’
‘How do I know, Anne, silly?’ said Julian. ‘I don’t even know that the words are meant to mean “Secret Way.” It’s really a guess on my part.’”
-- Enid Blyton (Five Go Adventuring Again).

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:03 pm ]
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How I loved the Famous Five! And the 'xxxx of Adventure' series!

Oh, I say, they were Jolly good!

Author:  des2 [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 1:19 pm ]
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That's all I read at one stage - The Famous Five.

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Sun Jul 25, 2010 4:03 pm ]
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Me too. But the best, the very best book she ever wrote, was 'The Castle of Adventure.'

My sister says I'm wrong - she thinks the best was 'The Boy Next Door'!

Ah me, the power of words!
The mere mention of the Five's 'lashings of ginger beer 'and I am transported back to childhood and the room I shared with my sister. Our Blyton collection was on shelves below the window, under the hamster cage which was on the top one. There was pink wallpaper and Spanish fans on the wall - and a poster of the bullfighter 'El Cordobes' Now where did that come from after all these years?), my first crush.

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Tue Sep 06, 2011 10:44 pm ]
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susurrus.


Found it today in Julian Barnes's new book. Hadn't seen that word for years, but it is delightful.

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Tue Jul 03, 2012 8:19 am ]
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Discovered by Des: 'coulrophobia' - a fear of clowns.

Author:  Marion Arnott [ Thu Jul 05, 2012 12:41 pm ]
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girn - English: to pull strange faces

girn - Scots - to whinge and whine

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