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Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Today at 21:17

That"s an amazing price for wellies Clari.  I hope they're good and don't rub you up the wrong way.   I do love wellies.

Hosta - that sounds a bit too exciting.  Hope all goes well.

Does anyone know a rain dance?   Lots of lovely wet looking clouds around but all sailing straight past.

I Need Help.... QUICK!!!!!

Posted: Today at 11:13

The Roman era is all part of British history and culture, surely, along with the Vikings, the Angles, Saxons and so on.  I very much doubt there's a pure bred Pict or Celt left anywhere in Scotland or Wales and they came form Europe anyway.

I Need Help.... QUICK!!!!!

Posted: Today at 10:06

I used to have great fun with my scientists teaching them Americanisms as distinct form the English so they didn't get in trouble.    They all tried to tell me the metric system is logical until I explained that the Imperial system is human - based on either body part lengths or what a man could reasonably lift or plough or step out.   Then they got it - but didn't want to use it.   12 times tables, 14 times tables?  No.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Today at 10:00

You don't say!

Good list Dacha but I see he avoids the dreaded spoonsful/spoonful debate.

I Need Help.... QUICK!!!!!

Posted: Today at 09:57

I have my own confusions to deal with on a daily basis but am finding people here very kind about the fact that I use "belgicisms" when speaking French but then I left the UK in 1991 and have been learning and speaking French in Belgium until last October.    Words for basic things like curtains and gates are different and the French still count the old fashioned way - four score and fifteen for 95 whereas the Belgians say 95.  Generally, the locals are impressed and delighted that we don't expect to get away with English.

Watery - Americans have very little sense of irony in my experience.   British humour is riddled with it and they take the mickey out of everyone.   I get Belgian and French humour but not their comedy.   .

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Today at 09:32

Sorry about the hirple Joyce.   You can keep your spurtle.  Never did like porridge but I do love oats in biscuits and crumbles and muesli and flapjacks.

Glad you enjoyed that link PP.   Hosta - Possum starts a lot of sentences or questions with "So....".  I am being pedantic about that even tho I realise she probably got it from all the years we watched Buffy together when she was a wee lass - girl empowerment and all that and good fun too.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 23:59

Liri - you're going to Ireland aren't you?  Bound to rain but feel free to send it here instead.   Have a great time.

Insects of the day

Posted: Yesterday at 23:42

Lovely photos.  Never seen a cinnabar moth so had to look it up.

Most of the butterflies and insects around here move far too fast for me to see what they are.  I shall try my camera instead.

Hello Forkers ... July Edition

Posted: Yesterday at 23:19

Yes - and the one being sniffy about the Greek origins of octopus before the bloody Romans adopted it.

Can you tell me?

Posted: Yesterday at 23:18

Looks like hypericum to me.  St John's Wort.   There are several forms.  Here's what the RHS has to say - RHS+hypericum+cultivation

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