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Here Is the Six Quid I Owe You

I was trying to explain alliteration to a colleague today. “The sick squid suddenly squirted slime.” says I.  She did not get it. This she got: Betty Botter bought a bit of butter. The butter Betty Botter bought was a … Continue reading

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The Sun Goes Around the Earth

I have always thought that Galileo or was it Copernicus must have been very clever to work out that the Earth goes around the Sun because it clearly does not. I mean it rises in the morning goes around the … Continue reading

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Language

A very charming Japanese colleague goes to Hokkaido and brings me back a present. It is a squid. She says – Neil-san i have put the cooking instructions on the packet_. I look and this is what I see. My … Continue reading

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Success is not Final, Failure is not Fatal

I try very hard to get away from work early-ish these days because I want to fish for squid. The tide is high at around 6:30, the sea is calm, it is warm and sultry, so what better after a … Continue reading

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Jiggety Jig

*”To market, to market, to buy a fat pig, Home again, home again, jiggety-jig.” The recognized method to catch squid around here is called jigging. You cast your jig into the sea and jig  it up and down as you … Continue reading

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