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past thoughts october 2011
Tuesday, October 4th, 2011
5th. The word is "fifth". It has an "f" in the middle of it. It is not "fith". It is not "Revenge of the Fith". I had a rant about "sikth" a while back, but at least that has quite a difficult juxtaposition of consonants for less able linguists to manage. What's the problem with "fifth", for heaven's sake.
Please, TV announcers, presenters and news readers - pronounce "fifth" correctly!
Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
What's with this innovation that seems to be on all new cars these days - the side-lights consisting of a little string of fairy lights? It makes these vehicles look like a Christmas tree. Whose idea was it in the first place and why have all the car manufacturers taken it on board?
What were they thinking?
Tuesday, October 18th, 2011
Facelifts? I'd have a facelift - it'd be no skin off my nose.
Tueday, October 25th, 2011
Disease: Ridiculous health and safety regulations.