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What’s happen to the apostrophe? Was it stolen? I think we should be told. I for one want it back. I’m all for evolution of the language, but this is blatantly nonsensical.

And in other news, the Grauniad have surpassed themselves in today’s edition:

A panel accompanying an article about past Booker prize winners (Booker prize’s long-term fame lottery, page 11, October 21) was wrong to say that Peter Carey’s novel Oscar and Lucinda sold just 13 copies in British bookshops in the previous year. In fact, its sales were more than 3,000. Apologies.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 121st post was filed under: Media, Miscellaneous.

Angry Little Men: A Response

Here’s something strange: I was in the Stephenson halls at Durham last year. And whilst I have no idea what a ‘house manager’ is, I’m assuming it’s like a porter – who thought that I was insane. And still does.

As for lifts, I can’t believe that getting stuck in one made the papers. It happens all the time here. Just get everyone to jump at the same time. People do it all the time.

I got fined £15 for leaving stains on my carpet. Which was actually nothing to do with me, they were there when I arrived. But never mind.

Anyway, now I’m snuggled up in my Happy House instead of halls. It’s SO much nicer and more comfortable. Even if it does mean I now have to get up before ten to nine.

Anyway, it just seemed weird that there was a freaky LBSC connection there.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 120th post was filed under: Miscellaneous.

Lynda Lee-Potter

I think my feelings about her have been fairly well documented on this site, but it’s still sad that she’s dead at just 69.

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 119th post was filed under: News and Comment.

Soooooooon!

I have been virtually netless for the past couple of weeks, so pity me. I’ve also developed a nasty habit of naturally typing the word ‘soon’ as ‘sooooooooooon’.

Driving up to Gateshead last weekend, I passed a sign for Consett, which obviously filled me with a warm LBSC glow.

I actually quite liked Oliver Letwin’s speech, if only because he was the only high-ranking politician from any of the parties this year (and in recent memory) to address Conference without simply reading from an autocue. Good for him. And his hand movements were hilarious.

It’s nice to know that Jack doesn’t have to get up early, considering that my lectures start at 9am most days, and 8am on some bad days. Having said that, this term should be very enjoyable, since it is popularly known as the ‘naughty’ term, alluding to the fact that we spend this term studying the ‘naughty bits’. So far, we’ve really been focusing on the breast. And I’ve seen someone with four nipples. How many people can say that? Apparently, it’s very common to have superfluous nipples.

I thought I was reasonably well informed on matters of male and female genitalia, but from the little we’ve done, I’ve already learned more than I expected. At the very least, it’ll be a fun term to revise in groups…

I meet my babies on Monday night, so that’ll be exciting. And the NTL man cometh on Wednesday to install t’interweb.

Till then, I bid you farewall…

Originally posted on The LBSC

This 118th post was filed under: Politics, University.


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