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Man thought he was going to die, but he didn’t

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Hold up! Before you read on, please read this...

This post was published more than 15 years ago

I keep old posts on the site because I often enjoy reading old content on other people's sites. It can be interesting to see how views have changed over time: for example, how my strident teenage views have, to put it mildly, mellowed.

I'm not a believer in brushing the past under the carpet. I've written some offensive rubbish on here in the past: deleting it and pretending it never happened doesn't change that. I hope that stumbling across something that's 15 years old won't offend anyone anew, because I hope that people can understand that what I thought and felt and wrote about then is probably very different to what I think and feel and write about now. It's a relic of an (albeit recent) bygone era.

So, given the age of this post, please bear in mind:

  • My views may well have changed in the last 15 years. I have written some very silly things over the years, many of which I find cringeworthy today.
  • This post might use words or language in ways which I would now consider inappropriate, offensive, embarrassing, or all three.
  • Factual information might be outdated.
  • Links might be broken, and embedded material might not appear properly.

Okay. Consider yourself duly warned. Read on...

From the Beeb:

Punjilal, a 75-year-old resident of a village in India’s Madhya Pradesh state had said he would die between 1500 and 1700 local time on Thursday … But the time came and passed and the fortune teller survived.

A slightly off-beat story maybe, but why on Earth did it make the front page of the BBC News site?

This 747th post was filed under: News and Comment.

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Comment from sjhoward (author of the post)


    21.36, 20/10/2005

I’ve corrected a typo in the title for this post, so the Permalink URI…

…archive/2005/10/20/man-thought-he-was-doing-to-die-but-he-didnt

…and the title…

Man thought he was going to die, but he didn’t

…are incongruous – apologies for the initial error.




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