For your delectation this week:

I was reading about grammar this week on the BBC Magazine site – did you know that poor grasp of grammar and spelling can cost you dates via online dating sites?  I have to say that erroneous apostrophes drive me up the wall, but I’m less bothered about the less/fewer argument.  Maybe there’s scope for a whole new online dating community based around people’s grammatical preferences…

There was a Canadian astronaut touched down at Prestwick International Airport on Tuesday.  Should have gone to Specsavers…

What do the phrases ‘Hiking the Appalachian Trail’, ‘Discussing Uganda’, ‘Final user’, ‘Wide stance’, ‘Watching badgers’ and ‘Slipping my moorings’ have in common?  Answers on a postcard…

In the last month, I’ve had over 1,500 e-mails to my work address, not counting automatically generated system notifications from the tools I use.  In my home e-mail I’ve had a little under 2,000.  At 2 minutes to process each e-mail I think that means I’ve spent 4.9 days in the last month just reading e-mails.  Assuming I politely replied to each one, and that that also took 2 minutes, I’ve spent 9.8 days in total going squared eyed over e-mails, maybe I need to get out more!

Last Friday I walked out of a meeting at work and glanced out the window, only to see a truly enormous ship moving up the Clyde.  How do I know it was enormous?  Well between my office and the river is a very large 2 storey shopping centre.  The ship dwarfed it o.O  Not something you see every day…

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