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Complete the simile, 'As old as the WHAT'?

Parents
Seas
Hills
Old man

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26
Jul
2013

Having been a tad negative/cynical recently I thought I would share a few lines which are particular favourites of mine for their combination of sound and the images and emotions they evoke. Minor changes in language and usage may annoy briefly, but language in the hands of a poet is a lovely thi ... read more

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19
Jul
2013

It’s interesting to note that the different accents of English-speaking countries such as Australia, New Zealand, Canada and North America vary because of the part of the British Isles that the majority of settlers came from.
The broad Australian accent is very similar to Cockney pr ... read more

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12
Jul
2013

I'm having a whinge. I simply hate the way the word PROGRESS has changed its pronunciation over the last few decades. And PROCESS.
What do I mean? Well, it's not unrelated to the OFFENCE/DEFENCE thing (ignoring the difference between the British English DEFENCE and the North American ... read more

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24
Jun
2013

Some jobs are hard to imagine doing, like cleaning skyscraper windows hundreds of feet up in the air in a cherry-picker or working in an egg factory where you lie on your back scraping rotten eggs off conveyor belts.

In comparison, ... read more

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30
May
2013

A charming story emerged in the news this week about a lost love letter penned by a former Australian Prime Minister.
Ros Mills, a 74 year old Tasmanian woman was renovating a cottage that was once the residence of Joseph Lyons and his wife Dame Enid during the early years of their marria ... read more

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23
May
2013

As crossword solvers, you will be only too familiar with the synonym, the most common form of crossword clue, a word that means the same as another. Big and large, small and little, topic and theme ... read more

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15
May
2013

Yea! We've just had the Budget announced in Australia, to the inevitable wailing of baffled interest groups and the whirring of spin placed on it by competing political groups. Did I mention there's a national election coming up within months?
So this made me think of the terms wh ... read more

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08
May
2013

In case you weren’t aware from the junk mail catalogues clogging up your mailbox, this Sunday the 12th May is Mother’s Day in Australia. While regular readers of this blog will know I’m usually no fan of ‘Hallmark’ holidays, I have to confess I’m kind of OK wit ... read more

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02
May
2013

Readers of Lovatts puzzle magazines often send in funny misprints from church bulletins. I suspect they’re written at the last minute. Maybe the parish priest or vicar is preparing ... read more

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25
Apr
2013

I am unashamed YouPlayers, in making this post all about ME. You see, I have some problems of the culinary kind - and I need your help!
It seems that I have lost my kitchen mojo – and while I have searched far and wide - in the backseat of the car, under the bed, even in the mysteri ... read more

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17
Apr
2013

I'm making a creme for my souffle, my coffee's in the cafetiere, the pate comes from the cafe, the decor of which betokens an elite chateau ambience. While the attache has written a communique in detail, with detachment far from mediocre, I've made a flambe of a kepi and epee, just fo ... read more

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11
Apr
2013

Just because you all enjoyed this Sudoku tutorial blog post so much, today I thought we'd take a look at ADDOKU.
Addoku is a variant of ... read more