Comments – Many thanks to Henrique, Boska, Sara, Ivan, Soroush, Vitaliy, and Maione for a fantastic response to my balloon fiesta and Mudd posts.
I listened to the Primus song - not really my cup of tea though very distinctive in its way. And well done, again, to Naheed for pointing the earlier origin of the phrase.
Cheikh Vall – Let me have a go at pronouncing your name. Is it similar to Sheik (as in the Arabic honorific term) and Vall like ball? Or like cal?
Mud is not used to describe pronunciation but it can be used when something is unclear – to muddy the facts, for example.
Vitalily -A very interesting point you make about the importance of ‘virtual communities’. I think we are all benefitting from the opportunity to share our interests with people across the world, though there can, of course, be a downside – see here http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8180115.stm.
James Wu– James, you’re quite right. I hadn’t noticed I’d written ‘Does know anyone?’ when I meant ‘Does anyone know?’ These 'weird' mistakes happen sometimes - the keyboard equivalent of a ‘slip of the tongue’.
Ang – delighted you enjoyed the joke. I try to put a new joke or a teaser in each post. In the case of the jokes ‘new’ usually means ‘very old’!
Today I’ll finish with a two-part question to think about:
a) What are the ten most used verbs in English?
b) What do they have in common?
No googling this one please – see if you can work it out without going to a source.
not really my cup of tea - not the kind of thing I normally like
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