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A (wo)man with a mission

I think I just discovered my purpose in life : editing Wikipedia articles to correct the use of England when it should be the United Kingdom and (far more rarely), the use of the UK when it should be England.

1 down, 6 gazillion to go.

If only we could fix the output of BBC Radio 4 so easily.

Corked bottle with rolled up sheet of paper inside
Photo by Denzzani at Stock Xchng

If you’ve ever put a message in a bottle you’ll appreciate this story:

ANTIGO, Wis. (AP) _ Years after casting a bottled-up note into a lake for a class project and just one year after his death, a man’s childhood message has been found and returned to his mother.

Eleven years ago, a then 10-year-old Joshua Baker wrote the message nestled in an empty vanilla container, his mother, Maggie Holbrook said. He died last February following a motor vehicle accident in California. He had recently returned home after serving in the Middle East as a U.S. Marine.

Why we split up

…She told me we couldn’t afford beer anymore and I’d have to quit.
…Then I caught her spending $65.00 on make-up.
…And I asked how come I had to give up stuff and not her.
…She said she needed the make-up to look pretty for me.
…I told her that was what the beer was for.

I don’t think she’s coming back…

One Response to “A (wo)man with a mission”

  1. Knock Knock Mary
    June 24th, 2006 17:58
    1

    Smart lady – she got the expensive make-up and got away from him.

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