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