Go add a comment to Hanan Levin’s Grow A Brain – he’s aiming for 500 on this post and a commenter will be picked at random to win $100. Oh yes indeedy. Think how many plastic ducks that’ll buy! What on earth do you want rubber ducks for Daisy? Ah well, there be points. And what do points make? Prizes!
While there I spotted a few juicy links. First up: if you enjoyed Mike’s recent YouTube nostalgia trip then you’ll definitely enjoy Vidéo Nostalgie pointing us to mostly French language YouTube clips such as Sylvie Vartin’s lovely ballad, Deux Mains (those dancers in the background might make this link NSFW). There are lots of archives too so I’ve bookmarked this one for the weekend.
I’d be paging Nancy in aisle 11 for that last one but she’s off to the beach. Harrumph. Oh well, you could instead read her excellent article at Flagpole on the wealth of Arabic words now in the English language:
Tabby (a striped cat) is from Arabic “’attabiya,” a striped silk cloth, originally manufactured in the ‘Attayib neighborhood of Baghdad.
Meanwhile, filed under the Does Dolly Parton sleep on her back? category, it’s official, Welsh accents are musical.
Take two students, one chalkboard and silly half hour and you get Dibujos animados en la pizzada. It’s in Spanish but you won’t need to speak a word to see the humour.
I’m off to get a sweater, the temperature plummeted overnight (hooray!) but is forecast to rise sharply again in the next few days and throughout August (boo!) so I’m going to enjoy the chill while it lasts.