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wingcountofmontewing

From Heanor, Derbyshire United Kingdom
Age 68
Joined Tuesday, September 18, 2007
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Some of my catches:


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Going to India...

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Another one going to India, journalled by someone from Split-Dalmatia, Croatia...

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Someone loves this book...

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This one caught at Stratford-on-Avon. The finder hopes BC isn't cranky!

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This book inspired the finder who took it to the South Africa World Cup...

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The finder got some other bargains when she found this book...

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This finder "hearts" bookcrossing!

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Found at the tram stop, this one put the finder in a great mood

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This finder thought it was great...

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This finder fell in love with Fantastic Mr Fox!

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This one went to Sydney Harbour Bridge

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Another happy finder!

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Found at Liverpool, perhaps on its way to Vegas...

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Sharing a link!

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Found beside Robin Hood in Nottingham, now on its way to America

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An excited finder

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This book inspired the finder to buy another copy.

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Shhh...ever so slightly geeky!



Humorous Definitions(from The Book of Wit and Humour by Peter Cagney):


Atom: male cat
Absentee: A missing golf accessory
Apocalypse: A small pocket-sized lipstick
Azure: The first act of a Shakespearian play. The rest is called "Like it".
Buttress: A woman cream churner
Blazer: An arsonist
Blunderbuss: A vehicle which goes from London to Southend via Eastbourne
Bonanza: A beautiful French reply
Cloister: In extreme proximity
Climate: The only thing you can do with a ladder
Carrion: A series of successful British films
Conscience: The thing that aches when everything else feels good
Cabbage: The fare you pay a taxi driver
Deliberate: To throw back into jail
Fieldfare: A picnic
Figment: Item worn by Eve in Eden which stretched Adam's imagination
Germicide: Bacteria committing hara-kiri
Gangrene: Inexperienced mob
Granary: A home for female senior citizens
Habituate: A mannerism which you dislike
Inkling: A small ballpen
Jugular: Shaped like a vase
Nightingale: Stormy outing
Propaganda: A real male bird
Pedestrian: A motorist with two sons, each having a girlfriend
Rotunda: An author's pseudonym
Snuff: Sufficient unto the day
Synonymous: When the transgressor is unknown
Taxidermist: HMRC inspector who skins you
Yes-Man: One who stoops to concur.


More Definitions (from Professor Branestawm's Dictionary by Norman Hunter):


Abominable: A piece of explosive swallowed by a male cow.
Absinth: Something that makes the heart grow fonder.
Accident: A mark made by a chopper.
Adverse: Stick on some poetry.
Alight here: A fire at this place.
Allocate: A greeting for Catherine.
Analyse: Anna doesn't tell the truth.
Antennae: There are none.
Baccarat: Gamble on a rodent.
Bandeau: Forbidden water.
Baton: Continue playing cricket.
Benign: be a year older than 8.
Cantilever: Is the gentleman not able to go away from the lady?
Capsize: How large a hat you wear.
Copper Nitrate: What policemen get paid for working overtime in the evenings.
Dairy: Has he the courage to?
Diploma: The man who comes to mend a burst water pipe.
Eider: One or the other.
Emergency: Go out and look.
Emulate: Emma, you are not on time.
Encored: On a piece of string.
Endorse: Inside the house.
Enterprise: Come in, award.
Forfeit: A quadruped.
Forlorn: A mower.
Freesia: makes you cold.
Jargon: The vase is no longer here.
Juggernaut: An empty jug.
Liability: Capacity for telling untruths.
Lorgnette: A little patch of grass.
Macadam: The first scotsman.
Meander: Myself and girlfriend.
Metronome: Pixie living on the Paris underground.
Odour: Was in debt to the lady.
Orphan: frequently.
Out of Bounds: A frog too tired to leap.
Oxide: Leather.
Palmist: Father didn't score a hit.
Pepper: What you write on.
Pliers: members of a football team.
Ramshackle: Handcuff for a male sheep.
Satellite: Put a match to.
Sedate: The day of the month.
Sesame: "I say" said by a foreigner.
Slate: It isn't early.
Supersede: Very good thing for growing flowers from.
Tea: Break fluid for people.
Testimony: Bad-tempered coins.
Variegate: Change the entrance.
Velocity: We mislaid the hot drink.
Vertigo: In which direction did he proceed?
Wain: Water from the sky.



Idealism is what precedes experience; cynicism is what follows.
-David T. Wolf (b. 1943)

Experience is not what happens to a man; it is what a man does with what happens to him. -Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)

Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent place if no birds sang except the best. -Henry van Dyke, poet (1852-1933)

A problem well stated is a problem half solved. -Charles F. Kettering, inventor and engineer (1876-1958)

The best way to have a good idea is to have lots of ideas. -Linus Pauling, chemist, peace activist, author, educator; Nobel Prize in chemistry, Nobel Peace Prize (1901-1994)

There may be times when we are powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest. -Elie Wiesel, writer, Nobel laureate (b. 1928)

Patience is also a form of action. -Auguste Rodin, sculptor (1840-1917)

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. -Mohandas K. Gandhi (1869-1948)

When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stone-cutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it would split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it, but all that had gone before together. -Jacob A. Riis, journalist and social reformer (1849-

In all affairs it's a healthy thing now and then to hang a question mark on the things you have long taken for granted.
-Bertrand Russell, philosopher, mathematician, author, Nobel laureate (1872-1970)

Be the master of your will and the slave of your conscience. -Hasidic saying

Cheerfulness and contentment are great beautifiers and are famous preservers of youthful looks. -Charles Dickens, novelist (1812-1870)

I met, not long ago, a young man who aspired to become a novelist. Knowing that I was in the profession, he asked me to tell him how he should set to work to realize his ambition. I did my best to explain. 'The first thing,' I said, 'is to buy quite a lot of paper, a bottle of ink, and a pen. After that you merely have to write.' -Aldous Huxley, novelist (1894-1963)

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Just Out Of Interest...

In 2006, the National Football Museum in Preston conducted a survey in which football managers were asked to name their favourite book. This is a selection:

Jose Mourinho - The Bible
Sir Alex Ferguson - Treasure Island - R L Stevenson
Martin Jol - Old Man and the sea - Sir Ernest Hemingway
David O'Leary - Kane and Abel - Jeffrey Archer
Sam Allardyce - The Soul of a Butterfly - Muhammad Ali
Paul Jewell - Bravo Two Zero - Andy McNab
David Moyes - Animal Farm - George Orwell.




FOOL'S ERRANDS
Elbow Grease * Tartan Paint * Bodge Tape * Universal Solvent * Box of Pixels * Bottled Vacuum * Dehydrated Water * Bag of Sparks * Sky Hooks * Portable Holes * Long Stand * Long Weight * Left-handed Hammer * Prop Wash * Rainbow Ink * Glass nails * Golden Rivets * Bag of Steam * Electric Anvil * Blinker Fluid * 10ft of Shoreline * Threadless Screws (TM) * Keyboard Fluid * Population Tool * Medicinal Compound * Metric Spanner * Grid Squares * Error Bars * Plinth Ladder * Pigeon Milk * Strap Oil * Powdered Water * Iced Steam * Blackboard Sharpener * Curve Straightener * Rust Polish * Inch Creeper * Ethernet Tape

(From Schott's Almanac 2007).



Some "Home Truths" I found in Thora Hird's Little Book of Home Truths:

What a neighbour gets is never lost

The Lord loves a cheerful giver

Withhold from no-one a favour when you have the power to grant it

"I grumbled when I had no shoes - until I met a man who had no feet".

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