I have bitstripped

Bitstrip is a new Facebook app which is quite fun to use - provided your good friends also create their own Bitstrip avatar.  It proved so popular within the first few days that the program crashed. The app writers were a little ambitious, and have now removed a few of the flexibility features which made... Continue Reading →

Trumpets and translation

Even though we strive for – and frequently achieve – excellence, we translators are normally quite a modest lot. Except today, I received such wonderful feedback from an agency, I could not contain myself. I blew my own trumpet on Facebook, which I reserve for interaction with family and friends. In typical translator fashion, I quoted the... Continue Reading →

Drawing from life

Some people complain on Facebook about how their housemates do not clean the bathroom. One friend describes it in such graphic detail that I am compelled to remark that what she probably needs to remedy the situation is a soapy hot-water pressure hose. We are playing. We are joshing with each other. She replies that... Continue Reading →

Daily Prompt: Polite Company

When you have a big idea stewing, but not the energy to bring it to the boil, you can always count on WordPress to provide a safer option! Today's daily prompt is prompting thus: “It’s never a good idea to discuss religion or politics with people you don’t really know.” Agree or disagree?" Let's start... Continue Reading →

Dear Leader — Tampon Subsidy

This post is written in response to the WordPress Daily Prompt, and deals with something I have always thought of as a good idea. I have been away attending to other matters for a while, but could not resist writing the following letter to my, or your, Leader: The Hon. Head Honcho Average First World... Continue Reading →

Catering to caterpillars

I have no time to learn how to draw the perfect cartoon caterpillar. Instead, I shall offer you this image with a caption, suspended on a white background. This is also my shortest post on record. Allison

We have forgotten about swine ‘flu

We have forgotten about swine 'flu, But you can still ruin your lovely soft hands With those harsh products which were supposed To protect even the most lacksadaisical washers From the dreaded contagion of that piggy virus. This is why we all readily recognise this sign: If you are one of those people who suffers... Continue Reading →

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