Saturday, April 04, 2009

Blatantly Brilliant

I'm not going to lie; I am addicted to English. There's something about it which is so utterly, mind-bogglingly brilliant that I pity those poor souls upon whose cluttered brains I inflict myself in the vain hope of encouraging a similar amount of excitement.

Perpetual whingeing on their part as to the complicated, convoluted - and frequently ignored - grammar rules, of the third person 's', of the lack of any agreement and of the intricate but fascinating mysteries of the present perfect - they with their stri/uctured tongues, condemned to a life of unvolution where rules and words must be approved by bearded 'experts'*.

Their frustration is borne of jealousy of a language which does what it likes, without let or hindrance. It wanders hither, thither and whither it so wishes - rules are obeyed but they are simply the toys with which we play. A vocabulary between whose walls lie words from almost anywhere you can think of; the words themselves probably do little more than doff their hats to their progenitors but they're ours now and we'll do with them as we please.

It's an accepted maxim that 'you are what you eat' but I personally think you can tell a lot more about a people by what they say. Take for example the brilliant lunacy of the phrase "wouldn't say boo to a goose".

Has anyone you know, have known, knew, met, heard about, ever in your life, lives past or throughout the convoluted tracts of history ever actually said 'boo' to a goose?

"My name is Maximus Decimus Meridius, Commander of the Armies of the North, General of the Felix Legions, Spooker of the Canada Goose , loyal servant to the true emperor, Marcus Aurelius. Father to a murdered son, husband to a murdered wife. And I will have my vengeance, in this life or the next ... "

"... we shall fight on the seas and oceans, we shall fight with growing confidence and growing strength in the air, we shall defend our Island, whatever the cost may be, we shall fight on the beaches, we shall fight on the landing grounds, we shall fight in the fields and in the streets, we shall fight in the hills; we shall never surrender, and we shall say boo to their geese, even if, which I do not for a moment believe, this Island or a large part of it were subjugated and starving, then our Empire beyond the seas, armed and guarded by the British Fleet, would carry on the struggle, until, in God's good time, the New World, with all its power and might, steps forth to the rescue and the liberation of the Old."

Let's face it, it's hardly a great measure of courage. Then again, maybe it is.

New Year's Resolution #28: Say 'boo' to a goose

* expert /'ekspɜ:t/ n. ex- a has been; -spurt a drip under pressure


  1. Anonymous1:02 pm

    [b]shop builder software, [url=]how to price software[/url]
    [url=][/url] insight software canada adobe writing software
    Acrobat 9 Pro [url=]edmark educational software[/url] office 2003 activation bypass
    [url=]buy software on line[/url] buy second hand software
    [url=]office 2007 enterprise torrent[/url] buying cheap software
    have to buy photoshop [url=]is discount software house[/b]

  2. Anonymous9:40 am

    [b]create autocad hatch pattern, [url=]Pro 2[/url]
    [url=][/url] to buy microsoft office software photoshop illustrator & indesign version cs3 for mac
    convert adobe premiere files burn with nero 9 [url=]adobe graphics software[/url] kid educational software
    [url=]adobe creative suite 4 torrent[/url] cheap microsoft office software
    [url=]Collection Mac Retail[/url] teacher discount for microsoft office
    adobe photoshop cs4 serial number generator [url=]cheap oem software reviews[/b]

  3. Anonymous4:14 pm

    [b]buy cheap software discount coupon, [url=]free sales order software[/url]
    [url=][/url] downloading softwares educational software for students
    cheapest place to buy software [url=]oem software on a[/url] educator discounts on software
    [url=]macromedia software manager[/url] office 2003 activation key
    [url=]software sold in canada[/url] install oem software on
    buy photoshop plugins [url=]Mac OS Server[/b]

  4. Anonymous3:17 am

    [b]educator discount microsoft office, [url=]store builder software[/url]
    [url=][/url] free adobe photoshop cs4 serial numbers cs3 discount software
    coreldraw 11 download [url=]how to purchase software[/url] buy open source software
    [url=]bmc software stock price[/url] software price quotes
    [url=]free download of adobe photoshop cs2 for mac[/url] math educational software
    adobe creative suite 3 master collection [url=]small shop software[/b]

  5. Anonymous7:48 pm

    [b]free windows vista download, [url=]software resellers in uk[/url]
    [url=][/url] office project software acdsee s-sw58 software
    software for sale online [url=]filemaker pro exits[/url] adobe photoshop cs3 extended serial
    [url=]sell your software on[/url] Pro Apple Remote
    [url=]repair order software[/url] online store software review
    discounts on computer software [url=]buying software online[/b]

  6. Anonymous8:50 am

    I just found the website who writes about
    home based business opportunity

    If you want to know more here it is
    home based business

  7. Anonymous6:32 am

    [url=]Club Penguin Codes[/url] provides you with a [url=]Club Penguin Money Maker[/url] that permits you to gain a lot of coins in Club Penguin.
    [url=]Club Penguin[/url] also gives you [url=]Club Penguin Trackers[/url] such as a [url=]Club Penguin Aunt Arctic Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Cadence Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Gary Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Band Tracker[/url], a [url=]Club Penguin Rockhopper Tracker[/url], and a [url=]Club Penguin Sensei Tracker[/url].
    Finally,[url=]Club Penguin Cheats[/url] gives you [url=]Club Penguin Bots[/url] and [url=]Club Penguin Mission Cheats[/url] and [url=]Club Penguin Coin Cheats[/url]

  8. Anonymous3:51 am


    [b]Xrumer SEO Professionals

    As Xrumer experts, we secure been using [url=]Xrumer[/url] for a long leisure for the time being and know how to harness the massive power of Xrumer and adapt it into a Spondulix machine.

    We also provender the cheapest prices on the market. Numberless competitors will charge 2x or even 3x and a lot of the continuously 5x what we pervade you. But we believe in providing great mending at a tearful affordable rate. The entire incidental of purchasing Xrumer blasts is because it is a cheaper substitute to buying Xrumer. So we plan to keep that thought in mind and afford you with the cheapest rate possible.

    Not simply do we cause the best prices but our turnaround occasion payment your Xrumer posting is super fast. We compel secure your posting done ahead of you distinguish it.

    We also provide you with a full log of successful posts on contrasting forums. So that you can catch a glimpse of seeking yourself the power of Xrumer and how we have harnessed it to help your site.[/b]

    [b]Search Engine Optimization

    Using Xrumer you can think to realize thousands upon thousands of backlinks for your site. Myriad of the forums that your Install you settle upon be posted on have acute PageRank. Having your join on these sites can deep down help found up some cover quality back links and as a matter of fact boost your Alexa Rating and Google PageRank rating owing to the roof.

    This is making your put more and more popular. And with this inflate in reputation as superbly as PageRank you can keep in view to see your milieu definitely filthy gamy in those Search Engine Results.

    The amount of traffic that can be obtained by harnessing the power of Xrumer is enormous. You are publishing your site to tens of thousands of forums. With our higher packages you may regular be publishing your position to HUNDREDS of THOUSANDS of forums. Ponder 1 collection on a all the rage forum drive usually get 1000 or so views, with communicate 100 of those people visiting your site. Now assume tens of thousands of posts on in demand forums all getting 1000 views each. Your shipping ordain function through the roof.

    These are all targeted visitors that are interested or bizarre in the matter of your site. Imagine how assorted sales or leads you can fulfil with this considerable gang of targeted visitors. You are in fact stumbling upon a goldmine primed to be picked and profited from.

    Keep in mind, Above is Money.


  9. Anonymous8:59 am

    Acceptance Our Unskilled Prices at, The Unmistakable [b][url=]Online Chemist's workshop [/url][/b] To [url=]Buy Viagra[/url] Online ! You Can also Presage Copious Deals When You [url=]Buy Cialis[/url] and When You You [url=]Buy Levitra[/url] Online. We Also Classify a Impressive Generic [url=]Phentermine[/url] Benefit of the duration of Your Nutriment ! We Vend Besmirch summit care [url=]Viagra[/url] and Also [url=]Generic Viagra[/url] !

  10. Anonymous3:10 pm

    Infatuation casinos? digging this modish [url=]casino[/url] advisor and pigeon-hole online casino games like slots, blackjack, roulette, baccarat and more at .
    you can also slow our untrained [url=]casino[/url] control at and survive admonition pukka tangled money !
    another hot [url=]casino spiele[/url] survive is , unreservedly than of german gamblers, expanse magnanimous online casino bonus.

  11. Anonymous7:43 pm

    China and Russia put the blame on some screwed up experiments of US for the earthquake that happened in Haiti.
    Chinese and Russian Military scientists, these reports say, are concurring with Canadian researcher, and former Asia-Pacific Bureau Chief of Forbes Magazine, Benjamin Fulford, who in a very disturbing video released from his Japanese offices to the American public, details how the United States attacked China by the firing of a 90 Million Volt Shockwave from the Americans High Frequency Active Auroral Research Program (HAARP) facilities in Alaska
    If we can recollect a previous news when US blamed Russia for the earthquake in Georgio. What do you guys think? Is it really possible to create an earthquake by humans?
    I came across this [url=]article about Haiti Earthquake[/url] in some blog it seems very interesting, but conspiracy theories have always been there.

  12. Anonymous1:10 pm

    New here,

    I'm here online for the children of Haiti.

    I'm doing this for a non-profit group that gives their time to
    creating an oppurunity for the children in haiti. If anybody wants to donate then this is the site:

    [url=]Donate to Haiti[/url] or Help Haiti

    They provide children in Haiti a positive outlook through education.

    Yes, they're legit.

    I greatly appreciate anyone's help

  13. Anonymous8:19 am

    In today’s rocky economic climate, most households are cutting back wherever they can. I too faced the problem and wated to cut down on
    cable tv, I tried P2P, but then not impressed with it. I started collecting ways to watch my favorite tv shows online.
    I have listed then in my blogspot, I try to cover as many tv shows and matches as possible, to help others like
    me to watch their favorite sports or tv shows online for free.

    But my list is not complete, I don't know where to find some international shows, for sports you have numerous resources, Can someone here help me with that?
    Please tell me you favorite shows that you watch regularly and also some ideas to cover them. If you need to know the shows that I cover, then visit my blogs

    [url=]Watch Online TV Shows for Free[/url]
    [url=]Watch Online Sports for Free[/url]

  14. Anonymous4:31 am

    looking for the purpose ed drugs? [url=]buy viagra online [/url]and charge out of outspoken shipping at . another good place to [url=]buy viagra online[/url] is .

  15. Anonymous2:32 pm

    [COLOR="Red"][B]Click on the pictures to view in full size[/B][/COLOR]



    [url=][b]Asin Hot Wallpapers[/b][/url]

    Photo gallery at t is dedicated to Asin Pictures. Click on the thumbnails for enlarged Asin pictures, intimate photographs and exclusive photos. Also constraint to other Pictures Gallery recompense Squeaky grade and High Resolution twin scans, movie captures, talkie promos, wallpapers, hollywood & bollywood pictures, photos of actresses and celebrities

  16. Anonymous7:37 am

    like gambling? care las vegas? purloin a spike at on the all synchronic [url=]casino[/url] las vegas at with beyond 75 laic unstinting [url=]online casino[/url] games like slots, roulette, baccarat, craps and more and be the exponent in dedicated coins with our $400 untried feral bonus.
    we be unhappiness with rhythmical in twice games then the superannuated online [url=]casino[/url]! few more free casino games and free [url=]casino bonus[/url] you can find at the 2 new [url=]casino[/url] guides : and .

  17. Anonymous8:26 pm

    Dear Elsie,

    For long time I use this freeware: [url=]FLV to MP3 free converter[/url].

    FLV to MP3 free converter is a free YouTube, MegaVideo, Yikers and similar video sites to MP3 Converter and allows you to convert a video to MP3 file.

    This software is fast, free, and requires no signup. All you need is a FLV Video file, and this software will extract the MP3, and give you an audio file.

    So you are able to listen to your favorite YouTube tracks on every MP3 player.

    You can download it for free at [url=][/url].

    I hope this help you.

  18. Anonymous4:46 pm

    I'm new around here, seems like a cool place though. I'll be around a bit, more of a lurker than a poster though :)
    [url=]Acai Berry[/url]
    Acai Berries
    Acai Berry
    Acai Berry

  19. Anonymous8:29 am


  20. Anonymous6:35 am

    Online guitar lessons are a great way to learn guitar. Cheaper and more convenient than private studio lessons, the technology is now at a point where the difference in quality is nonexistent and actually has many advantages.
    [url=]Online Guitar Lessons[/url]

  21. Anonymous6:52 am

    Hi guys,

    I know this might be a bit off topic but seeing that a bunch of you own websites, where would the best place be to host. Someone recommended I use [url=]Blue Host[//url] for $6.95 a month which seems like a great deal. Anyone here on using them?

  22. Anonymous8:54 am

    I have developed a new clean web 2.0 wordpress theme.

    Has 2 colours silver and blue, has custom header(colour or image).
    I am curently working on it, so if you have suggestions let me know.

    You can view live demo and download from here
    If you found bug reports or you have suggestions pm me.
    Wish you a happing using.

    many thanks to [url=][/url] for paying the hosting and developement of the theme


  23. Anonymous3:45 am

    It's so easy to choose high quality [url=]replica watches[/url] online: [url=]Rolex replica[/url], [url=]Breitling replica[/url], Chanel replica or any other watch from the widest variety of models and brands.

  24. Anonymous8:49 am

    You could easily be making money online in the undercover world of [URL=]blackhat blog[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you haven’t heard of it before. Blackhat marketing uses little-known or not-so-known ways to build an income online.

  25. Anonymous6:09 am

    Hello everyone, I just registered on this delightful online community and wanted to say gday! Have a memorable day!

  26. Anonymous2:20 pm

    Making money on the internet is easy in the underground world of [URL=]blackhat world[/URL], It's not a big surprise if you haven’t heard of it before. Blackhat marketing uses alternative or not-so-known avenues to build an income online.

  27. Anonymous7:00 am

    Terrific site.

    Scandinavian seo consultant offering low cost all-inclusive service (sokoptimering).

  28. Anonymous8:43 pm


  29. Anonymous8:07 am

    xanax drugs testsprilosec canadian pharmacy

    [url=]buy dream levitra online pharmaceutical[/url]

  30. Anonymous4:47 pm

    [url=]Porn video online[/url]
    [url=]Porn video download[/url]
    [url=]Porn video torrent[/url]
    [url=]Gay porn online[/url]
    [url=]Teen porn online[/url]
    [url=]Free porn videos online[/url]
    [url=]Best porn video[/url]

  31. Anonymous8:43 pm

    I love coming here and reading about all the intresting things on this site everyday. There is nothing better than learning how to make money online and coming here really helps. Another place I go to that teaches me how to make money online through many different verticals like Blackhat seo , Blackhat, SEO , WhiteHat, Internet Marketing , affiliate marketing, blackhat money maker, the list goes on with this site but one thing for sure ever since the econmoy has gotten so bad and the recession has set in with out your site here and this site.
    [URL=""]Make Money Online[/URL] There is nothing better than learning how to make money online and coming here really helps. Another place I go to that teaches me how to make money online through many different verticals like Blackhat seo , Blackhat, SEO , WhiteHat, Internet Marketing , affiliate marketing, blackhat money maker, the list goes on with this site but one thing for sure ever since the econmoy has gotten so bad and the recession has set in with out your site here and this site. If your truly needing to make some extra cash these sites can help you better than any other online.

  32. Anonymous12:55 pm

    [url=]Penis Enhancement[/url]
    [url=]penis enlargement pills[/url]
    [url=]natural penis enlargement[/url]

  33. Anonymous7:01 am


    This forum rocks.. I really liked it...



  34. Anonymous7:09 pm

    [url=]Bollywood Wallpapers[/url]

    [url=]Bollywood Actress[/url]

    [url=]Aishwarya Rai[/url]

    [url=]Ayesha Takia[/url]

    [url=]Diya Mirza[/url]

    [url=]Neha Dhupia[/url]

    [url=]Nandana Sen[/url]

    [url=]Bipasha Basu[/url]

    [url=]Neetu Chandra[/url]

    [url=]Kim Sharma[/url]

    [url=]Zarine Khan[/url]

    [url=]Amrita Rao[/url]

    [url=]Aarti Chhabria[/url]


    [url=]Celina Jaitley[/url]

    [url=]Deepika Padukone[/url]

    [url=]Geeta Basra[/url]

    [url=]Kareena Kapoor[/url]

    [url=]Katrina Kaif[/url]

    [url=]Sonal Chauhan[/url]

    [url=]Priyanka Chopra[/url]

    [url=]Aditi Sharma[/url]

    [url=]Hazel Crowney[/url]

    [url=]Kashmira Shah[/url]

  35. Anonymous12:06 pm


    I just wanted to say hi to everyone

    Adios amigos



Thank you for your comment. Thank you for your patience while we moderate.