‘A curious stage convention insists that an Irishman, whatever his position, must speak with a pronounced brogue, and a Scotsman with a strong Scots accent.’
– The Nelson Evening Mail, Monday, July 30, 1906
61% of employees have generally felt happy
at work in the last month.
Poets Robert and Elizabeth Barrett Browning
named their first-born ‘Pen’.
More people are killed each year retrieving
change from vending machines than by wolf
This year, GP appointments over Christmas
are available in your area.
The island nation of Sri Lanka has two prime
No child should dream of being Richard Daw-
November 9th is Shakespeare Authorship Mys-
An ‘arshin‘ was a Russian measure of length
approximately equivalent to 71 centimetres. A
‘pood‘ was a measure of weight equivalent to
There is no shortage of medals in the Italian
All eyes are on BTS (and their story of pain and
The local name for Armenia is ‘Haïastan’.
Alan Titchmarsh took his wife on the Orient
Men are rarely complimented.
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