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What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 16721

Icy North

I bet Thatcher would have sold off English words if she'd thought of it. There must be so much potential cash in the OED - around a million words: maybe we could sell the rights to them, at an average of, say, a million pounds each. We'd raise a trillion and pay off most of the national debt.

The money would have to go to the English, of course. The Scots have their own terms like 'haggis' and 'loch' they can sell for their benefit. The Welsh and Irish too. Americans can have the rights to those ones they can't spell, like 'color'. smiley - smiley


What news story has caught your attention today.

Post 16722

Khal Drogo's ponytail

Maybe not news, but this caught my eye -

http://youtu.be/-suvkwNYSQo

Well said Stephen Fry - and doesn't the interviewer look nonplussed!!! smiley - biggrin


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