Journal Language Thoughts

It’s like anything, isn’t it?

I’m not sure what but something today made me think of my old friend Chris Evans…. no not that one .. . to tell this story it needs to be told in a Brummie/West Midlands accent . .

PS note the preview of the next post . . . a few leaves . . subtle or what. . . . . . .

Italy-Italia Journal Music

FREE MUSIC- ’51 by Rowland Jones

Early last year I recorded this album: it’s called ’51 for the simple reason that I was born that year and my beautiful Gibson 175  also came to life! So we’re both equally scarred and battered but we’re still doing it! They’re all my songs, just me singin with my ‘ole guitar- there’s a bit of percussion but that’s it!!!

So for no other reason than I like the idea I’m giving away 51  free downloads of the album. All you have to to is subscribe to the site via RSS and I’ll send you the codes that will enable you to have free download of the complete album from Bandcamp AND for those of you who have already subscribed just drop me a line and I’ll send you the codes as well!


PS probably best to leave a comment here as well: so that I get alerted to a new subscription.

Journal Language Thoughts

Mis-understandings, strange noises . . . . . . . and revealing underwear

Some years ago, there was a post circulating called things we wouldn’t know without the movies. which was very well observed …things like

All beds have special L-shaped cover sheets which reach up to the armpit level on a
woman but only to waist level on the man lying beside her.

The ventilation system of any building is the perfect hiding place. No one will
ever think of looking for you in there and you can travel to any other part of the
building you want without difficulty.

If your town is threatened by an imminent natural disaster or killer beast, the
mayor’s first concern will be the tourist trade or his forthcoming art exhibition.

When paying for a taxi, don’t look at your wallet as you take out a bill –
just grab one at random and hand it over. It will always be the exact fare.

But this particular item is funny for two reasons.

If staying in a haunted house, women should investigate any strange noises in their
most revealing underwear.

Er yes . . . but if you have strange noises in your most revealing underwear…. surely haunted houses should be the least of your concerns ?!?!

Eating and Drinking: wine food beer cooking Italy-Italia Journal Language Thoughts

Shopping list? Dinner menu?

Doing the shopping the other day, the shop owner gave me this 5 euro note, saying it had been going in and out of his till for a week or so! (It’s a small village) It says: Eats only mozzarella di bufala campana – or is it the imperative Eat only mozzarella di bufala campana . . . who knows?

It reminded of a friend at university whose parents would occasionally send him some cash with the notes carefully inscribed with the legend:‘For food NOT beer!’

Eating and Drinking: wine food beer cooking Italy-Italia Journal Language Sketching Thoughts

Italia- 1861-2011 150 years of Unification