Off-topic this week, I came across this remarkable headline:
The subhead reinterprets the story to the disadvantage of the surgeon:
Traffic problems in Trabzon take the first step was to shoot scalpel.
Contacts there tell me that growing trade with Georgia and Russia has led to the establishment in the city of a large class of wealthy breast and pox specialists, whose Mercedes clog up downtown, and that shooting them and selling their cars to the Kurds is the only way.
- Revenge translations: take English seriously or face comprehensive linguistic destruction
I believe that only two bodies criticised here have ever responded: one rapidly fixed the problem and went out of business; Alejandro Villén@Loving Books indicated that he’d continue to sell his pile of poo, and is probably doing very nicely. And I doubt very much that any of the rest gives a monkey’s. It’s time to get
- The floor of the church, in the form of a Latin cross, is essentially Romanesque, with cruise or transept and walls closing in this style
There is a long history of the cross-fertilisation of marine and ecclesiastical architecture, from Jesus’ boat-church on the Sea of Galilee (Mark 4:1: “And he began again to teach by the sea side: and there was gathered unto him a great multitude, so that he entered into a ship, and sat in the sea; and …
- Friki (es) -> geek (en)?
That’s what Google Translate says. Now, bar fights with statistical algorithms tend to be step-by-step procedures leading to human humiliation, but I think Google Images agrees with me in this case that frikis are gross idiots while geeks are still confused but neat. Here side-by-side are search links and the top three meme trees for the …
- Conductor taking incoming MIDI signals
This is of course how all conductors operate, whatever their price and reputation:
I am still looking for a place to store the organ in downtown Barcelona, either ground floor or with a lift. If you or your company have somewhere, in return for appropriate acknowledgement, do get in touch.[:fr]This is of course how all …