Good morning, Mary Anne from the Philippines and Florence from Zimbabwe. If dying with dignity is a goal, then making it impossible for (night) nurses to access Facebook and the rest of the internet would make a huge difference in terms of willingness to go and cast a glance on the moribund, who to be quite honest aren’t as interesting as the photos of Mandy on the beach. But there is in the UK this quasi-religious cult of the holy nurse and the sacred NHS which blinds people to how miserable it often actually is, and how nasty many of its employees, from the Oxbridge kleptocracy down.
- Linguist lawyers
I am also a US qualified lawyer working in document review in Spanish and Portuguese. I have been steadily employeed in these temporary projects for quite some time, but inoalls is correct, these projects do
- Discover the fascinating world of blondes!
Is one of the slogans on this package of Schwarzkopf & Henkel (Black-head & Bomber) Professional Quality Nordic Blonde highlight potion:
Lowlights are cheaper and possibly less dangerous.
The Scandinavians seem to have deserted the peculiarly unappetising Gimnasio Nórdico in a rain gulley in Horta near the Casa Regional de Navarra, or whatever it’s called: …
- Facebook: if you form a civil partnership you must be gay
Chez Lexicool, via MM, Katia, who, using Facebook in English, described herself as being in a civil union with Juan, only to have a lucky escape from her mother-in-law, who, using Facebook in Spanish, had understood that this was in some sense a homosexual union, and was just about to order some educational literature from Amazon.es …
- Convergent etymology: paella / pilau
The other day in the London City out of scientific interest I ate from a hipster stall a portion of /pʌɪˈɛlə/. It wasn’t paella – it looked and tasted like sewage sludge, black, oily, foul – but I couldn’t work out (and didn’t dare ask) what method had led to this madness.
A couple of days