Savage Minds links to The Insurrection in Mesopotamia, 1920 by Lieutenant-General Sir Aylmer L Haldane, GCMG, KCB, DSO, author of How we escaped from Pretoria and A brigade of the old army. It’s almost as entertaining as Gertrude Bell and includes gems like the following two, taken from Appendix IX – Notes on modern Arab warfare based on the fighting round Rumaithah and Diwaniyah, July-August 1920:
- This establishement has claims and complaint book at your disposition if you so request it.
Many thanks to Lenox Napier, who says this has been inflicted on businesses in Almería since at least the 1970s, and
A rather curious ego-document.
I added Mithridates to Langwich Sandwich. One recent post links to a North American language called Mi’kmaq, while another includes an
- Social netrics
Kaleboel figures for insignificant reasons in an academic paper by Fernando Tricas-García and Juan Julián Merelo-Guervós. The Spanish-speaking Blogosphere: Towards the
- Hassidic reggae
If Stamford Hill used the web & went to concerts, then I’d love to know what they made of this man