Tuesday, 13 February 2007

Ready for St Valentine's Day?

Order your own 'personalised' romance novel - free sample on this page - I suspect you could do some creative work on the system to get rather amusing results.

These could be useful in the case of painful Customs inspections (www.theregister.co.uk/2007/02/05/immigration_search/)
The Yugoslav lexicon of swear words --
"At the Serbian Academy of Sciences and Arts, people working on a dictionary of the literary language threw all of the notes they had containing swear words into a special box. There was actually a directive which read: 'If you come across a swear word, throw it into the yellow box.' Linguists of course are on the hunt for this mysterious yellow box."

Similarly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quebec_French_profanity

Some possible uses for melaleuca paperbark, as done by older Russian cultures with birchbark.

List of birchbark documents, translation from Cyrillic to English by Google.
http://preview.tinyurl.com/2tukh6 ( or http://tinyurl.com/2tukh6)

Original list
http://gramoty.ru/index.php?key=bb&date%5B%5D=all&city%5B%5D=all&excav%5B%5D=all&safety%5B%5D=all&cath%5B%5D=all (OR http://tinyurl.com/3d9dq8)

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