Being posh

September 22, 2014

Tee hee:

Far and away the poshest thing you can do is wilfully mispronounce your surname, as if the basic rules of vowels, consonants and syllables simply didn’t apply to you, and then oblige strangers to follow your lead.

… I have encountered this many times over the years.

The next-poshest thing you can do is have a freezing bathroom.

… because that means being in your house is like living in a castle, even if it isn’t one.

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Foregone conclusion

September 8, 2014

Gideon Rachman notes:

In his 2011 book ‘Vanished Kingdoms: The History of Half-Forgotten Europe’, the historian Norman Davies writes: “That the United Kingdom will collapse is a foregone conclusion. Sooner or later, all states do collapse… Only the ‘how’ and the ‘when’ are mysteries of the future.”

It’s on my reading list. Wonder if I’ll ever get round to it though.


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