Daily Archives: April 5, 2009

Tomorrow, the clock strikes thirteen.

1984 starts as follows… It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. That was set on April 4th, 1984, although George Orwell actually wtote most of it in 1944 and was originally going to … Continue reading

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Collective nouns

We had our first trip to Lotherton Hall today, an Edwardian Mansion and extensive grounds bequeathed to Leeds in 1968.  Leaving the bird garden, I noticed a number of words in the wrought ironwork gates. I was puzzled by what … Continue reading

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