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Monday, 23 April 2012
Sunday, 15 April 2012
The simple idea is that people email or send a postcard to Frank Warren where they anonymously reveal a personal secret and he publishes it on his website. A simple idea but a brilliant one. The results are often humorous but can be shocking, elevating, desperately sad and sometimes therapeutic.
Here are a few recent ones:
"I created a false Facebook page for a girl I didn't like. I made her a lesbian"
Tuesday, 10 April 2012
A LA MODE means 'fashionable' in the UK but means 'with ice-cream' in the US!
BISCUIT = COOKIE
SCONE (if savoury) = BISCUIT
PAVEMENT = SIDEWALK
ROAD SURFACE = PAVEMENT
CHIPS = FRENCH FRIES
CRISPS = CHIPS
Actually the grammatical differences are quite deep between the uses of the English language in the US and the UK but it's the different words that are most interesting and more fun to discuss. Any examples you know would be welcome; there are thousands!
Tuesday, 3 April 2012
|The Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch. Painted about 1490 to 1510|
Triptychs are generally 'read' from left to right. The left-hand panel depicts God introducing Adam to Eve. The square central panel shows the Earthly delights being enjoyed, frequently through the medium of alarming insertions! (see Detail 1, below.) The right-hand panel is clearly meant to represent Hell. It's easy to see the message as a warning against moral sin during one's lifetime and the punishment to come for misdeeds to be meted out in the afterlife. As the majority of the population could not read, graphic illustration was often the way of telling a story as with the telling of Bible stories via the stained-glass windows of a church.