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Malapropism IV

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“The hotel rooms all have individual baloneys.”

Methinks not. The only baloney I see is PR shite masquerading as editorial copy.


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August 21, 2009 at 17.29

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Typo of the day

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Today I came across the phrase: “Let him live his life in peach and harmony.”

Um, ja. I don´t really see this happening unless the person in question were to be transported to the fictional world of James and the Giant Peach. Even then, I seem to recall life in the peach was far from harmonious.

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August 12, 2009 at 20.57

Friendly conversation XLV

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T: How many countries have you been to?
KE: I don´t know. I stopped counting after 30.
T: I´ve only been to 13.
KE: Well, that´s not bad. It´s probably all you´re allowed to go to.

Sadly, she´s not that far wrong. That said, the scarcity of options and the prevalence of visa requirements did influence my decision to visit Nepal, and I am very happy I went.

And travel plans for the future? Looks like South America is probably the best option!

How many countries have you visited? Comments in the box below, please.

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August 10, 2009 at 21.45

Another random fact of the week

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Nepal is one of the world’s least developed countries, according to the United Nations. If you’re interested, there are currently 49 least developed countries, the majority of them in Africa.

Since I still haven’t made it to Mozambique, or even Lesotho, Nepal is the first least developed country I’ve visited. Curiously enough, Zimbabwe isn’t on the list. Yet…?

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August 8, 2009 at 10.52

Random fact of the week

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1,000 and 500 Indian rupee notes are banned in Nepal (although Indian rupees in other denominations are acceptable tender), owing to the large number of forgeries.

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August 2, 2009 at 13.54