Posts by Lilith __

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to Hilary Stace,

    truffles take about 10 years to grow and I think you need a pig to dig them up

    I've never had this problem with chocolate truffles, ever.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

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    Unconfirmed sighting of David Haywood in the field.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    aversion to humorous hyphenation outcomes

    Isn't that the title of a book by Alexander McCall Smith? The less-famous companion to The Careful Use of Compliments.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    it is truly the ‘Hay–Haywood Wood

    You outdo yourself, sir!

    Now you only need Jolisa to Gracewood the Hay-Haywood Wood!

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    Each tree had to have 250kg of stones removed from hole with a crowbar

    Good golly! Are you building a rockery, eyrie or fell-field?

    My family home on Moncks Spur was on a very rocky site. The beautiful rounded rocks were turned into retaining walls, steps, sitting-places, and path-markers. The original owners were undaunted by the size of the task, and set aside every Tuesday night for rock-moving. It was a family event, with all the kids helping. Then they'd put away the crowbars until the following week.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to Jennifer,

    Polly was directing and starring in a short (but possibly not short enough) video to cheer her sick grandmother.

    "I wish Mummy wasn't dead! Ah...well."

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to David Haywood,

    Watching Polly's stile video I am eerily reminded of the movie Bugsy Malone, where a cast of lisping tots do impossibly sophisticated things.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    Further googling yields this insight

    the Swedish and Norwegian languages are very similar, enough so that my knowledge of Swedish can help me get by In Norway.

    Now, the more interesting difference (for me) is the way in which the languages are spoken. Norwegians speak with roller coaster like inflections that are very pronounced compared to Swedish. The best way I can describe this is to say that the Swedish Chef sounds more Norwegian than Swedish.

    [ source ]

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod, in reply to Ian Dalziel,

    Apologies to all those in the far north…

    Wikipedia informs: "Along with Swedish and Danish, Norwegian forms a continuum of more or less mutually intelligible local and regional variants."

    Not sure if that sentence passes the intelligibility test, tho...

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

  • Southerly: Høstens Vemod,

    Oh and David, I forgot to say, thank you for writing these wonderful posts. Please do lots more.

    Dunedin • Since Jul 2010 • 3817 posts Report Reply

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