‘It’s too hot for palavering!’ Sounds like almost every other day on our sunny island set in the sea.
Minatory means ‘expressing or conveying a threat’.
An argosy is a large merchant ship.
Enjoyed a solitary dinner at Dojo, which specializes in pork burgers, yesterday evening. (It’s located in the Boat Quay area, which has tons and tons of eateries. Gotta return one day to explore the place.) I tried the Hadoken burger, which according to the menu, comprised a ‘luscious pork patty slathered with fiery chilli meat sauce, a slice of cheese, diced onions and crispy bacon, the Asian cousin of the sloppy joe’, with fries on the side ($14). All its flavours and textures melded together to make a delicious symphony. (And the spicy meat sauce wasn’t spicy at all!)
(For plenty of pictures, click here!)
I still think pork is superior to beef. Biting into a beef burger often feels primal, but biting into a pork burger is somehow always…… refreshing.
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To prevaricate is to speak or act in an evasive way.
It’s 10.30 am on a Saturday morning, and I’m back in the office for half a day. Facebook is being ridiculously cheerful. Grrr!
Dogs come when they are called.
Cats take a message and get back to you later.
Birds shred the message and poop on it.
Truer words were never spoken!
Prince or Princess of Asturias is the official title given to the heir to the Spanish throne. Ten-year-old Leonor, the elder daughter of King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia, is the current holder of this position. The (far more well-known) British equivalent is of course Prince of Wales. (His spouse will then be known as Princess of Wales. Thus far no woman has held this title in her own right.)
Supposititious means ‘substituted for the real thing’.
Something being gimcrack means it is showy but cheap or badly made.
Mainbocher (1890 – 1976), American couturier
Perspicacious is a nice bombastic synonym for sagacious.
My JC senior Cheryl, a teacher, posted this status on her Facebook wall earlier today:
How to Co-operate
People are drawn together because some tasks are too big for one person. They say too many cooks spoil the broth, but they also say many hands make light work. The trick is having one person work on the soup and the rest on the electrics.
This was extracted from How to Be Normal by Guy Browning, which is a collection of short essays all titled ‘How to (Do Something)’. I didn’t really get its humour at all, and made myself finish it anyway. I thought the above snippet was the funniest part of the book! :P