Saturday, 29 September 2018

More jaw droppers. From Vest. D G.

 During the nineteenth century Entry into the tower of London was free if you brought a cat or a dog to feed to the lions.

Charles 11 of England Wore stilettos to his coronation. (Another Clam).

At least 170  Civil (Public) servants in the Uk are paid more than the prime minister.

Plants grow more quickly if you talk to them especially if you are a person named Prince Charles.

The rarest flower in Great Britain is the ladies slipper orchid, a single specimen lives on a golf course in Lancashire under police protection.

In French, Avocat means both 'Lawyer' and 'Avacado'.In German, Strauss means both Ostrich and bunch of flowers. In Norsk (Norwegian),pa'legg is anything that could be conceivably be put in a sandwich.

All man's life among men is nothing more than a battle for the ears of others. But to talk to yourself when alone is folly, it must be doubly unwise to listen to one's self in the presence of others.

The politician is trained in the art of inexactitude. Their words tend to be blunt or rounded because if they have a cutting edge they may later return to wound them..

Of president Don the frump. To watch him fumbling with our rich and delicate language is like seeing a Se'vres vase in the hands of a Chimpanzee.

In the early years of the past century and up to the seventies  Men involved with moving house during the weekends of the warm summer months and .who owned wire sprung beds, were often foolish enough to sit on them in their Underwear prior to the mattress was laid. Fire and rescue crews treated hundreds of such cases.
Single dwellers in isolated areas without access to a phone or neighbours to hear him yelling were the most at risk. One poor soul was trapped for two days by his genitals.only the postman delivering the mail on Tuesday saved the poor guy. from death before desexing.; and becoming a Clam.

And finally. A Diplomat is a person who can tell you to go to hell in such a way that you actually look forward to the trip.

Vest. Daily Gaggle.


8 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

Some excellent ones again.
Rather a lot of public servants here are paid more than the Prime Minister as well.

Andrew said...

Bring the lions back to the tower and in this 21st century, we can feed them politicians and a Murdoch or two.

messymimi said...

So many interesting things to learn. Grandpa must be a diplomat. He can tactfully tell you where to go and make you happy to be on your way.

Vest said...

E C. As a servant of KING-Queen of the country there were times I tried hard not to do the things expected of me, It was called survival.

Vest said...

Andrew Instead of cats and dogs We could use convicted criminals. simply give them the option to live at risk with the lions.

Vest said...

Messymimi. True Diplomats are those dedicated to Lie for their country.

Susan Flett Swiderski said...

People could get INTO the tower of London for free, but how much did they have to pay to get OUT? :)

This is another great collection of fun facts. I totally agree with your clever description of POTUS's relationship with language. Well put, dear sir.

Vest said...

Susan Flett Swiderski. The answer to Question (1) To gain entry one would have to be a convicted criminal. To get out, In the majority of cases, be a headless criminal.

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