Compendium of Lost Words I’ve had just about enough of your garrulous blateration, you clod!
If you have an interest in history, and have ancestors from England, this is a good bit of fun: Old Bailey Online: The Proceedings of the Old Bailey, London 1674 to 1834.
According to Whats in your name?, Hodge means:
English, patronymic derived from HODGE, the common nickname for ROGER ‘fame, spear’; the name was made popular after the Norman Conquest by Roger of Montgomery who distinguished himself at the Battle of Hastings.
Lima lima mike foxtrot in Iraq: Just like in the first Iraq war, we are now seeing “behind the curtain” to the technology that assisted the coalition in their attack. “If We Run Out of Batteries, This War is Screwed”. I wonder if every second member of the UK SAS will write a book on their experience? : The Truth Behind Bravo Two Zero
Watched Dambusters, a movie of the true story of 617 Squadron during World War 2. When you realise that the leader of the squadron during the war, Wing Cmdr Guy Gibson, was in his mid 20’s (and sadly died later in the war) – and over fifty brave men died on this mission – it makes you realise that the generations before us paid a significant price for our freedom and way of life. The most surprising revelation is how many of those who died in this squadron were Australians.
For those interested in history, and read blogs Samuel Pepys Diary
I don’t know why, but this story appealed to me: Sumlock Anita Calculators
Lifesaver Find of the Day: DOM Browser
If you haven’t seen this already: We Love the (ex-)Iraqi Information Minister