Friday, January 23, 2009

Two nations, separated by a common language

Sarah Lyall, NYT correspondent in Blighty, has one of the wittiest articles I've seen in years. (Warning: your editor has not grown entirely out of his sophomoric streak.)

(Have you noticed that even as newspapers struggle, the quality of writing and photography, at least in The New York Times, has grown markedly?)


Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

Never thought I'd have the opportunity to use the following little known fact from Lee's College of Useless Knowledge, and its catalog, Fiction and Fact From Lee's Almanac.

Shit Corners is a town in Midcoast, Maine. It's a bit inland from the Damariscotta/Newcastle area. When I lived in Maine a Mainiac friend included Shit Corners on his favorite tour.

It should be no surprise that it's the place to go for natural(organic) fertilizer.

Leanderthal, Lighthouse Keeper said...

I've always loved "Two Nations Separated by a Common Language".

Compared to sophomoric giggles it's post grad knee slapping.

The Old New Englander said...

The expression was, as I am sure you know, from Churchill