Being an author is like being in charge of your own personal insane asylum.

- Graycie Harmon

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

This Post Needs a Title

I had a marvellous writing day yesterday. I wrote 4 000 words instead of my usual 3 000. That gives me a pleasant break today, as I only have to write 2 000 to stay on track. Yippee!

There isn't much else in terms of news to relate. My flatmate is off on a road-trip for a few weeks, leaving me in the house alone. The poor kitties have been desperate for love every evening I arrive home from training.

What else? Oh, here's something exciting! I might be going to Botswana next year to visit a friend. A trip is being organised through my Kung Fu school. Unfortunately, I'm going to have to raise something like $4 000.00 in order to get there. Chances are, I won't be able to come up with the money ... but I REALLY want to go! Can you imagine? Botswana! How amazing would that be?!

Le sigh.

And that covers everything. It's been a boring week. So, today's Forgotten English is:

Square Dinkham:

True, straightforward, correct.
- Edward Fraser's Soldier and Sailor Words and Phrases, 1925

Funny thing is that this is used in Australia in a slightly altered form - Fair Dinkham - with the exact same meaning. My uncles say it. My classmates said it in High School. I don't remember ever using it.

So, there you go. Forgotten English that hasn't quite been forgotten. I have to get a start on writing now, so have a lovely Wednesday. Until tomorrow.


Rainy said...

Good luck on your trip!

On a side note, your blog was nominated (second down):

Take care,


S.M. Carrière said...

Oooh! Thanks!