Pattern Recognition

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I like to talk. And write poetry. I paint a little too.

Wednesday, May 18, 2005

Polly Put The Kettle On...

A shock to everyone's view of the typical Briton -- not drinking tea as they used to!

Brown Betty a thing of the past?

And what will happen to the nursery rhyme?

Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
Polly put the kettle on,
We'll all have tea.

Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
Sukey take it off again,
They've all gone away.

Friday, May 06, 2005


I found a very cool blog for Girl Techies

Spelling in Google

Looking at some gorgeous flowers in Paula's blog, I was reminded of a (to me) very exotic tree I saw in New Orleans: crepe myrtle -- or so I thought. It seems the tree is crape myrtle! Or so I found out here:

"The common name of this plant is crape myrtle not crepe myrtle. It is called this because the flowers have crinkly petals that resemble the material called crepe (which according to Webster is a "light crinkled fabric woven of any of various fibers") but many references tell us that you're supposed to spell it crape when it's in front of myrtle. Confused? I think somebody was full of crape when they came up with this name! At any rate, it's a common name and since there's no authority that manages common names for plants you can spell (or call it) whatever you like!"

So let's make it simple:
Lagerstroemia indica is good enough for me.

Or the 'Catawba' variety:

Tild ~

I got here by chasing up this image.
Originally I think I saw it in the blog of the PMIM's wife .

Tild~ is funny and different. Have a look.

Thursday, May 05, 2005

Bycykel i København

I wanted to praise the great town bikes you take out for free in Copenhagen, against a twenty kroner deposit in a slot --like luggage or supermarket trolleys -- you get it back on returning the bike.

Unlike many cities, København is built for cyclists: special lanes everywhere.