You remember that the boy who allegedly torched Manchester Dogs’ Home is out on bail, and that there were death threats published on the front page of the Sunday Mirror.
Well, earlier this year there was a news story naming a boy, of the same age in the same part of Manchester, who was in hospital after being severely bitten by a dog. People on Twitter decide he must have burned the dogs’ home in revenge. The bitten kid is placed under police protection, and the newspaper sites remove the article about him. People on Twitter claim this is confirming evidence of his guilt.
This could get very, very ugly.
i wanna watch stupid movies with 90 blankets and popcorn
Your wish is granted.
This is my Spotify playlist called happy that I play on random shuffle in the mornings to get the day off to a cheerful start. I thought you might like to be cheered up by it too.
In Welsh, where he started, the wizard in the Arthur stories is called Myrddin. In English we say Merlin, which comes from his Latin name, Merlinus. The Latin name seems to have been made up by Geoffrey of Monmouth (yes, him again). Now, there’s no sound in Latin corresponding to Welsh “dd”, but generally you’d represent it with a similar sound, like D. So why on earth did Geoffrey change it to an L?
Well, I read something today (and now I can’t find where), which pointed out that Geoffrey must have been familiar with Norman French, so presumably he figured that calling a character “Merdinus” would bring hilarity rather than gravitas.
Oh hey, I have just remembered I have an ask.fm account. Go ahead, ask me something. Surprise me. http://ask.fm/ThomasThurman
I’d just like to send you all some good vibes
As promised, here’s Gentle Readers in video form for the first time! Let me know what you think, and please share it around because I would like a lot of feedback (and readers).