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Thursday, 4 August 2016

Not that friendly: a rant.

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On a country walk not long ago I came across a sign on a gate.


OUR COWS ARE VERY FRIENDLY

it said. 

It went on:


IF THEY START TO MOVE TOWARDS YOU 
WAVE YOUR ARMS IN THE AIR AND SHOUT

This was, I have to admit, rather concerning. And it promptly got worse:


DO NOT RUN!


I decided that friendly probably wasn't exactly the word they were looking for, and went back another way.

Word To Use Today: friendly. This word comes, of course, from friend, which comes in turn from the Old English frëond.



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