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Thursday, 1 March 2018

The Beast from the East: a rant.

We're having a few days of rather cold weather in England at the moment. Some snow. Quite sunny, sometimes. Breezy. It's likely to last, ooh, about four or five days.

The press is calling it The Beast from the East.

Good grief. What will they call it if we get some really bad weather? The Ogre of the Orient? The Crusher from Russia?

The Asnowcalypse?

There'll be people walking up and down the High Street with sandwich boards saying THE END OF THE WORLD IS NIGH, next...

...ah, no. 

They won't be able to get there because half the trains have been cancelled.


Word To Use Today: rather. This word has been around since before 900. It started off meaning a bit hræth, a bit quick.

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