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Monday, 5 August 2019

Spot the Frippet: train.

Will the next train you see be pulled by an electric or diesel or even steam engine?

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Glacier, Alaska. Photo by Nils Öberg

Or will it be pulled by human power?

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Will you set off a train of disaster by failing to set your alarm?

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photo by Matteo Ianeselli


...or of glorious success by smiling at the lady in the coffee shop?

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Just remember something that keeps life interesting: things might work out exactly the other way round.

Spot the Frippet: train. This word comes from the Latin trahere, to drag.


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