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Thursday, 27 February 2020

The oldest audience: a rant.

From the BBC Radio 4 headlines on their drive-time news programme PM, broadcast on 17/02/2020:

In Hereford, water levels have reached their highest levels for two hundred years. This woman says she's never seen anything like it...

Ah well. At least it made me laugh!

File:Overwhelmed Flood sign, Upton-upon-Severn.jpg
photo by Bob Embleton  CC BY-SA 2.0

Word To Use Today: flood. This word was flōd in Old English (yes, it's been raining here for a long time). The Greek word plōtos means navigable.

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