Off topic: Better not 'stick' around outside during a storm
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Aug 1, 2015

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The Local Germany advised Germans before an expected storm last week:

"After the sunshine of the past few days, Germans are being advised to baton down the hatches, as a low pressure threatens to bring storms and heavy rain with it."

http://www.thelocal.de/20150724/storms-set-to-hit-germany-over-weekend

Using sticks to smash down the hatches probably won't help.

Maybe the journalist wanted to stick it to the editor because of a quarrel.

I'd prefer to stick up for a journalist writing correct English, though, even if the editor should be stuck-up.

Or maybe the journalist was simply from Baton Rouge.


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Tom in London
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I agree Aug 1, 2015

And was there just one low pressure? That's a relief.

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Journalist under pressure Aug 1, 2015

Tom in London wrote:

And was there just one low pressure? That's a relief.


Maybe the journalist is only paid one money per article.


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Reminds me of Westminster's "course-grained oak panelling" Aug 1, 2015

The German batons reminded me of what Boris Johnson wrote about the Palace of Westminster in the Daily Telegraph a while ago:

"The décor is predictable: green leather and brass studs; heavy course-grained oak panelling and Pugin wallpaper; a few prints, slightly squiffily hung."

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/politics/conservative/11156956/Boris-Johnson-The-day-Churchill-saved-Britain-from-the-Nazis.html

That oak has apparently run its course, of course, in the course of time. Or maybe it's just coarse editing.

"Squiffily" hasn't made it to the dictionaries yet. Boris Johnson always was ahead of his time.

Thankfully, the Pugin wallpaper didn't end up as plug-in wallpaper.


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Tom in London
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Puhleeeeze Aug 1, 2015

Thomas T. Frost wrote:

ì Boris Johnson always was ahead of his time.



Boris Johnson is a lazy, nasty, very stupid person.


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Boris Aug 1, 2015

Tom in London wrote:

Thomas T. Frost wrote:

ì Boris Johnson always was ahead of his time.



Boris Johnson is a lazy, nasty, very stupid person.


It was meant as sarcasm although it may not have been obvious


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Baton this... Aug 2, 2015

I often use the expression "batten down the hatches" as I run around the garden tying things down or moving them to a safer position in the fierce storms we get around here, so this spelling mistake really gets my goat.

And I agree with Tom... BJ (ahem) sucks big time

PS: Don't bother looking for "stick" puns in my comment, as there aren't any.

[Edited at 2015-08-02 08:50 GMT]


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