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Bringing Owls to Athens

Tony Fenton | February 21st 2015 | Words

I have always found words interesting. Their meaning and how they came into being, i.e. their etymology. But before we look at some real words and expressions, here are some interesting slang words that I’ve heard recently.

I’m all left and half of that ay right

Tony Fenton | February 6th 2015 | General
Uncle Jim

James Tilley Burford 25/04/1927-22/01/2015

A strange day today.  In the morning I went to my uncle’s funeral. He was a lovely man and even though I didn’t see much of him in later years, I fondly remember frequent visits when I was younger. He was both a gentleman and a gentle man, had a great sense of humour and always had a tale or two to tell. Whenever anyone asked him if he was alright, he would reply, “I’m all left and half of that ay right”.  I learnt today that upon joining the army, when asked “Those who can drive, step forward”, he stepped forward and became a driver to move SS prisoners between camps in Europe during the Second World War.