Thursday, 3 September 2009

Famous London Pubs - Dog And Duck

This tiny Soho pub stands on the corner od Bateman and Frith street. The current pub was built in 1897 on the site of a previous pub of the same name, built in 1734 in the grounds of the Duke of Monmouth's mansion. Locals included Constable and Mozart. Frith street was one of the first streets built in Soho, a former royal hunting ground, 'Soho' is an old hunting call. Today, tiles in the front bar depict a dog with a duck in its mouth.

Reproduced by kind permission of

Funny Signs

Sign at a car dealership: The best way to get back on your feet? Miss a car payment.
In a New York medical building: Mental Health Prevention Center.
In a Los Angeles dance hall: Good clean dancing every night but Sunday.
In a Laundromat: Please remove all your clothes when light goes out.

Today's Smile

Australian Migration Survey

Milk - A Short Film By Roger Bastien

I came across this short film. At first I thought it was weird. Then I watched it a second time and thought it was intriguing. Have a look and see what you think. Click on the link below. Best watched in full screen mode.


Today's brainteaser is a picture puzzle. What do you think the object is in the picture.

Photograph reproduced by kind permission of Jay Cossey

Why Do We Say That?

Like many old sayings in the English language this one came from the Bible. In Genesis Cain murdered his brother Abel. God asked Cain 'Where is your brother?' Cain answered 'I don't know. Am I my brothers keeper?'

This means to make a fresh start. It means to turn over a page of a book.

Truck originally meant barter and is derived from a French word 'troquer'. Originally if you had no truck with somebody you refused to trade with him or her. It came to mean you refused to have anything to do with them.

In Celtic time's people believed that benevolent spirits lived in trees. When in trouble people knocked on the tree and asked the spirits for help.