Wednesday, 23 September 2009

Did You Know?

The word 'queue' is the only word in the English language that is still pronounced the same way when the last four letters are removed.

Beetles taste like apples, wasps like pine nuts and worms like fried bacon.

Of all the words in the English language, the word 'set' has the most definitions.

What is called a 'French kiss' in the English speaking world is known as an 'English kiss' in France.

'Almost' is the longest word in the English language with all the letters in alphabetical order.

The Golden Years

Who Am I?

Today we have another 'Who Am I?' puzzle for you to solve. Consider the ten facts given below and see if you can name our mystery celebrity.

01 I was born on 17 February 1934.
02 I was born in Melbourne, Australia.
03 As a young boy my nickname was 'Sunny Sam'.
04 I attended Melbourne Grammar School.
05 In my university days I wrote and performed songs and sketches.
06 In 1959 I settled in London.
07 I became friends with comedy greats such as Dudley Moore, Peter Cook and Spike Milligan.
08 My first break through on the British stage was as the undertaker Mr Sowerberry in Oliver.
09 I made my movie debut, under another name, in the Australian film The Naked Bunyip.
10 My favourite flowers are 'Gladioli'.

Do you think you know who our mystery celebrity is? Answer in tomorrows Journal!

Animal Crackers

I'll Phone a friend, Chris.

Thought For Today

Stupid is forever, ignorance can be fixed.
Don Wood