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David Long

Bizarre England

  • Марияhas quoted4 years ago
    Who knew, for example, that Her Majesty the Queen uses her handbag to send coded messages to members of staff, or that she was once barred from an event at Windsor by a castle guard who mistook her for ‘some old dear’ who had lost her way?
  • Olga Subbotinahas quoted2 years ago
    rope, courtesy of the Crusaders, they were grown only by monks for medicinal use and to make jam.
  • Olga Subbotinahas quoted2 years ago
    Mink frequently kill more than they eat, and treat their supposedly secure pens like hotels
  • Kristina Pastschenkohas quoted2 years ago
    ‘I haven’t been down there myself but from what I gather the aliens are very advanced.’
    William Francis Brinsley Le Poer Trench, eighth Earl of Clancarty (1911–95)
  • Kristina Pastschenkohas quoted3 years ago
    That’s history. I say history because it happened in the past.’
  • Kristina Pastschenkohas quoted3 years ago
    Besides cricket the English invented a whole bunch of other sports, too – so many indeed that really the only surprise is that we rarely win at anything
  • Kristina Pastschenkohas quoted3 years ago
    Badminton: Originally known as ‘battledore and shuttlecock
  • Bibi Kosherovahas quoted3 years ago
    valuable natural preservative
  • Bibi Kosherovahas quoted3 years ago
    As he’d just finished ransacking various monasteries in an attempt to raise funds to fight his father this early demise may have been no bad thing.
  • Bibi Kosherovahas quoted3 years ago
    could ill afford
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