Thursday, 3 May 2012
Great British Understatement
The war situation has developed not necessarily to Japan's advantage. Emperor Hirohito surrenders
These films have their defenders. (That's damning with faint praise.)
Her novels never troubled the best-seller lists.
"Duchesses do not patronise these conveyances extensively..." Prospectus for the Central Line, considering fares 1891 via @VictorianLondon
A double-humped camel makes a curious appearance [at Rosslyn Chapel], even though such an animal was rare in Scotland at the time. Slate.com
The Pond for the Atlantic Ocean
The scheme went under the rather snappy title of State Plan Theme 1425. Pete Clark Evening Standard September 19 07
A war abroad is "a little local difficulty".
According to Jonathan Miller, an upper class American described a war situation as "rather ghastly".