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The U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ Again Confuses ‘Celibate’ With ‘Continence’ (A.K.A. ‘Abstinence’).

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access U.K. “Daily Mail” original.


Click to ENLARGE. From above cited article.


They have done before, too.

Click to access my post from 2015.


Yes, I know. Many people do use ‘celibate‘ to mean ‘not having sex‘. But, that becomes very convoluted when you apply it to married folks because the true definition of ‘celibate’ is not being in a relationship. That is how ‘celibate’ came to have this secondary meaning, though it is no longer the case, i.e., IF you are not in a relationship then you are not having sex!

The correct word is ‘continence‘ or ‘abstinence’.

Yes, the improper use of this word bugs I. But, I am a pedant as to the correct usage of the Queen’s beautiful English.





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Is ‘Mike Pompeo’, Secretary Of State, Also Turning Orange?

by Anura Guruge


Click to access this ‘ABC News’ coverage. Google … this Sunday … for more.


Click to access ‘Mother Jones’ article.


Yes, I am a news junkie. I watch a lot of news shows.

It was very noticeable on Sunday that Mike Pompeo was distinctly orange.

It was scary.

Is this orange thing contagious? How do you catch it. Scratch that. I don’t want to know!

Yikes.

Will Melania turn orange too, or has she, wisely, stopped physical contact with Agent Orange?

Just didn’t want you to miss this.


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Christmas In September — I Get A Garmin ‘Fenix 6 Sapphire’ & A Fitbit ‘Versa 2’.

by Anura Guruge




SMILE.

Yes, I am a lucky old man. I know that.

But, I have to sing for this supper — or at least work for most of it.

I have to evaluate them and write three reviews. Not exactly back breaking work, but work nonetheless.

And I do take it seriously.

I do test these quite rigorously. I take notes, create spreadsheets, make videos. So, it is not just a walk in the park.

Of course, it is from my friends at ‘Heart Rate Monitors USA‘, ‘HRM USA‘. I have been evaluating smartwatches for them for about a year now. Best gig I have ever had. I love it.

Well, I better start WORK. No rest for the wicked.


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I Guess This Disqualifies Me From Ever Being Able To Run For President Of Canada.

by Anura Guruge



I am crushed. My mother spend all her adult life doing White Face and nobody objected.

Poor Justin. If it helps, I am NOT offended. I am actually honored. I want more white honkies to know what it is like to live through life with a brown face — especially a brown face like mine. Man, it is hard. A daily struggle.

OK. I admit it. I am not sensitive. Nah. That is not 100% true. There is still a bit of I that is way too sensitive even in my dotage.

I just felt that somebody needs to stand in solidarity with Justin.

Click to access my post.


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93-Year Old Queen, Elizabeth II, Teases American Tourists That Do Not Recognize Her (At Balmoral).

by Anura Guruge


Click image to access U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ original.


From the above U.K. ‘Daily Mail’ article.


Yes, I will grant you that the Queen, when dressed like a rich commoner doesn’t exactly look like the Queen we see (and love) in the media.

But, this was at Balmoral Castle (the Queen’s holiday retreat) and she was KNOWN to be there — and here was an old lady being escorted by a burly, considerably younger man. That should have been a big clue.

The Queen does have a LOVELY sense of humor. WOW. 93-years old.

You have to read the story.

She was being truthful in that she personally had not met the Queen. That is true. She had also, truthfully, admitted that she owns a house close by — though Balmoral Castle is a far cry from a house.

She is quite the Lady. I worry about her … often. What will we do WITHOUT her and she is 93.


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Another Undeniably Sri Lankan Elephant — You Can Always Tell By Where Their Trunk Is.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE 


There is a video that goes with this picture. Click image to access my post with video.


There Are Indian Elephants, And There Are African Elephants — But You Can Always Spot A Sri Lankan Elephant.As soon as I saw the video I knew immediately, and incontrovertibly, that this HAD to be a Sri Lankan elephant.

They take after their owners. What can I say. You can always spot Sri Lankan men too. Luckily, for women around the World they don’t have trunk growing out of their heads. [You might want to think about that.]

I will, of course, do my best to bring you more examples of Sri Lankan elephants doing what comes naturally to them.


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