Thursday 24 June 2010

Just a few howlers (not monkeys!)

On infectious diseases:
Control of infectious diseases is very important in case an academic breaks out.

On the importance of the railway in 19th century Britain:
The railways were invented to take the weight off the motorways.

On the work of Margaret Atwood:
'The Handmaid's Tale' shows how patriarchy treats women as escape goats.

On sustainability:
Sustainability is about not ruining life for our ancestors.

Explain one of the processes by which water can be made safe to drink.
Flirtation makes water safe to drink because it removes large pollutants like grit, sand, dead sheep and canoeists.


  1. Ha, very funny. The misuse of words is always good for a laugh.

  2. "Ancestors" for "descendants" is gaining ground! First heard it some years ago . . . from a Blue Peter presenter. The same one who later declared that
    "Orienta" is a country, as in "We three kings of orient are . . . "

  3. I'm particularly taken with the definition of flirtation! A double layered howler.


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