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Things what I have learned today:

- You get black pasta! And it looks weird and odd, though I tried not to point this out too loudly when R. opposite me was eating it at lunchtime. It's a bit Cthulhuesque, though. Tentacles.
- "Nutter" isn't in my spellcheck. Which is bad and wrong.
- There is a word I have said possibly a zillion times, which I have no idea how to spell. You know the game kids play, when you're on either side of the street, and have to bounce a ball off the kerb on the other person's side and catch it when it bounces back to you, and then you move closer, and so on? Yeah, that. We've decided on "Kerby", but I'm still not totally convinced.
- Damien Hirst doesn't seem like as much of a twat as I thought
- Sir David Frost has joined Al-Jazeera. Cool. Go him.
- Reality TV is causing less acting roles to be available. (I've always had a suspicion this is the real reason for my actory friends' excessively violent dislike of the genre)
- Peter Snow hangs up his swingometer. Ratings for election results in Britain plummet.

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nextian_cutie
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:36 am (UTC)
"- There is a word I have said possibly a zillion times, which I have no idea how to spell. You know the game kids play, when you're on either side of the street, and have to bounce a ball off the kerb on the other person's side and catch it when it bounces back to you, and then you move closer, and so on? Yeah, that. We've decided on "Kerby", but I'm still not totally convinced."


We always just called it Curb Ball.

Oh and on the Cthulu note, see This Episode of Two Lumps. It made me snortle!
pickwick
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:56 am (UTC)
Hmmm. Judging by the other comments, everyone played it, but most people called it curb ball. I might make a poll!
caitirin
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:13 am (UTC)
Wow... I've never heard of such a game.
pooka_joe
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:40 am (UTC)
its Kirby. Like the little pink marshmallowy games character
xgirl76
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:38 am (UTC)
Doesn't black pasta have squid ink in it? Either way, it does look creepy.

And we always called it kerbs....
pickwick
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:56 am (UTC)
Google seems to think it has squid ink in, yeah. Ick...
luckykaa
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:05 am (UTC)
Yup. Black pasta is coloured with squid ink, red by tomoto or beetroot and green by spinach (usually). All natural ingredients.
rintheamazing
Oct. 7th, 2005 02:54 pm (UTC)
And sometimes you get orange pasta, which I'm assuming is coloured by carrots.
pigeonhed
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:52 am (UTC)
Kerb ball, but we didn't move closer we scored points, first to 10 or whatever.

Black pasta is really a slimy dark gray, tastes ok though.

pickwick
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:59 am (UTC)
Ooooh...I'm gonna have to do a poll about variations of this!

(I think I would worry that the black pasta was going to come alive and tie itself around my windpipe, though I don't know why...)
pigeonhed
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:08 am (UTC)
was it just black pasta or a mixture of black & white? I have only seen linguini in black i think, but presumably the same can be applied to other forms.
pickwick
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:57 am (UTC)
It was just black...I think it was tagliatelli, but not 100% sure.
sloopjonb
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:53 am (UTC)
We used to call it "----ing girls gettin' in the way of football".
pickwick
Oct. 7th, 2005 10:58 am (UTC)
Well of course, but I have to edit to get it in the subtitles :o)
miss_next
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:01 am (UTC)
H'mm, yes. It's got squid ink in it. I've never felt inclined to consume the stuff myself...
sloopjonb
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:23 am (UTC)
Actually you should do a poll of street/schoolyard games generally. I mean, what do Americans call American skipping? Or British Bulldog?

You don't get street games like you used to. Nowadays it's either 'drinking lager' or 'falling off skateboards' and the girls just stand around fiddling with their mobiles.
glamhag
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:37 am (UTC)
I can't believe YOU don't know the difference between "less" and "fewer"!

Not sure whether to cry or gloat...
pickwick
Oct. 8th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
Urk, dammit...I do *know* the difference, I just don't apply it.
mippy
Oct. 7th, 2005 11:54 am (UTC)
come on, that David Frost thing is a hoax.
spiderpixie
Oct. 23rd, 2005 12:54 pm (UTC)
I will maintain that the David Frost thing is a wind up until I see him on Al-Jazeera, even though every news source I can find on the web says its true. Its just wrong dude, wrong! ;0)
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