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I came across these videos from Open University which amused me -- I thought I'd share a couple, just for fun (yeah, I know I've probably got a weird sense of fun, but language and words have always fascinated me).  They're from a series called "The History of English in Ten Minutes":

The (amateur) musical I'm in is coming to an end - four more performances (two on Saturday - good grief!), then its over.  I don't know whether to laugh or cry - it's been an absolutely hilarious ride, but exhausting and stressful, but I'm so glad I pushed past my fears and put myself out there.

Hope everyone is goodly! ♥

Date: Monday, 28 November 2011 09:58 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] tempertemper.livejournal.com
Hee - I love the meaning of FAIL most of all ;)

Wow good on you for the musical - brave girl! That mixture of pleased and sad to see it end sounds familiar. Enjoy those last performances - hope you survive Saturday in particular!

Date: Monday, 28 November 2011 10:04 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2bbornot2bb.livejournal.com
Thanks, poppet! Only running on adrenaline now ... ran out of actual energy last week. ;P

Weird ways exhaustion manifests itself:

1. I keep leaving random 'things' in random places.
2. I have been wearing different left and right boots to work since Thursday of last week and only noticed yesterday.


Date: Monday, 28 November 2011 11:46 pm (UTC)

Date: Monday, 28 November 2011 11:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] a-mistletoe.livejournal.com

Shakespoke was clever.

Musical?!? You're brave, acting and singing at the same time is beyond me. No wonder you're running on empty.

Date: Monday, 28 November 2011 11:11 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] 2bbornot2bb.livejournal.com
I guess I'm more looking forward to it being over than sad that it's ending ... I couldn't keep up the pace for much longer (assuming I can keep it up until the end anyway)!!


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