If you’re in Birmingham, UK, this Sunday, why not try … competitive eating?
Gag me with a spoon!
Check out the “Bib sheet” of champion speed eater Sonya Thomas.
“I can eat anything I want and never seem to gain a pound!” she giggles.
Word of the day: bulimia
I had an orgiastic
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The roads round the office are closed today and tomorrow while soldiers square-bash in the sports ground next door. Piano! Piano!! (Softly! Softly!!) screams the drill master through his megaphone, while the incessant thump of the drums bounces off our walls. All this in preparation for the Festa dell’Esercito Italiano (Celebration of the Italian
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In many languages, the same word can be used to say hello and goodbye (aloha, salut, shalom or dag, for example). In Italian, ciao has a similar double-ended function. Curiously, the word originates from Venetian and used to form part of the longer expression, “I am your slave”. These days, it is the easiest
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Cartoon by the ever-sharp Zapiro, originally published in the Sowetan (Web site inexplicably suspended at time of posting).
The sound of the bell last night found me on my hands and knees with Mr B in the kitchen, mopping up the water pouring out of the dishwasher. Bathos is the word here, I think.
Apparently, the television pictures around the world showed the smoke for ten minutes without comment – against the
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