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I once knew a man who, for some reason or other, was never able to correctly pronounce the word ‘humility’? He always pronounced ‘humility’ as ‘humbility’! I have to confess that I rather liked this mispronunciation. It always seemed to me to convey a better understanding of the true meaning of ‘humility’. Humility was high […]
GOODBYE FROM HIM … AND GOODBYE FROM HER (Dorset Tales 8)
There is a story told of a young executive type from Surrey who came down here to rural West Dorset for a weekend break. Sitting in one of our quaint old country pubs he got chatting to Old Tom, one of the locals, who had never set foot outside of West Dorset in all of […]
CREAM TEAS AND CHOCOLATE (Dorset Tales 7)
An English ‘cream tea’ is a light afternoon snack consisting of tea taken with a combination of scones, clotted cream, and jam. Traditionally a speciality of Devon and Cornwall, cream teas are offered for sale in tea rooms in those two counties, as well as in other parts of England. There are regional variations as […]