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Author Archive: Kay McMahon

Five general knowledge questions – Quick Quiz

Are you the one who's always on the winning team at your local pub quiz? Are you a mine of useless information? Take our Quick Quiz and see how you get on!

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Feral rose-ringed parakeet in a tree

Green parakeets in London suburbia

"When we lived in Delhi, these were as prevalent as sparrows used to be in the UK. I just never expected to see such things in London—and on a frosty morning too." Kay renews an old acquaintance in surprising fashion!

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Five questions about coats – Quick Quiz

Brrr! It's winter in the northern hemisphere and you probably don't want to go out without a coat. But how much do you know about coats? Try our quiz and find out.

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King of Scots, mounted, in full armour

Five questions about Scotland – Quick Quiz

Scotland's been in the news a lot this month, what with the #indyref and everything. But how much do you know about the nation's history? Take our Quick Quiz and find out!

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Phonetically Defined, a cartoon by John Atkinson of Wrong Hands

Estatoranto – a language necessary for repatriation

'We all know how estate agents are masters of euphemism. For "quaint" read "old and shabby". "Secluded" or "peaceful residential area" seems to mean "in the middle of nowhere and miles from public transport and shops". What I hadn't expected was the frequent sheer inability to communicate simple information in a coherent manner.' Kay makes a foray into the confusing world of estate agents' listings.

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