Category Archives: Humour

Mixed Races and Radio Switchoff


Today was the Junior Primary Sports Day at which we were in attendance from the first of the races. Things were run with normal efficiency, and it was entertaining for kids and parents alike, if a bit stressful for the … Continue reading

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Invective Lecture


You may have seen that on my blog ‘Bitch’ simply means a female dog; While ‘dam’ and ‘blast’ is water stored, And with explosion outward poured: ‘Helen dim-nation’ is a she From stupid nationality; When seeking words to rhyme with … Continue reading

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Growing in Cuteness; Childhood Misconceptions


Hearing a rendition of the Afrikaans song Jan Pierewiet, taken from the call of a bird known as the bokmakirie (the bokmakierie, Telophorus zeylonus, is a bushshrike). recently reminded me of the false impressions I originally had of the words … Continue reading

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Registering Attendance


One discussion by the Hort. Soc. Board, Joined by Oscar; not untoward; All decisions made will need His opinion one should heed. Two hungry ibis standing on a wall, To be fed have made a call, Knock on door till … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Birds, Cats, Gardens, Horticulture, Humour, Personal Journal, pets, Really Awful Rhyme | Tagged , , , , | 5 Comments

A Long One-Liner


Nothing could be finer Than replacing a pool liner In the morning Where the grassy stalks all twine around the base Making ripping sounds as I displace; Starting to get surly Where the dew is pearly early In the morning, … Continue reading

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A Fruitful Occasion?


South African Elections End Apple-ly for some, Though impotent erections Up Pear-ently have come. A Naartjie is averted, Banana Republic, too? Im-Peach meant’s not asserted As something they will do. Plum-p pockets may continue Corruption without Paw-paws — Water-Melon cholic … Continue reading

Posted in Africa, Current Affairs, Humour, political satire, Really Awful Rhyme, Rhyme, Wordplay | Tagged , , | 16 Comments

The Longest Six, and a Stephen Foster S. A. National Anthem.


After unearthing the family Yeoville mansion picture shown here, I did some more delving and found a book ‘‘Remembering Old Johannesburg’ published by AD Donker (Pty.) Ltd. in 1986. This is filled with reminiscences by Johannesburg and Rand Pioneers, and … Continue reading

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