January 5th, 2007

politics

The language is Irish, not Gaelic

stellanova points us to an article in today's Guardian about the extent to which Irish is understood in Ireland. She is rightly enraged by the fact that although the author of the article refers to the language as "Irish" throughout, the sub-editor has put in a headline stating, incorrectly, that "Gaelic is the first official language of Ireland". It isn't. In fact Gaelic isn't a language, it's three languages (and a game of football). Lord knows, I'm not a big fan of the decision to make it an EU official language earlier this week, but let's at least get the terminology right!
doctor who

The Smugglers, The Highlanders, The Macra Terror and The Enemy of the World

I have now Run Out of classic Doctor Who to listen to as I commute to and from work. Luckily there are still plenty of Big Finish audios out there, and also I hope to do some shopping in London next week...

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In conclusion: All of these are fun, none of them is outstanding, none of them is embarrassing either (apart from my reservations about the narration for The Macra Terror).