September 10th, 2010

Language Fun

There is going to be a comic book convention in Montpellier soon.

The French word for comic book is "BD."

So, there are signs all around town inviting people to "BD Village."

Can, you imagine an American or British tourist who doesn't speak a lot of French seeing that and then turning up at the place with whips and ball gags?

You Think?

You think welfare fraud is bad in the US or the UK?

Think again!

In Japan the government is still sending out pension checks to people who are 150 years old.

The government thinks that people might be fraudulently cashing the checks of their dead relatives.

Remarkably, they came to this conclusion without the help of Miss Marple, Hecule Poirot or Sherlock Holmes.