I’m sorry to everyone who had to put up with me this week. Combination holiday’s-over, jet-lag, and right back into a bunch of … let’s just say “work” … at work, and a healthy dose of frustration over how little I’ve managed to get written in the past few months, all just took their toll.
Irritating. I didn’t have any of these downturns while I was on holiday. Imagine that!
Still, I guess you’ve got to laugh. And learn! Why, this week alone I learned the following True FactsTM:
- If a task is supposed to take one person one hour to perform, it will take six people six hours.
- Finnish technicians use the term hillottaa to mean to jam, as in hillottaa vaan siihen jumalauta – just jam it in there goddamnit. This is amusing because the root is the Finnish word hillo/hilloa, which is the translation of the other sort of jam.
Which as we all know, is not something just anyone would dare to do. Depending on the flavour involved.
- The sideburn or muttonchop hair / beard style, in Finnish, is known as jufat. This is because of the fur’s resemblance to the head of an ice hockey stick.
- User-friedly is my favourite typo of the week, clompleted being a close second.
Again, my sincerest apologies for this week. Next week will probably be better.