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That 84-Year Old ‘Pope Francis’ Is OBSESSING Over Wanting To Ban The Latin Mass Just Another Indication That He Is Old & …

by Anura Guruge

This is crazy. Stupid. The Latin Mass is NOT blasphemy! It is, as the name says, the Mass in Latin. To expend so much time & energy agitating & discussing whether it should be further restricted or banned altogether is beyond the pale.

This is not a crime. Nobody is doing anything even vaguely wrong. How can it suddenly be a CRIME to want to embrace the TRADITIONAL form of the Mass. Come on. This is unworthy of the Pope, papacy & Church.

The Pope has more pressing things he should be addressing … like the hundreds of INNOCENT indigenous kids killed in Canada by the Catholic Church.

To I this is Pope Francis turning into the old, tired man he is!

The Word ‘Dotard’ — Origins & Synonyms.

by Anura Guruge

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Dotard origins by Anura Guruge in NHlifefree.com

Dotard origins by Anura Guruge in NHlifefree.com

It, i.e., ‘dotard’, was a word I was familiar with (given my very British heritage) — though, of course, living in the U.S. I had not heard it in a long time. I am sure I first encountered it at the Public (i.e., private) School I attended, in North London, “Mill Hill School” — the read birthplace of the ‘Oxford English Dictionary‘ and the alma mater of Denis Thatcher (Margaret’s husband). It was a school rich in vocabulary and idioms, my two favorites, that I still treasure and use being: “Play the White Man” (i.e., do the right thing) and “Munda Logic” (African/black logic). Both are very profound and have many applications.


  • An old person in their dotage.

    That is where the word comes from ‘dote’ + ‘-ard‘.
    -ard‘ denotes someone with a specific condition — as in drunkard.
    Dote‘ refers to an imbecile!

  • An old person with impaired intellect.


Old English.

1st known usage was by the inimitable Geoffrey Chaucer in his beyond ionic ‘The Canterbury Tales‘ — in “The Wife of Bath’s Prologue“. It went: “Til they be wedded; olde dotard shrewe!”

Then it was Edmund Spenser (above) in 1590 & then Shakespeare (above) ~1598.


  • old man, elder, senior citizen, old codger, geezer, old duffer, pantaloon, graybeard.
  • senile, fogy, fuddy-duddy

So what do YOU think? You think ‘they’ got it right?

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by Anura Guruge

Never Underestimate An OLD MAN Who Graduated From Swansea University.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ordering information. Available in other colors. $39.95.

I got it, as a targeted Ad on Facebook given that Facebook knows that I graduated from Swansea (in 1974).

Clever. Of course you can do this for any and all universities and they probably have. But I am unlikely to find too many from Swansea in these parts and 99% of the folks around here will have no idea as to where ‘Swansea‘ is.

I am hoping that I might get one of these for Christmas. Might be too late. It would be cool.

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NH’s “Old Man of the Mountain” Has Reappeared At ‘Thunder Hole’, Acadia National Park.

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What it looked like when it was in New Hampshire.
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I took the above three pictures on Sunday, September 6, 2015, at ‘Thunder Hole’, Acadia National Park. It is part of a rock formation to the right of ‘Thunder Hole’ (looking towards the Bay). No, you can’t see it, as such, from the steps or the walkway. Well, we don’t, when we are at Acadia, just stick to the well-trodden paths. We do like to clamor among the rocks and cliffs — and, in case you are wondering, you are permitted to do so, at will, albeit at your own risk. Teischan, of late, really has become addicted to rock clamoring and rock climbing. Most of the time I am trying to keep up with her. So it is she who finds these interesting places on the rocks.

You can’t deny that there is a definite resemblance. I recognized it at once. So I wanted to share it with you. Enjoy.