Linguist Free

Retired Irish curmudgeon and part-time pirate. Currently hiding out in Ecuador

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  1. 13 days ago on Ballard Street


    The ols Capt. hasn’t been shipwrecked or run aground but his sails have been temporarily trimmed and he won’t be around Ballard Street for awhile.

    No, I didn’t get banned by the GoComic Overlords. Worse, I’m confined to quarters for an indefinite period of time.

    Last Wed. my ship’s surgeon, Dr. Slyce N. Dycem, decided it was time to scrape the barnacles of my left eyeball with his trusty, rusty razor. The good news, is that things are much brighter and clearer now. The bad news is that he wants me to abstain from watching tv or using the computer for 3 months. My original response was " FAT CHANCE " ( actually, the Spanish version is unprintable here ! ). We’ll see ( pun intended ) when I return for a checkup this Thursday.I managed to send my First Maite out on an errand so I could sneak this out to all my friends, so they don’t worry about my absence. First Maite has been hovering over me and taking excellent care, if a bit too motherly for my tastes.

    Not to worry about supplies of rum, bananas, etc. to the Tiki . The good galleon The Irish Rover® will still be making regular hauls but with me locked in my cabin. ( And no key to the liquor locker…drat ! ).

    I’ll be back soon ! Calm seas, fair winds and good sallin’ to you all !

    Prays go out to all my old shipmates in Texas, Louisiana, and especially Florida !

    __________________Capt. Linguist

  2. 18 days ago on For Better or For Worse

    Horrid childhood memories of stripping wallpaper of the walls ( I can still smell the old paste and paper as I steamed and scraped it off ),during one of my mother’s manic remodeling moods ( a different room every year! ).

    I firmly resolved, never to have wallpaper in any of my homes, when I grew up. It was one childhood promise, to myself, that I kept !

  3. 18 days ago on Kliban

    Hoover from Vancouver cleaning up, in the farming business.

  4. 18 days ago on That is Priceless


    Quiero respirar tu cuello despacito

    Deja que te diga cosas al oído

    Para que te acuerdes si no estás conmigo


    Quiero desnudarte a besos despacito

    Firmo en las paredes de tu laberinto

    Y hacer de tu cuerpo todo un manuscrito

    (Sube, sube, sube

    Sube, sube)

    ______________________Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee

  5. 18 days ago on New Adventures of Queen Victoria

    GBS would be too verbose and preachy but Oscar would be witty and campy.

  6. 18 days ago on Herman

    Many years ago, I was forced to file bankruptcy to protect myself and family from an erroneous lawsuit ( long story – including my winding up suing two attorneys and got another disbarred )

    Ironically, the banks and credit card companies upped our credit limits !

    I leased a new truck during the bankruptcy proceedings, and shortly thereafter, purchased a new home.

  7. 18 days ago on Ballard Street

    Stay safe Rose !

    Not only should they hold the miscreants financially liable for all the fire damage but if any lives are lost they should be tried for manslaughter or homicide.

    They also should be put on the front line, to fight the fire that they started.

  8. 18 days ago on Ballard Street

    Depends on the mood of the first responder. Fir example, today, Dennis decided to call Mrs. Stanley, “Doris” ( believe me, he’s called her a lot worse. ) and Susan calls Mr. Stanley, “Howard” ( he doesn’t care what he’s called, as long as it’s not _late for dinner ), then who am I to argue that their names are really Millicent and Marvin Stanley ?

  9. 18 days ago on Frog Applause

    Wacky Wednesday at the Tiki !

  10. 18 days ago on Shoe

    That deal’s a real steal !