Linguist Free

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

Recent Comments

  1. about 20 hours ago on Andy Capp

    Thanks, Dean. I was going to try to explain that to Pete. That’s the trouble when you use Google Translate – it is a literal translation.

    l3i7l is correct. The joke about old friend between Affie and me goes back years. It’s because Affie just recently turned 78 and I won’t be that old until my birthday in October.

    I’m headed back out to our little casa de campo in the country to continue working on a couple of projects I started yesterday, so I’ll be incommunicado for the rest of the day.

    Whether you’re doing chores or doing nothing, enjoy your Sunday, Cappers!

  2. about 20 hours ago on Andy Capp

    You redux is a lot funnier than today’s weak attempt at humor. Good one, ƹʅɗʘ!

  3. about 20 hours ago on Herman

    You $30K 1970 salary would be worth $229,680.45 in 2022 money.

    The most I ever made in one year was in 1969 when I paid U.S. Income Tax on declared earnings of $56,500. ( $457,819.03 in today’s dollars! ) I got divorced in 1970 so you know where all that money went!!

  4. about 20 hours ago on Shoe

    It’s winter in my little patch of South American paradise, so it will be a couple of months until they plant corn and soybeans.

  5. about 20 hours ago on Doonesbury

    I have a method for getting through to a live person and by-passing most customer service telephone trees that is effective about 90% of the time. I often get the person on the other end asking " How did you get my direct number/extension ? " but I get results.

  6. about 21 hours ago on Doonesbury

    Yeah, and I’ve become a little unfond of Handel’s Water Music, as well.

  7. 2 days ago on Shoe

    Over the past couple of years so many long range plans had to be canceled due to the Covid-19 pandemic and its restrictions, world crisis events, and sudden climatic catastrophes, that it is no longer desirable nor feasible to make any plans further into the future than next week!

  8. 2 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Fat chance! ( With the emphasis on fat… )

  9. 2 days ago on Non Sequitur

    Yeah, my Red Sox are toast and I’m not holding my breath for the Pats.

    Dare I say it? Maybe it’s time for Darth Hoodie to consider retirement? Even the great Red Auerbach knew when it was time to get off the Celtic’s bench and sit in the bleachers.

  10. 2 days ago on Non Sequitur

    If that happened, I would know that I’d died and gone to heaven! I’ll settle for 2 out of 4!