It Starts Here


Jiggy – Stoney Steps

Bongobob writes:

Get your green on…

…Jiggy’s homage to St Patrick’s Day around the world.


10 thoughts on “It Starts Here

  1. some old queen

    Happy Patrick’s day to everyone, especially An Garda Síochána for their hard work trying to keep everyone safe and the doctors nurses and other hospital staff who will be patching us up when we need it.

    1. Neilo

      @SOQ: that’s a very kind sentiment. Green, white and orangey gold stars for you today (not least for your excellent síne fada work)!

  2. stupidoulwan

    This green paddywhackery nonsense needs to stop. What other country in the world sells themselves as a nation of gypsies, tramps and fairies?

    1. Neilo

      @SOW: why didn’t you swap thieves for fairies? Another earworm opportunity missed, dagnabbit!

      1. stupidoulwan


        fupp you Neilo you’ve gone and done it

        *goes frantically searching on youtube

  3. stupidoulwan

    The term was first used in the magazine New Scientist in 1994, after the magazine’s humorous Feedback column noted several studies carried out by researchers with remarkably fitting surnames. These included a book on polar explorations by Daniel Snowman and an article on urology by researchers named Splatt and Weedon

    This has to be a piss-take right?

    In 2015 researchers Limb, Limb, Limb and Limb published a paper on their study into the effect of surnames on medical specialisation. They looked at 313,445 entries in the medical register from the General Medical Council, and identified surnames that were apt for the speciality, for example, Limb for an orthopaedic surgeon, and Doctor for medicine in general. They found that the frequency of names relevant to medicine and to subspecialties was much greater than expected by chance. Specialties that had the largest proportion of names specifically relevant to that specialty were those for which the English language has provided a wide range of alternative terms for the same anatomical parts (or functions thereof). Specifically, these were genitourinary medicine (e.g., Hardwick and Woodcock) and urology (e.g., Burns, Cox, Ball).

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