Web Foundation and While I Was Out

I concentrated on work after my return to the keyboard last week and then spent much of the weekend reroofing a shed, so today was my first day catching up with the news. Here’s what I noticed:-

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5 Responses to Web Foundation and While I Was Out

  1. Peter De Wachter says:

    “weasels symbolise resurrection and bravery”

    That’s the first time I’ve heard possitive associations for weasels. English has weasiling out of things. In Dutch there’s the expression “zo bang als een wezel” (as scared as a weasel).

  2. MJ Ray says:

    Here’s a sample link for traditional weasel associations: http://ww2.netnitco.net/users/legend01/weasel.htm – but I expect there are many more.

    As scared as a weasel? What does that mean? Weasels are notorious for attacking larger animals – not scared of much!

    As you can tell from the single L in weaseling, that’s US English more than native English.

  3. MJ Ray says:

    Interesting comment on the Web Foundation’s trustworthiness folly by Graham Jones. I’m pretty sceptical of most certification schemes (like GPs or Plain English), but I also see the point of labelling schemes (like food ingredients or Keyfacts financial documents) – I wonder which the Web Foundation is thinking of.

  4. Peter De Wachter says:

    It does mean “being very easily scared”. I guess folklore doesn’t have to make sense :)

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