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Is it just me or is life really getting weirder?

Just got a catalogue through the post. Outdoor clothing etc. Addressed to one “Siriat Panngam” at our house.

Nobody here by that name. Emailed the company to request removal of data.

Looked up Siriat Panngam to ask that he/she desists. No entry on Google.

But saw the word Siriat relating to a Hungarian film company.

Googled to translate Siriat Panngam from Hungarian to English.

Not quite. But Siriat Pangam in Hungarian means “I’m sorry” in English.

Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.


  • Pete.8Pete.8 Posts: 10,937
    It's a Sudanese word meaning Dietary Fibre according to Google 😁

    Billericay - Essex

    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,315
    A load of sh*t then. 🙂
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,262
    Is it recyclable for the compost heap?
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,413
    Most of the houses in our village have names but not street numbers. I discovered that sometimes post addressed to a house name, often by companies sending out catalogues and the like, would default to an unrelated number.
    That did include having the bailiffs arriving to collect fines for multiple unpaid parking tickets. Turned out to belong to a neighbour further up the road, whose name we hadn’t yet learnt.
    I do regularly get flyers from estate agents wanting to sell my house, addressed here, but to a different name.
    If I have the time, and can be bothered, I cross out the name, write not known at this address, and return to sender, and pop it back in a postbox if I’m passing.
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,315

    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • UffUff Posts: 3,199
    Wonder how he knows, perhaps they go to confession? 
    SW SCOTLAND but born in Derbyshire
  • pansyfacepansyface Posts: 22,315
    Just bizarre. 😁
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
    If you live in Derbyshire, as I do.
  • ErgatesErgates Posts: 2,413
    At least one of the nuns who taught me was a heavy smoker. Several of the others used to dye the little bit of hair showing above their foreheads. We always reckoned they shared a pack of dye between them, because they had the same shade of rather unlikely auburn. Shocking vices! I don’t think they would have watched porn in those days, it wasn’t available on tv then. 
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,865
    Whenever I get junk mail for anyone else I just write deceased return to sender.
    it works if you don’t open it.
    After my parents died I had all sorts through for them,  but doing that will stop them. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Is it just me? 
    I am increasingly finding it difficult to understand what is being said on TV.
    I do not understand the expressions and vocabulary being used.
    I have difficulty in deciphering what is being said because the presenters speak so quickly.
    I cannot understand what is being said because everyone seems to need to scream and shout so loudly.
    I know there are exceptions but I have given up watching a lot of programs, too exhausting trying to work out what is going on.
    Or is it just old age taking away something else from my life?
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