Tittle tattle

Some random thoughts and observations for you.

First of all, the dot that sits proudly at the top of a lowercase ‘i’ is called a tittle. I find it quite nice that there’s a tittle in the word tittle.

Secondly, the only street in the UK on which you drive on the right-hand side is Savoy Court, a private road coming off the Strand that leads up to the front of the Savoy Hotel. I’ve known that for a long time, but only now do I pass it on a daily basis, on the way to work.

And finally, I was thinking how much more useful pint glasses would be if they had a square corner. They’d be taller, and would have the shape of a quarter-circle when viewed from above. Two hands could then easily carry two, three or four pints, and the square corner might provide a pleasing contour for the hand.

Lastly, construction of the Eiffel Tower was completed in 1889. Not particularly interesting, but secretly amusing to me.

That’s all for now.


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