Wednesday, 27 February 2013

10 More Cool Swedish Words And Expressions

The creatively titled follow-up to '10 Cool Swedish Words And Expressions'.

A few of my favourite Swedish words and expressions.
I love the Swedish language and as it’s been a while since my original 10 Cool Swedish Words And Expressions post, I figured it was about time I posted a few more of my favourite Swedish words and expressions.  Just to recap, many of the alien names and places in my comedy novel ‘How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy’ were inspired by Swedish words, so that was the inspiration behind the original post.

Anyway, here are another 10 cool Swedish words and expressions which I like…

1) You look good out

If you’re Swedish and you’re good looking (which admittedly is a very strong possibility judging by all the Swedish girls I’ve ever met) then luckily in Sweden they have several words and expressions to describe you.  If I had to guess then I would say that the abundance of words for ‘good looking’ in Swedish is similar to the way that Eskimoes have numerous words for snow.

Wednesday, 20 February 2013

The Wisdom Of Kids

Some amusing quotes from kids and a few which highlight that sometimes kids can be wiser than you realise.

The dream of every child...  Can you guess what it is?
On my Charles Fudgemuffin facebook page I occasionally post funny comments that kids have said, so as an idea for a post I thought I would round up a collection of funny and interesting comments from kids.

1) "The dream of every kid..."

I’ll start off with a description of a funny clip from You’ve Been Framed I saw a few weeks ago.  A couple were taking their daughter on a surprise trip to a secret location and the mother said to their young daughter (probably aged about four or five), “Rather than tell you where we’re going, we’re going to show you the letters so that you can spell it out.”

The mother then started showing her daughter the letters and the young girl started spelling them out…

“D – I – S – N – E – Y”

Suddenly a wide-eyed look of uncontrollable excitement appeared on the daughter’s face.

“Do you know where we’re going now?” the mother asked.

To which the daughter punched the air with delight and replied, “Alaska!”

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

True Or False: Six Romance Themed 'Facts' For Valentine's Day

Say it with flowers, spoons, and self mutilation...

As it's almost Valentine's Day, this is therefore the time of year when love is in the air and men and women traditionally show their romantic side with loving gifts and kind gestures for their partners and lovers.  So to get in on the romantic theme and to celebrate Valentine's Day I thought I would do another of the True Or False quizzes which I post from time to time on my blog.

For anyone new to these True Or False quizzes, not all of the following romance themed 'facts' are true.  Some are indeed true, but other 'facts' are nothing but devious bluffery.  See if you can guess which is which...

Lord Richard Wallesgrave went to extreme measures to
demonstrate his love for Emily Burnett.  Please note, the
sharp looking fellow in the picture isn't Lord Wallesgrave.
He's just an actor used as a modern day representation.

Fact 1) Extreme measures for love.

In 1745 Lord Richard Wallesgrave of Yorkshire went to the extreme measure of cutting off his own arm* to demonstrate the depths of his love for the subject of his affections, Emily Burnett, who had previously rebuffed his advances on more than ten prior occasions.  Incredibly, this extreme gesture of self-mutilation had the desired effect and Emily finally agreed to marry him.  Their married life was short-lived however as Lord Wallesgrave developed gangrene, presumably as a result of the amputation, and died within a month.

* Just for the record, a poem written by Lord Wallesgrave suggests it was his left arm which he cut off, so presumably he was right handed.

True or false?

Thursday, 7 February 2013

How To Save The World: Part 2B - By Whatever Means Necessary

You wait nine months for a book and then two come at once…

By Whatever Means Necessary.
Part 2B in the 'How To Save The World' saga.
Charles Fudgemuffin in association with Montgomery-Smythe Publishing Associates is proud to announce the release of the third book (of six) in the How To Save The World series...

How To Save The World: Part 2B – By Whatever Means Necessary

'How To Save The World: By Whatever Means Necessary' is now available for Kindle and the Kindle app from and
US: How To Save The World: Part 2B - By Whatever Means Necessary
UK: How To Save The World: Part 2B - By Whatever Means Necessary

The release of ‘How To Save The World: By Whatever Means Necessary’ means that the first three books in the How To Save The World series are now available.  (Update:  All six books in the series are now available.)  The series was originally planned as a trilogy, but due to the large quantities of action, comedy and plot twists crammed into the saga (not to mention numerous pages of childish juvenile banter), some parts of the story therefore stretch over more than one book.

About The Author

The 'How To Save The World' books
by Charles Fudgemuffin
Charles Fudgemuffin is the author of the alien comedy 'How To Save The World' books which are available for Kindle from Amazon.  The first book in the series is available from the following link:
How To Save The World: An Alien Comedy

As with all Kindle books, you can also download a free sample of the first few chapters.

Please note, the 'How To Save The World' books contain material suitable for ages 18+ and are not recommended for prudes or squares.