shemersu, camestur, vildbali, woolluu …
No, they’re not words from a newly discovered ancient language. They’re automatically generated passwords when you try to comment on a friend’s posts at Blogger or Blogspot, to verify that you are not a robot. This after having your URL rejected as ‘contains illegal characters’. Some security settings require that you first log into Google before you can comment. This all becomes disheartening when you want to acknowledge a friend’s writing. I’ve solved this by commenting on their Facebook pages.
I’ve been blogging for just over three years now; today marks one year at WordPress. I came into this community a bit gun-shy; nobody visited my first post. Slowly, as I started archiving old posts from my previous platform, people started reading. Late one winter’s night, I stumbled upon Rik Scott and Nancy Hatch, then more and more friends; the world started to open up and now I am rich with friends, both new and old.
It would also be my Nan’s birthday today, I know she would have joined me in raising a glass of bubbly to my friend across the pond: Happy Birthday, Paula.
|Huitième||1/8 bottle||9.4 cl||1 small glass|
|Quart – This is also called a split by some.||1/4 bottle||18.75 cl||2 small glasses|
|Demi-bouteille||1/2 bottle||37.5 cl||3 glasses|
|Bouteille||1 bottle||75 cl||6 glasses|
|Magnum – You can will imagine that this means big.||2 bottles||150 cl||12 glasses|
|Jeroboam – King of Israel in 9th century BC.||4 bottles||3 liters||24 glasses|
|Rehoboam – Son of Solomon and king of Israel in 10th century BC.||6 bottles||4.5 liters||36 glasses|
|Methuselah – Named after the bilbical patriarch who lived 969 ans (without any champagne!)||8 bottles||6 liters||48 glasses|
|Salmanazar – Named after an Assyrian king that lived in the 9th century BC.||12 bottles||9 liters||72 glasses|
|Balthazar – Named after a regent of Babylon, living in the 6th century BC.||16 bottles||12 liters||96 glasses|
|Nebuchadnezzar – The king of Babylon who lived in the 6th century BC.||20 bottles||15 liters||120 glasses|