A.D. 381. This year Maximus the Caesar came to the empire. He
was born in the land of Britain, whence he passed over into Gaul.
He there slew the Emperor Gratian; and drove his brother, whose
name was Valentinian, from his country (Italy). The same
Valentinian afterwards collected an army, and slew Maximus;
whereby he gained the empire. About this time arose the error of
Pelagius over the world.
"Gæð a wyrd swa hio scel, ac gecnáwan þín gefá!": "Fate goes ever as she shall, but know thine enemy!".
I can teach you with a quip, if I've a mind; I can trick you into learning with a laugh; Oh, winnow all my folly and you'll find, A grain or two of truth among the chaff!
(The Yeoman of the Guard ~ Gilbert and Sullivan)
382 is dialing number of my neighbor country Montenegro which is known in this parts as home of very proud people but who are a bit slow and lazy.
A usual joke on Montenegros goes like this: Montenegro meets his friend who has a snail, and says :"What lovely snail you got! I had one like that but he ran away from me."
It's a coincidence (or IS IT?) that you should mention dialing codes,
because 383 is a number mysteriously skipped in the international dialing code list.
If you phone it, you get thru to The Illuminati membership enquiries desk!
Jinsa became the king of the ancient Baekja in 385.
"I can anticipate no greater calamity for the country than the dissolution of the Union. It would be an accumulation of all the evils we complain of, and I am willing to sacrifice everything but honor for it's preservation." - General Robert E. Lee
"I think I understand what military fame is; to be killed on the field of battle and have your name misspelled in the newspapers." - Major General William Tecumseh Sherman
Bosnia & Herzegovina dialing code... this page starts to remind of Eurovision. B&H, 12 points for this joke:
Telephone rings. Husband tells to his wife, who is about to answer the phone: “If it’s for me, say I’m not home.”
Wife picks up the phone, listens and says: “He’s at home.”
Husband hisses at her: “Have you lost your mind? I just said you tell them I’m not home if it’s for me!”
Wife looks at him and replies: “It’s not, it’s for me.”
Edited by Helen of Annoy, 04 January 2013 - 03:51 PM.
Have I ever lost the plot while reading one of your posts?
The will to live maybe, but not the plot... - Junior Chubb