Viewing entries posted in September 2013

Cock Top of the Drops

Posted by Anne Macindoe on 4 September 2013

Place Holder Some of the UK’s most embarrassing surnames are falling by the wayside.  Experts tracking name origin and popularity over 100+ years say many once commonplace surnames are falling sharply. While the list includes several variants of Cock and Bottom, there are plenty of names people today prefer not owning up to:  Grave, Slow, Pigg and Hustler...

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Separation of Church and Trait?

Posted by Anne Macindoe on 2 September 2013

123rf8804959s One Melbourne council recently gave the green light to a unique project.  The Shia Muslim Al Sadiq Foundation will build a mosque on its Coolaroo property.  Right next door to an Assyrian church. Tensions are running high.  Members of St Mary's Ancient Church of the East claim the planning decision is tactless and provocative.  Their Muslim...

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What We Can Learn About Segmentation From Oprah

Posted by Anne Macindoe on 1 September 2013

oprah handbag Last week Oprah Winfrey was in a handbag shop.  She asked to see a particular item and the assistant made an assumption.  After giving the bag’s expensive price-tag, she suggested Oprah might like to view less costly bags. Whatever else can be drawn from this situation, one thing is certain.  The assistant (not recognising the...

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