LilacHampster! I can't let an opportunity like this go by! Not only someone who knows about buses, but a Latin scholar too!
This will be right up your street!
by: A.D. Godley
HAT is this that roareth thus?
Can it be a Motor Bus?
Yes, the smell and hideous hum
Indicat Motorem Bum!
Implet in the Corn and High
Terror me Motoris Bi:
Bo Motori clamitabo
Ne Motore caedar a Bo--
Dative be or Ablative
So thou only let us live:
Whither shall thy victims flee?
Spare us, spare us, Motor Be!
Thus I sang; and still and still anigh
Came in hordes Motores Bi,
Et complebat omne forum
Copia Motorum Borum.
How shall wretches live like us
Cincti Bis Motoribus?
Domine, defende nos
Contra hos Motores Bos!
Now then, let's find a question to answer....
Famous people. I have met a variety of politicians in various places, had lunch with the South African Rugby team and various other sports personalities. Perhaps more amusingly, I knew two soap actors, one a neighbour and the other through my work, and it was months before I knew that either of them were actors at all. It was only when people came up to me and whispered isn't that so-and-so that I wondered how the hell they knew them, never having met them before! I think they quite liked me because it was an opportunity to be treated as if I didn't know are care about their TV persona, (which I didn't)
I also once bought a book off Sir Ranulph Fiennes as he was leaving a conference I attending. (He was the speaker, and very good he was too.) The funny part is that he got lost in the London hotel and couldn't find the way out and asked if I knew, to which I replied "I thought you
were the famous explorer?" Undaunted, (as he would be, being ex-SAS) he went straight out through a fire exit. I was expecting all hell to break loose, but nothing happened, no alarms, nothing. I'm not sure if I was relieved or disappointed.
Would you be brave enough to do a parachute jump?