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By all these lovely tokens
September days are here,
With summer’s best of weather
And autumn’s best of cheer.

Helen Hunt Jackson - September
The breezes taste
Of apple peel.
The air is full
Of smells to feel-
Ripe fruit, old footballs,
Burning brush,
New books, erasers,
Chalk, and such.
The bee, his hive,
Well-honeyed hum,
And Mother cuts
Like plates washed clean
With suds, the days
Are polished with
A morning haze.

John Updike, September
Learn English in September

Another road trip - Sri Lanka and India



  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,838 ✭✭✭✭
    Sri Lanka airport has installed these scanners @Vok. I noticed that nearly all the Asian passengers (not Indian) seemed to wear masks, though very few European or American passengers. However Asians seem to wear masks generally due to the air pollution, so I guess they're much more used to wearing them.
  • VokVok Posts: 2,143 ✭✭✭✭
    I've read an opinion that it's a waste of money to install those scanners @mheredge . In Canada, screening for SARS at airports in 2003 detected no instances of the desease, however that year it killed 44 people there.
  • mheredgemheredge Posts: 44,838 ✭✭✭✭
    I wasn't totally convinced @Vok. I saw the scanner but I certainly wasn't even scanned. I have the feeling that that it wasn't very rigorous.
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