There's a word that describes the smell after rain, another for the rumble of a hungry stomach and one for when you don't want to get out of bed. "Whimsey" columnist CLIVE WILLIAMS bets you haven't heard of them…
"Governance and economy in Lebanon are in a parlous state. There is no functioning government or public service, so there is no garbage collection, no public transport, no road repairing and no control of vehicles," writes CLIVE WILLIAMS.
"I don’t believe there is another song that has been so exploited for propaganda purposes – or captured the emotions of everyone involved in a conflict." CLIVE WILLIAMS reveals the story behind the most famous song of World War II.
"There can be little real satisfaction in winning by undermining an opponent’s mental health," writes CLIVE WILLIAMS of sledging – the verbal taunts or provocative comments used to unsettle an opponent and gain a psychological advantage.
"We eventually got to Heathrow three hours later than scheduled, where we were to take another coach to Gatwick airport, our point of departure for Sicily…" and so everything goes south from there, writes CLIVE WILLIAMS.