Pardon! Could you repeat that please?

Though I don’t necessarily know much about it or am expert at using it I do love the English language and it’s amazing utility.

In the sign below the poor old English language is being hammered, annealed, stretched and generally buggered around with and it still makes sense… almost!

Yes it does hic Tajikistan bazaar

Oh dear I am sorry it doesn’t, it’s been beaten by an advert in a Tajik bazaar! Mind you it isn’t even the language that has been knocked over in this ad, it’s reality itself. Below is a picture of the closest landscape in Tajikistan to the one shown in the ad of a long white sandy beach edged with palm trees (where most ‘other’ people around the world do their ironing obviously according to a the Tajik ad agency who created the ad).

Tajikistan Landscape

The landscape is achingly pretty, even the areas affected by the 1992 civil war are beautiful.

There had to be a civil war didn’t there?

Then there is the picture of the bikini clad lady doing the ironing, now I know that not all of the lovely ladies of the west do their ironing in bikini’s, unlike the Takij ad executives, but as far as I am aware Tajik women haven’t adopted this fashion, they prefer this sort of outfit.

Women in Tajikistan mohair production

Sorry I couldn’t find a picture of a Tajik woman ironing or indeed in a bikini but the picture above is of women in Tajikistan producing Mohair. Sadly you can’t see the ‘Mo!’

By the way, Mohair comes from Goats and in my experience Goats the world over are very smelly, imagine what your hands smell like after a day of ‘producing’ Mohair.

About the Author

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The Cat is one of the most successful feline authors in the history of Catkind. His sharp elegant wit has produced the bestselling book ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and of course the much plagiarised gag of the same name which appears on all of the funniest joke sites on the internet.

Copies of the Cat’s masterpiece of feline literature ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book ‘The Cat’s Travelogue’ can be purchased at a bookstore near you or from the internet at and here for the Travelogue The Cat’s Travelogue Paperback Edition or at what The Cat calls his www – wickedly wonderful website here where you can not only learn more about me the genius Cat but also play my games they are all paw picked by me and have been described as “exactly what free on-line games should be, fun, free and fantastic.”

I would like to tell you all about something new and rather nice that you can get from the Apple iBooks store, no not ‘Getting Out – Excerpts from a Cat’s Diary’ and his latest wonderful book you have been able to get that for ages, no something else rather wonderful. You can get John Woodcock’s brilliantly illustrated book the first in the series called ‘The Trams of Prague’

This heavily illustrated books created especially for iPads, Pods and Phones called Tram No 6 is the Naughtiest of Trams and it looks amazing.

If you would like to get this exceptional book the easy way, just click on this link:
Trams of Prague – Tram No6 is the Naughtiest of Trams

Don’t forget dear cuddly readers one and all that my translator’s heavily illustrated book has just been made available at the iBookstore or iTunes – what was it with Steve Jobs and all of the ‘i’s’?

To get whizzed straight to the store whatever it’s called just click on the picture of the cover of that wonderful book below.

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