Friday, 5 February 2016


don’t look at it marion: a candle in the likeness of the melting face Gestapo agent from Raiders of the Lost Ark

faรงade: opulent palace hidden behind an exterior that’s very drab in comparison

mainframe: women in the company of giant computers, vintage early 1960s

redoubt and ravelin: twenty imposing fortresses from around the world

lost in space: having mapped the entire Moon, surveyors have not yet found Luna 9, the first probe to land on another planetary body, missing for fifty years

why so serious: spiffy alternative terminology to what passes as resting bitch face