Month: June 2018

June 29, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Kiosk 1881 First public phone box in Berlin‘s Potsdamer Platz.  Most perfect version of this miniature building type is Giles Gilbert Scott’s 1924 design competition win: the classic red K2 was voted 1 of top 10 British design icons in 2006. Bolted cast-iron sections, domed roof, teak door, concrete base.  1,700 installed; about 200 remain…

June 27, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

    Neutral More Generation Z (born 2000 on) consumers identify as gender-neutral, gender-fluid or trans-gender than previously.  Australia, Canada, India, Malaysia & New Zealand have gender-neutral passports.  Unisex clothes already in shops Guessed the Word?         Series 26 (2/7)           [pic: Pexels]

June 25, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Opiate Fandom is today’s ‘opiate of the masses’. 2.5m World Cup 2018 tickets sold, more than 1/2 to non-Russians.  Sports spectatorship feeds a primitive human need to be part of something larger than ourselves, & feel understood, accepted, nurtured, empowered, protected Guessed the Word?              Series 26 (3/7)     …

June 22, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Hedge Mexico’s annual ‘Hacienda Hedge’ contrarian bet with banks protects the world’s 12th-largest oil producer from boom-&-bust prices, and made $2.4bn (£1.8bn) profit from 2001-17.  But the sun may be setting on the hedge, as world oil demand is falling Guessed the Word?           Series 26 (5/7)           [pic: Gellinger]

June 20, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Guess the Word  and Contact Us for prizes!  Series 26 starts soon….. 1st letter of each post Title (in a Series) spells a business word – spelt correctly, backwards, jumbled up, or as an anagram.  Previous answers: Series 25  spelt  L-O-D-E-M   (MODEL) Series 24  spelt  G-R-E-Y-S-Y-N   (SYNERGY) Series 23  spelt   F-L-I-P-G-A-S-H   (FLAGSHIP) Series 22 spelt   S-I-N-B-U-S-E-S   (BUSINESS) Series 21 spelt   C-A-B-K-A-P-Y …

June 18, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Marijuana Alcohol & tobacco kill far more people than weed. UK: cannabis illegal since 1928.  USA: Denver’s “green rush” marijuana retailers outnumber Starbucks cafes 2:1.  Canada: has largest herd of “cannabis unicorn” companies.  Australia: New South Wales cut red tape so patients get medical marijuana fast Guessed the Word?          Series 25 (1/5)       …

June 15, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Envoy Diplomatic immunity enables envoys to escape bankruptcy, fines & other penalties for criminal/ civil transgressions, depending on rank.  The Police establish if an individual or premises has diplomatic immunity under 1961 Vienna Convention Guessed the Word?        Series 25 (4/5)         [pic: BerckenGroep]

June 13, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

  Dodge Digital tech enables authorities to catch tax dodgers by ‘joining the dots’ to get a full picture of their financial affairs.  HMRC now holds more data than the British Library Guessed the Word?       Series 25 (3/5)          [pic: webandi]

June 11, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Ordinary Yesterday’s ‘wow!’ quickly becomes ordinary.  Customers are divinely discontent, & their expectations always go up.  But if it wasn’t human nature to seek something better, we’d still be leading primitive lives in caves Guessed the Word?           Series 25 (2/5)             [pic: joel bengs]

June 8, 2018 admin123@ No comments exist

Luxury A luxury as recently as 1950, chicken now accounts for 1/2 the meat eaten in the UK, & has overtaken beef, lamb & pork. Average Briton eats 23kg a year.  Birds bred quickly in sheds for meat/ protein (not for eggs) reduced prices, so poultry is no longer just for the wealthy Guessed the Word? …