Who looses the keys at the Nuclear plant?



Apparently someone. Reuters informs that German authorities are changing 150 locks at a nuclear power plant after its owner said they had lost keys to a security area. The nuclear plant is located in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

EnBW, the operator of the plant has been unable to recover the 12 lost keys, although it has undoubtedly searched long and hard, high and low for the missing keys. (How embarrassing!)

Lost in March, EnBW has put extra safety measures in place to control access to the secure area of the nuclear plant.

“This has never happened anywhere in Germany before,” the environment ministry spokesman said. “The keys have simply disappeared.” As you might expect, an investigation is underway into the disappearance of the keys.

Wow, when I loose things, it’s usually no big deal. I forget where I’ve put my keys or cell phone. But when someone misplaces the keys to a nuclear power plant, that’s a completely different situation with much greater consequences!

(Via Reuters)

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Who looses the keys at the Nuclear plant?



Apparently someone. Reuters informs that German authorities are changing 150 locks at a nuclear power plant after its owner said they had lost keys to a security area. The nuclear plant is located in the southwestern state of Baden-Wuerttemberg.

EnBW, the operator of the plant has been unable to recover the 12 lost keys, although it has undoubtedly searched long and hard, high and low for the missing keys. (How embarrassing!)

Lost in March, EnBW has put extra safety measures in place to control access to the secure area of the nuclear plant.

“This has never happened anywhere in Germany before,” the environment ministry spokesman said. “The keys have simply disappeared.” As you might expect, an investigation is underway into the disappearance of the keys.

Wow, when I loose things, it’s usually no big deal. I forget where I’ve put my keys or cell phone. But when someone misplaces the keys to a nuclear power plant, that’s a completely different situation with much greater consequences!

(Via Reuters)

The English Language: Strange spelling


The Simplified Spelling Society aims to reform of English spelling for the benefit of learners and users everywhere. Their objectives and six axioms make perfect sense, check them out.

They have several poems displayed on their website, “showing the absurdities of English spelling.”

The English language and spelling is a strange one. Check out the following poem.

I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, lough and through?
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird,
And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead –
For goodness sake don’t call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt).
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there’s dose and rose and lose –
Just look them up – and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart –
Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start!
A dreadful language? Man alive!
I’d mastered it when I was five!

Quoted by Vivian Cook and Melvin Bragg 2004,
and by Richard Krogh, in D Bolinger & D A Sears, Aspects of Language, 1981.
The classic poem is Chaos in J17.

(Discovered via Boing Boing)

The English Language: Strange spelling


The Simplified Spelling Society aims to reform of English spelling for the benefit of learners and users everywhere. Their objectives and six axioms make perfect sense, check them out.

They have several poems displayed on their website, “showing the absurdities of English spelling.”

The English language and spelling is a strange one. Check out the following poem.

I take it you already know
Of tough and bough and cough and dough?
Others may stumble, but not you,
On hiccough, thorough, lough and through?
Well done! And now you wish, perhaps,
To learn of less familiar traps?
Beware of heard, a dreadful word
That looks like beard and sounds like bird,
And dead: it’s said like bed, not bead –
For goodness sake don’t call it deed!
Watch out for meat and great and threat
(They rhyme with suite and straight and debt).
A moth is not a moth in mother,
Nor both in bother, broth in brother,
And here is not a match for there
Nor dear and fear for bear and pear,
And then there’s dose and rose and lose –
Just look them up – and goose and choose,
And cork and work and card and ward,
And font and front and word and sword,
And do and go and thwart and cart –
Come, come, I’ve hardly made a start!
A dreadful language? Man alive!
I’d mastered it when I was five!

Quoted by Vivian Cook and Melvin Bragg 2004,
and by Richard Krogh, in D Bolinger & D A Sears, Aspects of Language, 1981.
The classic poem is Chaos in J17.

(Discovered via Boing Boing)