So "my" fire made front page headlines in our local paper; gosh it must have been a quiet week around here! If 50 people read our local paper I would be shocked, infact I must ask the lady next time I see her at church how many people subscribe to it. It's only by online or you can pick up a copy in the local store I think for 25 cents. Along with the headline news, was my letter to the editor thanking the emergency services for their promptness and efficiency and warning people about putting out ashes that aren't fully "out."
The editor of the newspaper is in the fundraising department of the local volunteer fire department. I wonder if he remembers my short note I included with my donation about not wanting their yearly calendar as it is too depressing with all the accident scenes on it? Must try and remember to drop off a donation at the fire hall in lieu of them sending me a bill for Monday's trip out to our house!!!
Also, got a note on Facebook from my cousin calling me a "NINNY," regarding the fire. Now I must say I had to stop and think for a second what the word ninny meant, as it's years since I had heard of that expression. It means "IDIOT," and is a very British expression. It's obviously not an expression we use, as even dd hadn't heard of it, and she talks to her Nana in Britain a lot along with her grandparents over here and they don't use that expression.
Must admit though I rather like the word "NINNY," as it makes it sound a bit nicer that calling people an idiot. I have a habit of calling people a "TWEET," instead of an idiot, as I think that softens the expression slightly, and they are not as offended when you call them that. Mind you half the time folk don't know what you mean anyhow!!! Oh the joy of using British expressions in a foreign country!!