Monthly Archives: April 2012

Papierkind se gedig

‘n Vriendelike mensie daar doer uit Kuruman se wêreld pos vir my die pragstuk:

Jagstryd

In die rooi Afrika-sand dans gesigte,
Dit vertel stories van ‘n duisend bokke, oud en jonk,
Met die oggendstond, koud en mistig,
Sien hy ‘n springbok agter ‘n doringbos pronk,

Hy vee oor die pêrels van sweet op sy voorkop,
Hy lê aan en vou sy hand oor die kolf,
Die swart kruis soek-soek deur die versier,
Dis die tweestryd wedstryd tussen man en dier,

Hy sit sy vinger op die sneller en die eindfleitjie blaas,
Met trots in sy keel hoor hy hoe sy pelle raas,
‘n Oorwinningslied, uit die geklink van bier,
Nog ‘n tweestryd wedstryd tussen man en dier…

http://papierkindjacomari.wordpress.com/2012/04/28/jagstryd/

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Is jy spyt ?

My bloed kook

http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Geskiet-terwyl-hy-pleit-20120423

http://www.beeld.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Vrou-verkrag-toe-drie-plaas-aanval-20120423

http://www.volksblad.com/Suid-Afrika/Nuus/Man-veg-om-lewe-na-skoot-20120420

Hierdie is vanaf laas naweek – En dit is net wat oor berig word.

Ek kan die bloed hoor suis in my ore …

Why did the British wear red coats in battle?

 

 

 

During the recent royal wedding, the millions around
the world saw that Prince William chose to wear a
uniform that included the famous British “red coat.”

                   Many people have asked, “Why did the British wear red
coats in battle?”

 A long time ago, Britain and France were at war.
During one battle, the French captured a British
Colonel. They took him to their headquarters, and the
French General began to question him. Finally, as an
afterthought, the French General asked, “Why do you
British officers all wear red coats? Don’t you know
the red material makes you easier targets for us to
shoot at?”

                   In his casual, matter-of-fact, way, the officer
informed the General that the reason British officers
wear red coats is so that if they are wounded, the
blood won’t show, and the men they are leading won’t
panic.

                   And that is why, from that day forward, all French
Army officers wear brown trousers.