You’re Such A Manx

threelegsNever mind
the whole
‘trying-to-be-oh
-so-clever’ title ….

Today’s post is
just a few postcards
for your consideration
that deserve a bit
of a logical explanation

(as far as there is one) –

Stuff that has grabbed
my attention enough
for me to ask the
immortal question :
” WTF ????? ”

Like the first card. noo

It says “Kys Ta Shiu ?”

Although you
probably first
looked at the fact
that the guy in
the card
has three legs.

Which, actually,
is a vague clue
to the question
‘from whence
it came’ —

The Isle of Man –
situated between
Britain and Ireland
in the Irish Sea. isleiof

Kys Ta Shiu means:
‘How Are You?’
in the Manx language-

No, it doesn’t
have anything
to do
with that cat.

The language, anyway.

Manx was an a2
offshoot of
a broader set of
Gaelic languages.

The three legs alludes
to the national
emblem of the island.

The beautiful
fortress-like
Lighthouse in the
background of the card
is called the
Douglas Head
Lighthouse….
and it was built in 1857.

And, getting back
to that tail-less cata1
in the card —

It is indeed a
Manx Cat –
originally bred
right there
on the Isle of Man.

They hold a famous
Motorcycle race on
the island every year, a3
called the Tourist Trophy,
or just the T.T. …

which is basically
why I became
so interested
in the first place….

It is very scenic —
and there’s no
speed limit out
in the country. a1

There’s some castles,
a couple cold
water beaches,
including a nude
one at Keristal,
and a cool, funky
railway…

— but not a lot
of other stuff
goes on there,a1a
especially off-season,
really.

But when you
think about it…

A place that’s got a
third-leg for
an emblem
and has a pussy
named after it
has got to have
something going
for it, right ?

Right ?????

Alright,
I’ll shut up.

!!!!!!! HOY !!!!!!!!

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( Art By David Uhl . )

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