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Pets you could never PASS up on

November 13, 2020 by

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A pet post to end all pet posts (though hopefully not) – enjoy these majestic animals submitted by the Session 1 PASS students, with their own commentary. If we were meeting in person our conversations—like typical students—would have consisted of food, go-to snacks and sharing best places to eat around Manchester. Snacks are the way […]

Pets of LEL: Remmie and Betsy

November 3, 2020 by

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Say hello to Remmie and Betsy, submitted by Neve a.k.a. Remy (nickname similarity not coincidental). Neve is a first year student in English Language with French, and the first year student rep. This is Remmie, the cheeky pony. Likes: food. Any food, pony-friendly or not (she once tried to eat a sausage butty, but her […]

Pets of LEL: Tiger

October 29, 2020 by

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Pets of LEL is back! The first pet of the new cycle has been entered by Sam, who has just started his MA in Linguistics at Manchester. Here’s Sam’s account of his furry friend. This is Tiger. Tiger is three years old. He dislikes humans in general but likes me for some peculiar reasons of his […]

Pets of LEL: Hiccup

May 1, 2020 by

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This is Hiccup Cameron-Faulkner. He loves eating lettuce and locusts and watching nature movies with his best buddy Verity. Pictured below are the other Cameron-Faulkner pets. In case you have trouble identifying the species, Hiccup is a bearded dragon, and then we have chickens, worms and fish (minnows). Some of them are nameless – you […]

Pets of LEL: Leon

April 17, 2020 by

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This is a sad story with a happy ending, which is better than the other way round. Leon Hanink, presumed to be Canadian, got abandoned by his owner who moved abroad, but he’s found a safe home with Emily. Leon likes sunbathing on the windowsill, his faux chinchilla blanket, and cat lunch. He also likes […]

Pets of LEL: Bowie and Daffy

April 10, 2020 by

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It’s Easter, so here’s some bunnies for you. These are Begley buns, called Bowie (pictured below, joined the Begley household in 2016), and Daffodil, aka Daffy (featured), as in daft as a. They live in a hutch inside a big run under Mary’s kitchen window. They used to be house rabbits, but after two years […]

Pets of LEL: Caira

April 3, 2020 by

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Caira van Hattum is a cat who has seen many parts of the world, or at least Europe, but remains young in spirit. She is obsessed with boxes and feather toys, and loves nothing more than to cuddle up on her favourite human’s lap, with the favourite being whoever has the blanket. She is fluent […]

Pets of LEL: Ellie aka Dogface

March 25, 2020 by

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Ellie Ulph (also known as Dogface) is an eight-year-old retired racing greyhound. As ‘Pebbles Millie’ she was unbeatable (at least a as far as she has told us) but now she lives a peaceful life, snoozin’, sniffin’ and fussin’. Her best-friend/nemesis is a pink octopus [pictured above, defeated]. Ellie will accept cuddles from anyone and […]

Pets of LEL: Willi hijacks Zoom meeting

March 20, 2020 by

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Among the very few silver linings of the current situation is increased exposure to colleagues’ pets. Here’s Willi, becoming the centre of attention in a Zoom meeting, and triggering a rich array of emotional responses ranging from parental pride (Vera), through joy (Pat) and cuteness overload (Margit), to mild resignation (Richard). It’s hard work being […]

Pets of LEL: Kasi

March 19, 2020 by

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The type of international jet-setting lifestyle that many linguists enjoy(ed until recently) does not easily lend itself to having a pet. In situations like this, some of us resort to stalking or seducing other people’s cats, even though such activities may wreak real havoc. On this note, straight from the Bochnak household, here’s Anton trying […]