Three on Thursday – Spelling, Cooking & Brazilians in Galway!

For this week\’s Three on Thursday we take a look at some tough spelling, a recipe app and a great documentary from 2011 on Brazilians living in the town of Gort, Co. Galway.

The Oatmeal – Ten Words you need to stop misspelling

We came across this great graphic the other day and on further inspection we discovered that this is the type of site you can spend quite a bit of time on. Everything on this site was written, drawn, and coded by Matthew Inman. All we know about him is that he lives in Seattle in the USA with his two dogs, Rambo and Beatrix. We also know that he\’ spretty clever. Check out his post on these ten tricky English spellings that lots of people often get wrong (even the #GrammarGuru!)



If you\’re stuck at home and you couldn\’t be bothered going to the shops, this website might give you a few ideas for recipes. The idea is simple. Look in your fridge, type in the ingredients you have and the site will direct you to hundreds of different online recipes that you can get together at home. Very good for your pocket.

Brasileiros em Gort – Small Worlds (2011)

This documentary is almost ten years old and looks at the relationship between the tiny Galway town of Gort and Anapolis, Brazil. The story started when some Brazilians came to work in a meat factory in the Galway town and told their friends about it. It changed the Galway town forever and made a lasting impression on the country. It is a fascinating investigation into fate, luck and destiny.

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