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It’s that time to draw a line under 2011 and announce my top posts for the past year (figures kindly crunched for me by WordPress) – and three out of five were posts I had published in 2010…
I seem to have the BBC’s Frozen Planet to thank for my top two posts this last year, as again penguins seem to have been the big attraction for search engines.
Penguin of Arabia by Ursula Vernon
1. Designer birds: Penguin
From paperback books to chocolate biscuits and much more besides, penguins are iconic birds. Here are some others I have chosen in 2011:
Designer birds: Peacock
Designer birds: Owl
2. English words from Celtic roots…
English words from Celtic roots were top post in 2010...
This year’s runner-up was last year’s winner – and again it’s all because I used a picture of penguins. The word penguin comes from either the Welsh or Breton
Pen-Gwyn (meaning “head-white”).
I have also posted several other items on the origins of the English language:
The ungothroughsomeness of stuff…
Latin for today
English words from Scandinavian roots
English words from Indian roots
English words from Spanish roots…
White tiger at Singapore Zoo by David George
3. The sadness of white tigers
This one was new for 2011 and is a memory of the white tigers of Bristol Zoo and some information on other threatened big cats of the world.
4. Carousel horses – an illusion of freedom
Horse head from the Riverfront Carousel in Salem, Oregon, by Crossmark
This was a wonderful excuse to collect together some beautiful images of carousel horses, unicorns and even zebras and this post was fourth in my top five for the second year in a row.
Another collection of art went with my post
Fairytale bedding: the Princess and the Pea…
Some 1970s 'sci-fi' fonts from the 1970s
5. Design icons: Letraset
Design and nostalgia combined to make this a popular post. The same elements appeared in
Every poster tells a story
There’s more art and design here
and more nostalgia here
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