Here’s what’s been going on this week in CIX:
Under which name does a woman sign the marriage register? Assuming a bride is to take her husband’s surname, is she married as she signs the register, before or once she’s signed it? Advice from registrars indicates to sign in the maiden name, but an interesting example of two sisters married on the same day suggested sometimes signing in the married name was the done thing too.
As seen on: cix:gene/2general:4372
There’s been a media storm around the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s trip to Australia and New Zealand, but was the headline news of Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall’s brother’s death worthy of so much coverage? Mark Shand, the conservationist and travel writer, was dubbed an ‘inspiration’ after his shock death for his charity work with The Elephant Family. However his death may not have warranted so much attention had his sister not been married to the Prince of Wales.
As seen on: cix:bbcradio/5general:5654
The Beeb’s latest costume drama caused grumblings across social media and CIX this week. Jamaica Inn, an adaptation of the Daphne Du Maurier novel of the same name, was broadcast with such poor sound quality that viewers had to turn the volume all the way up to understand anything actors were saying. The BBC initially apologised saying a technical fault had occurred during transmission that couldn’t be rectified but when a quarter of the audience gave up during the second episode, they admitted the actors may not have been speaking as clearly as possible.
As seen on: cix:sasha_lubetkin/16chatterbox:2904
Nigella Lawson may need to be called in as a special advisor for one CIXen’s problem. Travelling to the US to film her next series of The Taste, Nigella found herself thrown off the flight because of admitting to using drugs, in court last year. CIXen’s concerns that this could happen to a friend with a drugs record was given some relief – the US seem to grant offence waivers around 15 years after. We could be waiting a while for that second series then…
As seen on: cix:uncle_sam/2general:3814
Puzzling football rules were discussed in the football forum as the season winds down. If you can shed any light on why players have to wait on the sidelines to return to play after an injury, then join the debate on: cix:football/3chatter:5474.
Just one joke this week:
Paddy texts his wife:
“Mary, I’m just having one more pint with the lads,
If I’m not home in 20 minutes, read this message again”