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PeterH 09-08-2020 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15340954)
Grown men using the phrase "still rocking". As in "I'm still rocking the same pair of 501's I bought in 1982".

If any of you do this, put yer f~cking face in a meatgrinder.

I will take umbrage...

you say grown men..younger men or teens probably wouldn't own an item old enough to be 'still rocking' in.

I'm still rockin with my Sony Walkman vs Spotify..

Sharkba1t 10-08-2020 08:15 AM

Watching the BBC news this morning , one of their reporters is reporting from the English Channel - they have spotted a dinghy carrying a dozen or so immigrants and he has asked them a few questions, one of which was “where are you going”?. ��

SE25 exile 10-08-2020 08:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15343408)
Watching the BBC news this morning , one of their reporters is reporting from the English Channel - they have spotted a dinghy carrying a dozen or so immigrants and he has asked them a few questions, one of which was “where are you going”?. ��

With the aftermath of Brexit, and many eager to leave the UK, that is going to be an ever increasing relevant question.

PALACEWU 10-08-2020 08:46 AM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15339934)
Buying a sewing kit containing needles where the eye is far too small to take the thread supplied 😩

Buy cheap buy twice.

Sharkba1t 10-08-2020 08:48 AM

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Originally Posted by SE25 exile (Post 15343420)
With the aftermath of Brexit, and many eager to leave the UK, that is going to be an ever increasing relevant question.

They’re hardly going to leave in packed dinghy’s though and maybe the direction of travel might have given the reporter a clue as to the destination.

SE25 exile 10-08-2020 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15343426)
They’re hardly going to leave in packed dinghy’s though and maybe the direction of travel might have given the reporter a clue as to the destination.

It was supposed to be an ironic joke.:rolleyes:

Fatboy 10-08-2020 08:59 AM

Having to book 'a slot' to go to Sutton recycling Centre.

Panther 10-08-2020 10:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 15343435)
Having to book 'a slot' to go to Sutton recycling Centre.

Same in Bromley, with a wait of several weeks. Much easier once you’re there though.

Maidstoned Eagle 10-08-2020 03:48 PM

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Originally Posted by ExiledStirling (Post 15339934)
Buying a sewing kit containing needles where the eye is far too small to take the thread supplied 😩

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15340459)
Always a kick in the crochet

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15340471)
My Mum used to be able to thread them like that somehow...

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Originally Posted by chateauferret (Post 15340887)
It makes your fingers quaver.

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15340906)
Don't be a prick.


Having to explain how puns work, to the self styled "too intelligent for us all" and oh so precious ferret who believes he is receiving "personal abuse" for the above pun based around Exileds sewing kit...re needles etc.

Fatboy 10-08-2020 03:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15343785)
Having to explain how puns work, to the self styled "too intelligent for us all" and oh so precious ferret who believes he is receiving "personal abuse" for the above pun based around Exileds sewing kit...re needles etc.

You've been stitched up
:D:D

Prince Phillip 10-08-2020 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15343785)
Having to explain how puns work, to the self styled "too intelligent for us all" and oh so precious ferret who believes he is receiving "personal abuse" for the above pun based around Exileds sewing kit...re needles etc.

Nice for you to use the personal touch, though. After all its the Singer not the song.

CK 10-08-2020 04:42 PM

Wrong treadle.

LN1 10-08-2020 05:04 PM

Some people haven't cottoned on to this yarn and have been reeled in but they definitely have not been stitched up?

Maidstoned Eagle 10-08-2020 05:07 PM

I think I've been saddle stitched up to be honest, but what tapestries we weave on the great cloths of our lives

pallet 10-08-2020 05:11 PM

These jokes are giving me the needle.

Trolley 10-08-2020 05:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15343840)
I think I've been saddle stitched up to be honest, but what tapestries we weave on the great cloths of our lives

Splendid,I like this.Reminds me of the old adage "Posterity weaves NO garlands for imitators" which I have used on the "Good Ship BBS" a few times.:p

big bad John 10-08-2020 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 15343845)
.Reminds me of the old adage :p

Sorry Trolley old boy, but I've got to reprimand you before WCB shows up with his red pen and really lays into you for this uncharacteristic schoolboy error. Our old English teacher would have caned our finger tips for writing the word 'old' in front of the word adage. About all I ever remembered out of his class.:supergrin:

Maz 10-08-2020 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15343901)
Sorry Trolley old boy, but I've got to reprimand you before WCB shows up with his red pen and really lays into you for this uncharacteristic schoolboy error. Our old English teacher would have caned our finger tips for writing the word 'old' in front of the word adage. About all I ever remembered out of his class.:supergrin:


James would never have made such a primitive mistake when he was operating Trolley. Or the numerous spelling errors we have witnessed, or the wrangling of punctuation.

Trolley 10-08-2020 06:51 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15343901)
Sorry Trolley old boy, but I've got to reprimand you before WCB shows up with his red pen and really lays into you for this uncharacteristic schoolboy error. Our old English teacher would have caned our finger tips for writing the word 'old' in front of the word adage. About all I ever remembered out of his class.:supergrin:

I have always believed that it is quite acceptable to use The words "Old adage".A search of the "Internet" revealed the following which I have "Pasted" :
"the old adage ‘out of sight out of mind’":p Returning swiftly to the discussion of the thread, those who suffer humour lapses can raise my hackles and I experienced this only last week.Miserable old git with a face a picture of misery.:wallbash:

Slimbloke'H' 10-08-2020 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15343901)
Sorry Trolley old boy, but I've got to reprimand you before WCB shows up with his red pen...

Woah, hold up there bbJ. I'm the only ****** with a red pen here. Or are you telling me that that toe-rag wcb has nicked it?

Blind_Eagle 10-08-2020 08:09 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15343901)
Sorry Trolley old boy, but I've got to reprimand you before WCB shows up with his red pen and really lays into you for this uncharacteristic schoolboy error. Our old English teacher would have caned our finger tips for writing the word 'old' in front of the word adage. About all I ever remembered out of his class.:supergrin:

But why? the OED use it.

Blind_Eagle 10-08-2020 08:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15343911)
James would never have made such a primitive mistake when he was operating Trolley. Or the numerous spelling errors we have witnessed, or the wrangling of punctuation.

Or emojis.

Wolfnipplechips 10-08-2020 08:31 PM

I’m not annoyed by Trolley.

Simply bored of him.

strawberry mivi 10-08-2020 08:37 PM

Who derailed this thread?

Timbo 10-08-2020 08:43 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15340447)
He is the Go Compare man (doesn’t stop him being annoying though).

:eek: Geddaway!

Trolley 10-08-2020 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15344067)
I’m not annoyed by Trolley.

Simply bored of him.

My good lady wife also says she is bored of me.:eek:She also gets very annoyed with me.I also get annoyed with her.At least I have placed the train back on the tracks by my last comment.I think it best I don't add anything further to this thread as a further de-railment could occur and this is not in the interests of the "Good Ship BBS".

Maz 10-08-2020 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15344024)
Or emojis.

What would an old (claiming to be in his 60s 20 years ago) fella from Surrey know about those?

A younger chap, maybe one not even living here, might, I guess.

Hedgehog 10-08-2020 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 15344105)
My good lady wife also says she is bored of me.:eek:She also gets very annoyed with me.I also get annoyed with her.At least I have placed the train back on the tracks by my last comment.I think it best I don't add anything further to this thread as a further de-railment could occur and this is not in the interests of the "Good Ship BBS".

What's with the lack of a space after all the full stops?

I do believe I've seen another BBS Member having that problem! :rolleyes:

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 10-08-2020 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15344204)
What's with the lack of a space after all the full stops?

I do believe I've seen another BBS Member having that problem! :rolleyes:

At least he uses punctuation. That seems too much to ask for at least one poster I can think of, who writes entire paragraphs in a single, unpunctuated sentence.

Maz 10-08-2020 10:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15344204)
What's with the lack of a space after all the full stops?

I do believe I've seen another BBS Member having that problem! :rolleyes:

:)

Que?

little al 10-08-2020 10:24 PM

People that laugh at their own jokes.

Maidstoned Eagle 10-08-2020 10:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15343911)
James would never have made such a primitive mistake when he was operating Trolley. Or the numerous spelling errors we have witnessed, or the wrangling of punctuation.

Yes, WcB must up his game if he is to continue with this.

PeterH 11-08-2020 01:15 AM

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Originally Posted by SE25 exile (Post 15343420)
With the aftermath of Brexit, and many eager to leave the UK, that is going to be an ever increasing relevant question.

Or the reporter is going to phrase it.......

'Where the f uck do you think you're going?'

Hedgehog 11-08-2020 01:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15344253)
:)

Que?

Is your use of Spanish a clue? ;)

KYLIE MINEAGLE 11-08-2020 01:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15344067)
I’m not annoyed by Trolley.

Simply bored of him.

This . I find him a tedious bore and why I have him on ignore ,the only person I have despite some others on here who annoy me. Thing is they think they are being highly amusing ,but are as you say a bore. So do us all a favour Willow **** of back to HOL. There's a good bot.

Isle of Wight 11-08-2020 01:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Fatboy (Post 15343435)
Having to book 'a slot' to go to Sutton recycling Centre.

Our recycling centre only taking recycling but not rubbish .... and having to book a slot

Hedgehog 11-08-2020 01:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15344432)
Our recycling centre only taking recycling but not rubbish .... and having to book a slot

About two weeks back we had an e-waste and hazardous waste drop off event.

They usually have one about 3 or 4 times a year, but due to COVID this was possibly the first one this year, plus I assume people had time on their hands to clean out their garages... net result over 3,000 people showed up.

I went there twice during the day, and both times the line of traffic was probably half a mile in either direction.

I gave it a miss!

N Herts Eagle 11-08-2020 01:51 AM

:hi:
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Originally Posted by SOUTHGATE EAGLE (Post 15344252)
At least he uses punctuation. That seems too much to ask for at least one poster I can think of, who writes entire paragraphs in a single, unpunctuated sentence.

:hi:. I added a full stop for you......

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 11-08-2020 03:31 AM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15344448)
:hi::hi:. I added a full stop for you......

Que?

PeterH 11-08-2020 04:23 AM

The overuse of the word empathy.

PeterH 11-08-2020 04:27 AM

On my neighbours wassup group someone posted about hearing gun shots.

There have been a few robbers hanging around recently and some people go out shooting rabbits.

The person posted that they heard a number of shots. I posted a quip that maybe someone had received their 10% pension cheque and were celebrating.

Next morning I got a snowflake response about showing some empathy.

Empathy to what. Nothing came of the gun shots, no-one knows what they were related to and everyone is safe.

In this country fear of crime is way above actual crime in the psyche. Not helped by the news.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 11-08-2020 04:48 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15344471)
The overuse of the word empathy.

The overuse of the word 'awesome' by Americans. The true meaning of the word is becoming as obliterated as the word 'great' has been.

Selhurst Celtic 11-08-2020 07:44 AM

People in this country that use the word "awesome" are usually the chino, loafers and jumper over the shoulders type.

Pidster 11-08-2020 07:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15344495)
People in this country that use the word "awesome" are usually the chino, loafers and jumper over the shoulders type.

Don’t generalize,dude.

bubbs11 11-08-2020 08:27 AM

American parents saying ‘Good job!’ to encourage their kids when they’ve achieved something.

I’m all for positive reinforcement but when everybody uses the same phrase over and over and over again, it kind of loses its power.

the digger 11-08-2020 08:33 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15344019)
But why? the OED use it.

Some see tautology as a fault while others use it for emphasis.

Panther 11-08-2020 08:55 AM

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Originally Posted by SOUTHGATE EAGLE (Post 15344474)
The overuse of the word 'awesome' by Americans. The true meaning of the word is becoming as obliterated as the word 'great' has been.

I was at the Grand Canyon when a family drove up, got out of their car, took a look at one of the world’s most impressive natural sights, said “Ossum”, took a picture, and drove off. The whole thing took about a minute.

Sharkba1t 11-08-2020 09:18 AM

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Originally Posted by SOUTHGATE EAGLE (Post 15344252)
At least he uses punctuation. That seems too much to ask for at least one poster I can think of, who writes entire paragraphs in a single, unpunctuated sentence.

Makes you feel out of breath after reading these sentences..

vincentinbetwee 11-08-2020 09:19 AM

People pronouncing 't' as 'd'
"See you lader" and the like. What happens if they want a cup of tea?

chateauferret 11-08-2020 09:30 AM

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Originally Posted by vincentinbetwee (Post 15344540)
People pronouncing 't' as 'd'
"See you lader" and the like. What happens if they want a cup of tea?

Presumably they get river water from Aberdeenshire.

chrisophiex 11-08-2020 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by vincentinbetwee (Post 15344540)
People pronouncing 't' as 'd'
"See you lader" and the like. What happens if they want a cup of tea?


That's a very London/South thing. People who do that either want to sound slightly cool and semi American, or are just dwads.

JJ 11-08-2020 10:16 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15344561)
That's a very London/South thing. People who do that either want to sound slightly cool and semi American, or are just dwads.

It's an Aussie thing too. 'Glass of warder' etc.

chrisophiex 11-08-2020 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15344599)
It's an Aussie thing too. 'Glass of warder' etc.


Ah interesting. Looks like the Aussies put an “r” and “d” in warder, as a pose to just substituting the t for a d.

JJ 11-08-2020 10:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Panther (Post 15344525)
I was at the Grand Canyon when a family drove up, got out of their car, took a look at one of the world’s most impressive natural sights, said “Ossum”, took a picture, and drove off. The whole thing took about a minute.

There are some people that go to see things just so they can say they've seen them, not to appreciate whatever it is they're going to see - just ticking a box. Ultimate proof of this is when they're (for example) in an art gallery and take a selfie with the work of art behind them. We were in the Louvre in January this year, and saw this all the time, particularly young women, giving the peace sign. I couldn't help myself from saying to one of them in front of the Venus de Milo "You know, it'd be a better picture if you weren't in it." Cue a blank look in return. Mrs JJ was suitably embarrassed.

JJ 11-08-2020 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15344604)
Ah interesting. Looks like the Aussies put an “r” and “d” in warder, as a pose to just substituting the t for a d.

Actually to be fully correct I should've written "glass a warder".

Trolley 11-08-2020 10:41 AM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15344604)
Ah interesting. Looks like the Aussies put an “r” and “d” in warder, as a pose to just substituting the t for a d.

I have to say I don't like some of the "Aussie" words they use.As an example "Arvo" - afternoon, "Tinnie" - a can of beer, "Lollies" - sweets, a "Brizzo - person from Brisbane, "Maccy Ds - McDonalds.There are those on the 'Good Ship BBS' who find me "Boring", in Australia a rough looking chap said I was as "Boring as Batsh.t", a phrase I had never heard before.

Panther 11-08-2020 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15344606)
There are some people that go to see things just so they can say they've seen them, not to appreciate whatever it is they're going to see - just ticking a box. Ultimate proof of this is when they're (for example) in an art gallery and take a selfie with the work of art behind them. We were in the Louvre in January this year, and saw this all the time, particularly young women, giving the peace sign. I couldn't help myself from saying to one of them in front of the Venus de Milo "You know, it'd be a better picture if you weren't in it." Cue a blank look in return. Mrs JJ was suitably embarrassed.

Yep. We had the same at Uluru/Ayers Rock, and just try getting near enough to the Mona Lisa without causing another World War.

JJ 11-08-2020 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 15344631)
"Brizzo - person from Brisbane

I've never heard that expression.

Panther 11-08-2020 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 15344631)
I have to say I don't like some of the "Aussie" words they use.As an example "Arvo" - afternoon, "Tinnie" - a can of beer, "Lollies" - sweets, a "Brizzo - person from Brisbane, "Maccy Ds - McDonalds.There are those on the 'Good Ship BBS' who find me "Boring", in Australia a rough looking chap said I was as "Boring as Batsh.t", a phrase I had never heard before.

Good Lord, I’ve found something by Trolley I agree with!

Not least the last bit:)

Maz 11-08-2020 11:08 AM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15344606)
There are some people that go to see things just so they can say they've seen them, not to appreciate whatever it is they're going to see - just ticking a box. Ultimate proof of this is when they're (for example) in an art gallery and take a selfie with the work of art behind them. We were in the Louvre in January this year, and saw this all the time, particularly young women, giving the peace sign. I couldn't help myself from saying to one of them in front of the Venus de Milo "You know, it'd be a better picture if you weren't in it." Cue a blank look in return. Mrs JJ was suitably embarrassed.

The Louvre banned selfie sticks a few years ago (I think 2015), as did many other museums.

Happy Arthur 11-08-2020 11:10 AM

People with Instagram accounts where they only post pictures of themselves. Such a bizarre lack of self awareness.

JJ 11-08-2020 11:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15344682)
The Louvre banned selfie sticks a few years ago (I think 2015), as did many other museums.

Yes, but it doesn't stop them taking selfies.

chrisophiex 11-08-2020 11:42 AM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 15344631)
I have to say I don't like some of the "Aussie" words they use.As an example "Arvo" - afternoon, "Tinnie" - a can of beer, "Lollies" - sweets, a "Brizzo - person from Brisbane, "Maccy Ds - McDonalds.There are those on the 'Good Ship BBS' who find me "Boring", in Australia a rough looking chap said I was as "Boring as Batsh.t", a phrase I had never heard before.


I can’t quite believe you’ve never heard anyone calling you boring as batsh*t before ? ;)

Reps AJ 11-08-2020 11:48 AM

People quoting Trolley. Defeats the Ingore function.

Trolley 11-08-2020 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15344747)
People quoting Trolley. Defeats the Ingore function.

One is not obligated to read my messages in the 'Quote'.One cannot please ALL of the people ALL of the time, such is life.At least I post without the use of profanity and any offensive personal messages and my word have I taken some vilification since I joined the "Good Ship BBS" in 1999. In respect of "Things that annoy you", I have annoyed many on this hallowed 'Institution' but I can assure you it is case of accident rather than design."Runt of the litter" is how I have described my good self.I shall now bow out of this thread as I sense irritation levels rising and the debate could easily become de-railed.:frown:

Purepalace 11-08-2020 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15344715)
Yes, but it doesn't stop them taking selfies.

The tour group I was in got slung out of the Sistine Chapel because of one such prick.

N Herts Eagle 11-08-2020 12:46 PM

Those that walk the woods close by and drop fag or have BBQ or just kids with lighter. Local to us is Ringwood Verwood Forest. Its been ablaze since last night. Still being fought and fire brigade now advising shut all doors and windows. The smell of smoke is getting worse not helped by wind direction change.

The damage is just not to the Forset its the habitat for so much wonderful wildlife. From the deer to the smallest insects. When its under control the locals will be out rescuing the animals.

Olympian2 11-08-2020 01:12 PM

People who don't know the difference between i.e. and e.g.

art malice 11-08-2020 01:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15344855)
People who don't know the difference between i.e. and e.g.

Give us an id est.

Maz 11-08-2020 01:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 15344790)
I can assure you it is case of accident rather than design..

You do realise why Trolley is called Trolley, don't you?


Of course it is by design ; the very raison d'etre and continuing purpose of Trolley is to irritate. That is what trolls do.

Maz 11-08-2020 01:38 PM

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Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15344864)
Give us an id est.

Or a free example.

Trolley 11-08-2020 01:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15344897)
You do realise why Trolley is called Trolley, don't you?


Of course it is by design ; the very raison d'etre and continuing purpose of Trolley is to irritate. That is what trolls do.

This really IS my final post on this thread just to set the record straight and to quash some of the risible allegations that have swirled around since October 1999.As I have mentioned numerous times on the "Good Ship BBS", my Nomme De Plume of TROLLEY was borne out of the fact that my good lady wife used to often remark "You are off your Trolley" and was NOT chosen as I intended to be a "Troll".Many will not accept this explanation but it is the truth,the whole truth and nothing but the truth.I will now bow out,never to return to this thread.Enjoy the lovely weather, it is somewhat too hot for me.

Maz 11-08-2020 02:12 PM

Yeah, right.


Trolly
adjective. characteristic of, or like, a troll. The adjective form of troll.

JJ 11-08-2020 02:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Purepalace (Post 15344802)
The tour group I was in got slung out of the Sistine Chapel because of one such prick.

You're not allowed photos of any kind in there, not just selfies.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 11-08-2020 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15344539)
Makes you feel out of breath after reading these sentences..

I assume we are talking about the same poster. I rarely bother to read his posts anymore, unless they are very short. If he can't be bothered to press an extra key, here or there, to make his posts easier to read then I can't be bothered to put the extra effort emplaced upon me to parse his meaning. It's a shame really, because his posts are otherwise worth reading.

Maidstoned Eagle 11-08-2020 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15344948)
Yeah, right.


Trolly
adjective. characteristic of, or like, a troll. The adjective form of troll.

Trolleys name is spelt with an "e".

Maz 11-08-2020 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15345077)
Trolleys name is spelt with an "e".

That is of course a vast difference, yes.



(Maidstone is spelt without a 'd', but you know how people like to have fun with their name).

Blind_Eagle 11-08-2020 03:58 PM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15344819)
Those that walk the woods close by and drop fag or have BBQ or just kids with lighter. Local to us is Ringwood Verwood Forest.

Local to Sturton Lincs? :D

Maidstoned Eagle 11-08-2020 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15345083)
That is of course a vast difference, yes.



(Maidstone is spelt without a 'd', but you know how people like to have fun with their name).

Not according to the graffiti outside the Maidstone 20/20 business park it isn't, Miz.

Maz 11-08-2020 04:25 PM

Didn't they clean that off some time ago?

Maidstoned Eagle 11-08-2020 04:29 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15345115)
Didn't they clean that off some time ago?

Wouldn't know, I haven't visited Maidstone for rather a long time, but when I first joined the predecessor of the BBS it seemed a good enough name to use. I have had to explain the entymology of my name several times on here to some of our over excited posters accusing me of celebrating drugs. :D

Shoreditch CPFC 11-08-2020 04:30 PM

Wasn't it banned from GCC a while ago? I guess temporarily.

Maidstoned Eagle 11-08-2020 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Shoreditch CPFC (Post 15345121)
Wasn't it banned from GCC a while ago? I guess temporarily.

Maidstone? I know its gone a bight right wing but banning the whole town from here is a bit of an overreaction.

Selhurst Celtic 11-08-2020 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15345115)
Didn't they clean that off some time ago?

I don't think Maidstone has ever been cleaned.

Pidster 11-08-2020 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15345144)
I don't think Maidstone has ever been cleaned.

How did it compare with Belmarsh?

Hedgehog 11-08-2020 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Panther (Post 15344525)
I was at the Grand Canyon when a family drove up, got out of their car, took a look at one of the world’s most impressive natural sights, said “Ossum”, took a picture, and drove off. The whole thing took about a minute.

To be fair, I first went there to the North side to drop off two friends that were hiking through the Canyon to the South side.

After driving so many hours to get there, upon arrival I stood looking at it for about 5 minutes, and then recall thinking to myself, now what?

It did feel like a bit of a, "Seen the Grand Canyon - check" moment.

Maz 11-08-2020 05:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Shoreditch CPFC (Post 15345121)
Wasn't it banned from GCC a while ago? I guess temporarily.

It was.


And now - woohoo - like Freddy Krueger in NoES X - it's back in inferior form.

Isle of Wight 11-08-2020 05:26 PM

BBC using "employment falls" why have they suddenly changed from "Unemployment increases"? it is to make it seem not as bad? Have I become a conspiracy nut?

PeterH 11-08-2020 05:27 PM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15344606)
"You know, it'd be a better picture if you weren't in it." Cue a blank look in return. Mrs JJ was suitably embarrassed.

Oooh Oooh Oooh. CT Palace will back me up on this one, here in Chile.

It goes with the understanding of banter point raised, and might belong in te other thread. And granted it can apply in Blighty, too.

When we get a bit tipsy in a family or social situation and we are relaxed and you try to lighten the mood with an acerbic comment or a little ribbing. Maybe, our language skills let us down. Even if the joke is well received and leads to more good spirits and jocular interaction - you can often feel there you have planted a self-detonating time bomb.

That detonates in the taxi home or as your self-satisfied self is climbing into bed. A perfectly pleaant evening or day is tempered by the wife piping up with some comment about the joke you made earlier.

And then she wonders why you avoid family events and don't invite her along to social occasions. When I am relaxed and enjoying the wine and company, I don't want to be watching my words all the time, especially when I get a few snifters in.

PeterH 11-08-2020 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15345181)
BBC using "employment falls" why have they suddenly changed from "Unemployment increases"? it is to make it seem not as bad? Have I become a conspiracy nut?

The terms mean two different things, so they shouldn't be replacing one with another to say the same thing.

I would take the first to mean a decrease in the number of jobs available generally or in different sectors. The second is an increas in the number of people without work, and doesn't necessarily signify whether it is long term, short term or transitional.

PeterH 11-08-2020 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15345168)
To be fair, I first went there to the North side to drop off two friends that were hiking through the Canyon to the South side.

After driving so many hours to get there, upon arrival I stood looking at it for about 5 minutes, and then recall thinking to myself, now what?

It did feel like a bit of a, "Seen the Grand Canyon - check" moment.

Nope, there are all kind of perspectives that should be viewed from different angles and at different times of the day. The effect of sun and shade are an important part of the appearance. And it helps if you can find a spot to be alone to sit and reflect a while.

There's musuems and cultural centres, you can walk some trails. You can walk down to the Colorado river. Helicopter rides, all sorts.

You may only visit once, like the Hoover Dam. Why rob yourself of the fullness of the experience. Unless, your priority is to get back to Vegas, the casinos he all you can eat buffert. Vegas was the worse place I have ever visited in The USA.

Panther 11-08-2020 05:48 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15345188)
Nope, there are all kind of perspectives that should be viewed from different angles and at different times of the day. The effect of sun and shade are an important part of the appearance. And it helps if you can find a spot to be alone to sit and reflect a while.

There's musuems and cultural centres, you can walk some trails. You can walk down to the Colorado river. Helicopter rides, all sorts.

You may only visit once, like the Hoover Dam. Why rob yourself of the fullness of the experience. Unless, your priority is to get back to Vegas, the casinos he all you can eat buffert. Vegas was the worse place I have ever visited in The USA.

This exactly. We did in fact go down to the river, stayed overnight and came back up the North side, not something I could physically achieve now. Agree about Vegas also, horrible artificial dump.

Selhurst Celtic 11-08-2020 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Pidster (Post 15345166)
How did it compare with Belmarsh?

Oof. As an aside, the visitors waiting area in hmp thameside is the most testosterone fuelled environment I've seen since Croydon high st on gcse results day in the 90s.

big bad John 11-08-2020 06:01 PM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 15344515)
American parents saying ‘Good job!’ to encourage their kids when they’ve achieved something.

I’m all for positive reinforcement but when everybody uses the same phrase over and over and over again, it kind of loses its power.


Yes, like a lot of things in society the pendulum has swung far too much the other way. Then again the American 'good job buddy' is an improvement on the British way of encouragement which prevailed before they evolved into the touchy feely 90's. Little Billy coming home proudly with his B grade in Metal work and the kung fu star he made was usually greeted with, "is that the best you could do you little bastard?" This was often followed by a clout around the ear hole and a warning to wait until his father gets home.
British Billy would have grown up probably suffering a bit from low self esteem. He'd get a steady job in the metal factory, live a contented life and be the life and soul down his local boozer on a Saturday night.
Meanwhile, the American 'good job buddy,' will grow up to be a narcissistic little prick, who will stay at school until he is 29 and a half and be totally void of any social skills because it's been ingrained in him that he's always been an A student and he, like his country is NUMBER ONE.

big bad John 11-08-2020 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by chrisophiex (Post 15344561)
That's a very London/South thing. People who do that either want to sound slightly cool and semi American, or are just dwads.


They're watching too many New York themed shows. The New York (like the cockney) accent is slowly dying out. In New Yorkeese the TH is pronounced as a D. Hence 33rd street on 3ave is pronounced 'toidy, toid on toid. Also,' forget about it,' becomes Fuhgeddaboudit. 'Would you kindly leave the premises is usually heard around Brooklyn as, "Ged da****oudda heeya.

Maidstoned Eagle 11-08-2020 06:16 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15345229)
They're watching too many New York themed shows. The New York (like the cockney) accent is slowly dying out. In New Yorkeese the TH is pronounced as a D. Hence 33rd street on 3ave is pronounced 'toidy, toid on toid. Also,' forget about it,' becomes Fuhgeddaboudit. 'Would you kindly leave the premises is usually heard around Brooklyn as, "Gedda****outta heeya.

Isn't that more New Jersey...or "Joiysee"?

big bad John 11-08-2020 06:31 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15345230)
Isn't that more New Jersey...or "Joiysee"?

They do say Joiysee around Jersey City and the surrounding areas. All the Jersey mob guys talk like old Brooklyn and a large percentage of Jerseyites would work every day in Manhattan. LIke in London, where if you want to hear a real cockney accent you go to Essex, in New York if you want to hear an authentic Brooklyn accent you cross the Guinea gang plank(Verizano) over to Staten Island.

DANGERMOUSE 11-08-2020 06:52 PM

Ain't dat da troot.

DANGERMOUSE 11-08-2020 06:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Happy Arthur (Post 15344685)
People with Instagram accounts where they only post pictures of themselves. Such a bizarre lack of self awareness.

On the contrary, I rather think they are over-aware of themselves.

DANGERMOUSE 11-08-2020 06:54 PM

People confusing 'may' with 'might'. I make the mistake myself, which is very annoying.


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