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big bad John 10-04-2023 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16889356)
I love trains, but have probably missed the chance to do some of the great journeys.

Forget The flying Scotsman and the Orient express. Anyone who ever went to Sunderland in the cup run of 76 will vouch that it was the greatest train journey undertaken in the history of rail travel. Even had air -conditioning for the trip home.;)

Richard 11-04-2023 03:59 PM

My trip to Elland Road on Sunday reminded me of an away trip there in the 80s on a supporters' train, and, after a failrly dismal defeat, some Herberts decided to go through the train back down to London smashing all the light bulbs, so we travelled back in darkness.

Paulinmorden 11-04-2023 07:03 PM

Sky News on the radio the other day thinking it is newsworthy to announce that Jamie Oliver had gone to Mauritius with his wife and kids to renew their marriage vows. Find me one person who wanted to know this:wallbash:

in-exile 11-04-2023 07:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 16891404)
My trip to Elland Road on Sunday reminded me of an away trip there in the 80s on a supporters' train, and, after a failrly dismal defeat, some Herberts decided to go through the train back down to London smashing all the light bulbs, so we travelled back in darkness.

Dark days indeed !

in-exile 11-04-2023 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16890446)
Forget The flying Scotsman and the Orient express. Anyone who ever went to Sunderland in the cup run of 76 will vouch that it was the greatest train journey undertaken in the history of rail travel. Even had air -conditioning for the trip home.;)

I've always thought Concord would have been even more exciting if it was steam powered!

PeterH 11-04-2023 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Paulinmorden (Post 16891595)
Sky News on the radio the other day thinking it is newsworthy to announce that Jamie Oliver had gone to Mauritius with his wife and kids to renew their marriage vows. Find me one person who wanted to know this:wallbash:

Excellent post.

adrenalin john 11-04-2023 11:45 PM

Automated phone systems in general but with the additional kicker of those that are constantly telling you to visit the website as your call has still not been answered.

If I wanted to visit the website I wouldn't be ******* calling. I don't go the ******* opticians when I have toothache you *****

Nostrils 11-04-2023 11:56 PM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16891782)
Automated phone systems in general but with the additional kicker of those that are constantly telling you to visit the website as your call has still not been answered.

If I wanted to visit the website I wouldn't be ******* calling. I don't go the ******* opticians when I have toothache you *****

Yeah, that's infuriating. Then when there's another set of options after the initial set. I also find, no matter how many options there are, my enquiry never seems to be listed or have an option that's in the same opinion.

bubbs11 12-04-2023 05:29 AM

Tin cans with no ring pull. :veryangry

Hate being a tin opener wanker.

JJ 12-04-2023 09:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Paulinmorden (Post 16891595)
Sky News on the radio the other day thinking it is newsworthy to announce that Jamie Oliver had gone to Mauritius with his wife and kids to renew their marriage vows. Find me one person who wanted to know this:wallbash:

Non-news on the news is pretty common here too. Think along the lines of "Man gets large electricity bill" or - very regularly - "Coming up next, the cost of petrol, where YOU should go for the best deals!" Wankers. F*ck off my telly, you no-more-than-3-words-at-a-time-so-our-halfwit-viewers-can-keep-up tossers.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 12-04-2023 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 16891877)
Non-news on the news is pretty common here too. Think along the lines of "Man gets large electricity bill" or - very regularly - "Coming up next, the cost of petrol, where YOU should go for the best deals!" Wankers. F*ck off my telly, you no-more-than-3-words-at-a-time-so-our-halfwit-viewers-can-keep-up tossers.

Crash on Harbour bridge. Not to mention the miracle cure every other night. Suprised any Australians ever die . Still should'nt watch 7/9/10 and some times ABC,

Reps AJ 12-04-2023 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16891782)
Automated phone systems in general but with the additional kicker of those that are constantly telling you to visit the website as your call has still not been answered.

If I wanted to visit the website I wouldn't be ******* calling. I don't go the ******* opticians when I have toothache you *****

*Checks website* "Sorry you can't do thing you want to do online, please call"

*Phones up* 30 minutes of an automated message "Why aren't you using the website you ****?"

Alfies army 12-04-2023 09:45 AM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16891782)
Automated phone systems in general but with the additional kicker of those that are constantly telling you to visit the website as your call has still not been answered.

If I wanted to visit the website I wouldn't be ******* calling. I don't go the ******* opticians when I have toothache you *****

:D:lux:

JJ 12-04-2023 09:49 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16891882)
Still should'nt watch 7/9/10 and some times ABC,

SBS at least makes an attempt at acknowledging there might - MIGHT - be news from other countries.

Peter Overton's as big a moron as they come, equal to his viewers, I suppose. His crowning glory was during the Queen's funeral when he was the anchor (presumably with a silent 'w') commentating. "Now, who's this getting out of the car? Er, who is that? Nope, I'm afraid I don't know," as the Prime Minister* of GB made her way up the Abbey steps.

* She may have only recently got that gig, but still, it's not as if she was the Deputy Transport Minister of Kenya, or something. FFS...

davech 12-04-2023 09:53 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16890446)
Forget The flying Scotsman and the Orient express. Anyone who ever went to Sunderland in the cup run of 76 will vouch that it was the greatest train journey undertaken in the history of rail travel. Even had air -conditioning for the trip home.;)

I wonder what Michael Portaloo would have made of that journey?

Nth Kent Eagle 12-04-2023 10:21 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16890446)
Forget The flying Scotsman and the Orient express. Anyone who ever went to Sunderland in the cup run of 76 will vouch that it was the greatest train journey undertaken in the history of rail travel. Even had air -conditioning for the trip home.;)

The journey up was even better. We got to spend nearly an hour looking outside at a field in North Yorkshire and got there just before half time.

Supersonic 12-04-2023 10:48 AM

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ized-by-police

Has a golliwog display behind the bar and husband happened to wear a Britain First T-shirt because it was "convenient" but obviously not racist. Lol.

N Herts Eagle 12-04-2023 10:54 AM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16890446)
Forget The flying Scotsman and the Orient express. Anyone who ever went to Sunderland in the cup run of 76 will vouch that it was the greatest train journey undertaken in the history of rail travel. Even had air -conditioning for the trip home.;)

Ome of those never to be forgotten train journeys. Nightmare travelling up arrived late and got into ground just as Sunderland hit the bar.
Played a Survival game to get back to station avoiding the red and white hordes who were not happy, the off licence leading up to the station had run out of cans had to be content with some bottle of Whiskey based drink.
Arrived back at Kings Cross to catch train bxck to N Herts walk across to platforms 9 to 12. On the way bumped into Terry Venables a drunken handshake of congratulations.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-04-2023 11:30 AM

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Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16891954)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ized-by-police

Has a golliwog display behind the bar and husband happened to wear a Britain First T-shirt because it was "convenient" but obviously not racist. Lol.

That's been dragging on all week, the more they try to wheedle out of it the deeper in they get.

stevek 12-04-2023 11:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Supersonic (Post 16891954)
https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ized-by-police

Has a golliwog display behind the bar and husband happened to wear a Britain First T-shirt because it was "convenient" but obviously not racist. Lol.

They didn't just have a display, they had them hanging. And posted on line (in 2016) - "they used to hang them in Mississippi years ago".

But no, not racist.

Reps AJ 12-04-2023 12:09 PM

It mixed up, muddled up world when you can't lynch some golliwogs, like they used to in Mississippi, whilst wearing your Britain First t-shirt without being called a racist

Adlerhorst 12-04-2023 12:12 PM

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=Supersonic;16891954]https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...ized-by-police

Has a golliwog display behind the bar and husband happened to wear a Britain First T-shirt because it was "convenient" but obviously not racist. Lol.
She said: “I don’t think Chris is a supporter of Britain First, he was just wearing that shirt because it was convenient at the time.”

WTAF?

Reps AJ 12-04-2023 12:13 PM

I assume it was convenient because he'd purchased said t-shirt?

I haven't found it convenient to wear any because there are none in the house.

Adlerhorst 12-04-2023 12:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16892013)
I assume it was convenient because he'd purchased said t-shirt?

I haven't found it convenient to wear any because there are none in the house.

I havenít accidentally worn any racist t-shirts either, likewise because I donít own any. Although I do have one with a load of communistical murderers (Lenin, Stalin, Mao etc) on the front with a slogan saying ďpaint the town redĒ. Thatís probably inappropriate but I donít think racist.

Pidster 12-04-2023 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Adlerhorst (Post 16892018)
I haven’t accidentally worn any racist t-shirts either, likewise because I don’t own any. Although I do have one with a load of communistical murderers (Lenin, Stalin, Mao etc) on the front with a slogan saying “paint the town red”. That’s probably inappropriate but I don’t think racist.

Correct, neither Lenin, Stalin or Mao were a race, however you obviously have a problem with people with foreign names. Shame on you, hatemongerer.

big bad John 12-04-2023 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16892013)
I assume it was convenient because he'd purchased said t-shirt?

I wore my "We've got Super Pat Vieira' t-shirt around town the other day. I was making no political statement against Roy. It was just convenient and unlike a lot of my other shirts it was clean. Luckily the locals were totally oblivious to the fact that Patrick is no longer employed by us. I could just imagine wearing it around London with every knucklehead in a white van pulling up, giving me the wanker sign and letting me know that he was sacked a couple of weeks back.:)

west country boy 12-04-2023 03:25 PM

Lenin is almost an English name, cf him off The Beatles and poor misunderstood Tommy Robinson.

big bad John 12-04-2023 03:30 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16892161)
Lenin is almost an English name, cf him off The Beatles and poor misunderstood Tommy Robinson.

And high school grads

Pidster 12-04-2023 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16892161)
Lenin is almost an English name, cf him off The Beatles and poor misunderstood Tommy Robinson.

Lenin and McCartney and Marx and Spencer?

Frogsporn 12-04-2023 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16891989)
They didn't just have a display, they had them hanging.

Hanging?

https://i.ibb.co/XWk9Pm5/09-D0-F972-...F079-E4-DD.jpg

Maz 12-04-2023 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Frogsporn (Post 16892205)

If you believe what the Lamdlord himself posted on Facebook, then yes...


In another post, Chris Ryley wrote: 'They used to hang them in Mississippi years ago' alongside a picture of the dolls hanging from his bar.

Isle of Wight 12-04-2023 04:55 PM

My sister loved her golly and it’s a shame that an innocent kids toy has been politicised. But the world has changed and it has no place in today’s society. The landlord should be forced to remove them as he knows exactly what they now represent, rightly or wrongly. Keep them out the back if he likes them so much, not in the publics face. It’s petulant at best and straight up antagonistic racism at worst.

Pidster 12-04-2023 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Frogsporn (Post 16892205)

Strange fruit.

Reps AJ 12-04-2023 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Frogsporn (Post 16892205)

Hanging

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/FtYmmIYWcAI7-Pi.jpg

Hedgehog 12-04-2023 05:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16892220)
My sister loved her golly and itís a shame that an innocent kids toy has been politicised. But the world has changed and it has no place in todayís society. The landlord should be forced to remove them as he knows exactly what they now represent, rightly or wrongly. Keep them out the back if he likes them so much, not in the publics face. Itís petulant at best and straight up antagonistic racism at worst.

I had one myself. Might still even have in somewhere in a box in the garage.

Plus a few of the Robinson's Jams metal badges.

I'm going to hell...

Maz 12-04-2023 05:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16892226)

Vile man.

CP-RJW 12-04-2023 05:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16892220)
My sister loved her golly and it’s a shame that an innocent kids toy has been politicised.

Isn’t that the point, it was never an innocent kids toy?

west country boy 12-04-2023 05:25 PM

Yeah, the dolls were pretty much blackface minstrels.

Isle of Wight 12-04-2023 05:25 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16892236)
Isnít that the point, it was never an innocent kids toy?

Tell that to a 5 year old. She saw nothing apart from a loved soft toy.

CP-RJW 12-04-2023 05:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16892242)
Tell that to a 5 year old. She saw nothing apart from a loved soft toy.

She was innocent, that doesn’t mean the toy was.

Not pointing fingers or anything. I come from a generation of kids that may not have grown up with gollywogs, but did grow up with 2 girls 1 cup and other internet depravaties.

Spiderman 12-04-2023 05:29 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16892236)
Isnít that the point, it was never an innocent kids toy?

I think it was, certainly in my household

Maidstoned Eagle 12-04-2023 05:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Frogsporn (Post 16892205)

The massive St George's flag hanging from the ceiling might be a bit of a marker....

Maz 12-04-2023 05:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Spiderman (Post 16892248)
I think it was, certainly in my household

And mine.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-04-2023 05:42 PM

And mine and on the wall of Robertson jam factory in Catford, the point is that we now live (apparently) in more enlightened times when we are now aware of what the golly represents.

Isle of Wight 12-04-2023 05:43 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16892247)
She was innocent, that doesnít mean the toy was.

Not pointing fingers or anything. I come from a generation of kids that may not have grown up with gollywogs, but did grow up with 2 girls 1 cup and other internet depravaties.

And that the thing. Those kind of things were not available to kids. They went in a shop and chose. It was a doll like a moomin or a telly tubby. But that was then. Today it has no place just to be clear.

Maz 12-04-2023 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16892261)
And mine and on the wall of Robertson jam factory in Catford, the point is that we now live (apparently) in more enlightened times when we are now aware of what the golly represents.

I used to collect golliwog badges.https://www.mullocksauctions.co.uk/c...jpg?1628593327

Wolfnipplechips 12-04-2023 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Spiderman (Post 16892248)
I think it was, certainly in my household

It was in mine too.

I absolutely adored my Golly. He was my favourite toy. I still have him, very battered, and in a bad way in a box under the bed.

Itís now completely inappropriate but for a very long time we were inseparable.

Timbo 12-04-2023 10:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 16892294)
It was in mine too.

I absolutely adored my Golly. He was my favourite toy. I still have him, very battered, and in a bad way in a box under the bed.

Itís now completely inappropriate but for a very long time we were inseparable.

You do have a heart after all, and at least one old friend more than I thought you had :)

PeterH 12-04-2023 11:10 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16892265)

Is the first one Tiger Woods?

Martin H 13-04-2023 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16892265)
I used to collect golliwog badges.

Yeah, me too. Pretty sure everyone in our class at school did TBH. Cigarette/tea cards, marbles, etc etc. used to collect and send away the labels (I think it was the jar labels but not 100% sure) from marmalade jars. As my dear old Nan had 10 kids and they each had big families there would be a constant stream of kids who were filled up with toast and marmalade etc. at her house and lots of labels to fight over :) the badges (doing sports and/or playing instruments) were pretty cool and golliwogs were all over the Robertsons jars/adverts and common children’s toys back then. So very different to today.

Paulinmorden 13-04-2023 12:57 AM

My sister used to work there for a while and used to bring some of those badges home for me.

GorBlimey 13-04-2023 01:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 16892531)
Yeah, me too. Pretty sure everyone in our class at school did TBH. Cigarette/tea cards, marbles, etc etc. used to collect and send away the labels (I think it was the jar labels but not 100% sure) from marmalade jars. As my dear old Nan had 10 kids and they each had big families there would be a constant stream of kids who were filled up with toast and marmalade etc. at her house and lots of labels to fight over :) the badges (doing sports and/or playing instruments) were pretty cool and golliwogs were all over the Robertsons jars/adverts and common childrenís toys back then. So very different to today.


They used to be paper gollies tucked into thev back labels of Robertsons jams and marmalade and as a kid I used to look for the loose ones that had fallen out onto the shelf and "help" some others to fall off too and gather them up.


I had a quite good collection of the badges before they started to print the gollies onto the labels instead.

audreytatou 13-04-2023 03:20 AM

😂 😂 😂

audreytatou 13-04-2023 03:26 AM

People that order coffee and are all specific "Asses milk, the toe of a virgin organic bee sweetener, froth from the breath of Agean, in a recyclable handleless, hand thrown bowl" but the NEVER ask about the actual coffee! Like where or what type of coffee it is... I'd ****in give them instant granules and spit in it tbh! 😁

bubbs11 13-04-2023 05:35 AM

Here are some questionable toys from the 70’s and 80’s. Actually I think ‘Pregnant Barbie’ might’ve been from the 90’s. I bet that wiped the smile off Ken’s face.

https://s2.gifyu.com/images/1AA6D5E4...7781D75EAA.jpg

https://s2.gifyu.com/images/987B021E...43B25F8.md.jpg

https://s2.gifyu.com/images/383660EC...C9566B9.md.jpg

https://s2.gifyu.com/images/1C17AC72...6377067.md.jpg

https://s2.gifyu.com/images/15060B33...B3D664E8E.webp

https://s10.gifyu.com/images/24E8947...6F05D5D.md.jpg

ozzieEagle 13-04-2023 05:40 AM

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Originally Posted by bubbs11 (Post 16892549)
Here are some questionable toys from the 70ís and 80ís. Actually I think ĎPregnant Barbieí mightíve been from the 90ís. I bet that wiped the smile off Kenís face.


This is the one that really gets Ken.

https://th.bing.com/th/id/R.a7b35327...pid=ImgRaw&r=0

Martin H 13-04-2023 08:21 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16892536)
They used to be paper gollies tucked into thev back labels of Robertsons jams and marmalade and as a kid I used to look for the loose ones that had fallen out onto the shelf and "help" some others to fall off too and gather them up.


I had a quite good collection of the badges before they started to print the gollies onto the labels instead.

Yeah, thatís it of course. A jar of marmalade/jam lasted ages in our house but no time at all at my Nanís. Times were hard and so there was an empty jar that the parents/aunts/uncles would drop coppers into. But slipping into fond memories now rather than things that annoy me.

So back to the thread, what annoys me are dentists. Maybe itís just our experience but ours are pretty crap. Years back now when things changed and allowed dentists to change from just free services under the NHS, our local dentists (I canít remember the detail soz) gave us a simple message. They could only carry on with us if we moved to a monthly payment plan. We had never paid for anything prior to that date as it was all under the NHS. So find another NHS dentist (which would be like proverbial rocking horse ***t because all dentists were doing similar things) or cough up. We could cope and so we stuck with them for the whole family. I donít really remember widespread outrage about this shift to paying but it was a hectic time in work/life for us and TBH has other things to worry about. Gradually the costs have gone up and the inspections become more cursory. The question up front of Ďhave you had any problemsí used to be just chat followed by a fairly through poke around your teeth and gums and he would tell me how things were. Looking for soft areas that signal problems etc. These days the question is 75-85% of the examination and he barely looks in your mouth and seemingly is waiting for something big - ker-ching.

On top of that our dentist practice is we think pretty crap generally with the treatment side of it. A recent experience was akin to something Doc Halliday likely performed in Tombstone in his day job. It was an extraction of a rear tooth. The injections didnít work (cue Verve/Richard Ashcroft songs) throughly and despite telling him that he ploughed on suggesting I shouldnít worry about the pressure pain! It wasnít flaming pressure it was nerve pain. He eventually stopped with roots remaining and said hospital specialist now had to get that out with a small op. Slicing gums, drill from side, stitches etc etc. with a guy that knows what he is doing - painless, quick, clearly communicated and brilliant manner. £400ís worth but felt worth it. This had been booked in and they said they were busy and it would be Easter soon so would 7 weeks do? WTF! After an Ďexchange of viewsí they managed to fit me in within 2 weeks.

Final straw and as soon as this set of visits are complete we are off elsewhere. If we have to pay then fair enough but I expect to get a half decent service/response. Now THATíS annoying.

Braders 13-04-2023 01:23 PM

Listening to the FYP pod, the lady on the pod describing Hodgson as cute.

smileysmith 13-04-2023 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Braders (Post 16892774)
Listening to the FYP pod, the lady on the pod describing Hodgson as cute.

Dunno about cute but he's a dude ...
https://resources.premierleague.com/...jpg?width=1350

Braders 13-04-2023 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by smileysmith (Post 16892840)
Dunno about cute but he's a dude ...
....

No one wants to be cute and someone with his distinguished career doesn't need to be patronised on a Palace pod by being called cute. I am probably being too harsh, but made me cringe anyway and thought this thread may be best to mention that. :angel:

Edit. It annoys me in general when younger people describe more senior folk as 'cute'.

El Aguila 13-04-2023 03:36 PM

He’s a babe.

CP-RJW 13-04-2023 03:46 PM

Roy is a pengting, innit fam?

RazorsEdge 13-04-2023 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16892550)
This is the one that really gets Ken.

https://th.bing.com/th/id/R.a7b35327...pid=ImgRaw&r=0

:D

Hedgehog 13-04-2023 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by audreytatou (Post 16892542)
People that order coffee and are all specific "Asses milk, the toe of a virgin organic bee sweetener, froth from the breath of Agean, in a recyclable handleless, hand thrown bowl" but the NEVER ask about the actual coffee! Like where or what type of coffee it is... I'd ****in give them instant granules and spit in it tbh! ��

Much like the descriptions or wine... "The aroma of leather, infused with tobacco and enriched with the hint of blackcurrant, etc., etc.."

It's either red or white, what more do you need t know?

Braders 13-04-2023 04:43 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16892852)
Roy is a pengting, innit fam?

Awwww he's so cute, bless him. CRINGE!

A Wooden Fish On Wheels 13-04-2023 04:56 PM

I don't like the skins of garlic and/or onion that seem to get everywhere when you are prepping food. Just sayin' like :D

LN1 13-04-2023 05:06 PM

Hollyoaks - Just Why?

Paulinmorden 13-04-2023 05:15 PM

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Originally Posted by audreytatou (Post 16892542)
People that order coffee and are all specific "Asses milk, the toe of a virgin organic bee sweetener, froth from the breath of Agean, in a recyclable handleless, hand thrown bowl" but the NEVER ask about the actual coffee! Like where or what type of coffee it is... I'd ****in give them instant granules and spit in it tbh! 😁

Isn't that last bit the Starbucks recipe?

Mr Mojo Risin 13-04-2023 06:44 PM

The way Americans, in this case Joe Biden, bang on about being Irish even though their ancestors left in the early nineteenth century. I think I have an Irish great great grandfather but I can’t say I identify with the place at all.

El Aguila 13-04-2023 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16892867)
Much like the descriptions or wine... "The aroma of leather, infused with tobacco and enriched with the tank of blackcurrant, etc., etc.."

It's either red or white, what more do you need t know?

Nah.

big bad John 13-04-2023 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 16892950)
The way Americans, in this case Joe Biden, bang on about being Irish even though their ancestors left in the early nineteenth century. I think I have an Irish great great grandfather but I canít say I identify with the place at all.

Votes.

m355y 13-04-2023 08:39 PM

People who slow down to about 2mph to go across level crossings, especially when the lights then start to flash giving everyone behind who’s already committed less of a chance to get clear without ending up with the barrier landing on their car. And I’m talking full on BMW X5 Chelsea Tractors, not cars with low suspension or anything.

thefox 13-04-2023 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by m355y (Post 16893008)
People who slow down to about 2mph to go across level crossings, especially when the lights then start to flash giving everyone behind whoís already committed less of a chance to get clear without ending up with the barrier landing on their car. And Iím talking full on BMW X5 Chelsea Tractors, not cars with low suspension or anything.

You aren't meant to enter a level crossing unless you have a clear exit.
Rule 291 of the highway code.

west country boy 13-04-2023 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16892968)
Votes.

Yep, and senility in his case.

Hedgehog 13-04-2023 09:21 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16892959)
Nah.

I was being a bit facetious with the, "It's either red or white, what more do you need to know?" comment, but I stick by the poncy descriptions some of these wineries come up with for their wines.

We were at a winery a few years ago, and were having some samples, and they came with a card describing each wine in terms like I mentioned before, leathery, tobacco, hint of strawberry etc., and my wife says to the girl serving us, "Where do they come up with these descriptions"? And the girl says, she wrote them, her Dad owns the winery... Ops! Foot in mouth moment.

El Aguila 13-04-2023 09:33 PM

Nice work.
Yeah, I don’t really take any notice of the wacky adjectives they use, it was the “red or white” I’m not having.
I rarely find people capable of describing tastes with words, or music, for that matter.

El Aguila 13-04-2023 09:34 PM

I had a very good bottle of red with kabbott, yesterday, as it happens.

RazorsEdge 13-04-2023 09:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16893038)
I was being a bit facetious with the, "It's either red or white, what more do you need to know?" comment, but I stick by the poncy descriptions some of these wineries come up with for their wines.

We were at a winery a few years ago, and were having some samples, and they came with a card describing each wine in terms like I mentioned before, leathery, tobacco, hint of strawberry etc., and my wife says to the girl serving us, "Where do they come up with these descriptions"? And the girl says, she wrote them, her Dad owns the winery... Ops! Foot in mouth moment.

It is when the wine is described as tastes like vinegar that you know it is a quite a honest take :)

big bad John 13-04-2023 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16893044)
I rarely find people capable of describing tastes with words, or music, for that matter.

I'd say the most common adjective used in those two categories would probably be 'shite.'

PeterH 13-04-2023 11:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16893038)
I was being a bit facetious with the, "It's either red or white, what more do you need to know?" comment, but I stick by the poncy descriptions some of these wineries come up with for their wines.

We were at a winery a few years ago, and were having some samples, and they came with a card describing each wine in terms like I mentioned before, leathery, tobacco, hint of strawberry etc., and my wife says to the girl serving us, "Where do they come up with these descriptions"? And the girl says, she wrote them, her Dad owns the winery... Ops! Foot in mouth moment.

They probably come up with just these terms to entertain the types of ponces that visit wineries. TBF.

JAT

PeterH 13-04-2023 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16893045)
I had a very good bottle of red with kabbott, yesterday, as it happens.

Is kabbott a meat or fish dish?

Herr Colonpharter 14-04-2023 12:08 AM

FARO AIRPORT . . . reporting an unattended suitcase to ground staff. She acknowledged but actually did fek all.

jrnicholson 14-04-2023 12:18 AM

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Originally Posted by Herr Colonpharter (Post 16893110)
FARO AIRPORT . . . reporting an unattended suitcase to ground staff. She acknowledged but actually did fek all.

snitch ;)

audreytatou 14-04-2023 02:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 16892594)
Yeah, thatís it of course. A jar of marmalade/jam lasted ages in our house but no time at all at my Nanís. Times were hard and so there was an empty jar that the parents/aunts/uncles would drop coppers into. But slipping into fond memories now rather than things that annoy me.

So back to the thread, what annoys me are dentists. Maybe itís just our experience but ours are pretty crap. Years back now when things changed and allowed dentists to change from just free services under the NHS, our local dentists (I canít remember the detail soz) gave us a simple message. They could only carry on with us if we moved to a monthly payment plan. We had never paid for anything prior to that date as it was all under the NHS. So find another NHS dentist (which would be like proverbial rocking horse ***t because all dentists were doing similar things) or cough up. We could cope and so we stuck with them for the whole family. I donít really remember widespread outrage about this shift to paying but it was a hectic time in work/life for us and TBH has other things to worry about. Gradually the costs have gone up and the inspections become more cursory. The question up front of Ďhave you had any problemsí used to be just chat followed by a fairly through poke around your teeth and gums and he would tell me how things were. Looking for soft areas that signal problems etc. These days the question is 75-85% of the examination and he barely looks in your mouth and seemingly is waiting for something big - ker-ching.

On top of that our dentist practice is we think pretty crap generally with the treatment side of it. A recent experience was akin to something Doc Halliday likely performed in Tombstone in his day job. It was an extraction of a rear tooth. The injections didnít work (cue Verve/Richard Ashcroft songs) throughly and despite telling him that he ploughed on suggesting I shouldnít worry about the pressure pain! It wasnít flaming pressure it was nerve pain. He eventually stopped with roots remaining and said hospital specialist now had to get that out with a small op. Slicing gums, drill from side, stitches etc etc. with a guy that knows what he is doing - painless, quick, clearly communicated and brilliant manner. £400ís worth but felt worth it. This had been booked in and they said they were busy and it would be Easter soon so would 7 weeks do? WTF! After an Ďexchange of viewsí they managed to fit me in within 2 weeks.

Final straw and as soon as this set of visits are complete we are off elsewhere. If we have to pay then fair enough but I expect to get a half decent service/response. Now THATíS annoying.

******* dentists! Don't get me started 💵

Martin H 14-04-2023 07:52 AM

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Originally Posted by audreytatou (Post 16893131)
******* dentists! Don't get me started 💵

To make it worse, they booked me in a fortnight later for what was just a filling in the tooth next to that extraction for a filling which he couldnít easily access before. Turned up and with the gum still healing and still all over the place he canít do it and so has rescheduled for a month away now. Sheepishly admitted they shouldnít have booked me in so soon but now it will be another month. Think he must be hoping he can turn the filling into another extraction. Sadist conman did manage to stick Mrs H crown back on after it was removed by a jelly earlier that day. The tooth sort rather than the formal wear type unfortunately :)

Also very annoying is that he steps away and then gets on with his work and you are never sure if he has finished or not. I think that is common to most dentists that I have had tbh.

chrisophiex 14-04-2023 08:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 16893163)

Also very annoying is that he steps away and then gets on with his work and you are never sure if he has finished or not. I think that is common to most dentists that I have had tbh.


That made me smile as mine does that, too. You end up getting out of the chair slowly in case he hasnít finished.

I hate going to the dentist after having my fair share of work over the years, but itís the hygienist after thatís most painful (apart from the bill).

Maz 14-04-2023 08:43 AM

I went to a Harley Street dentist who is known for much radio advertising. (Not Darwood and Tanner).

They told me that I would need three implants, and when I was surprised sent me - at no cost to me - to a specialist around the corner who confirmed this. So I agreed to the work

And then they asked for all the money upfront, which i found unacceptable practice. We had a big argument about that, which resulted (long story) in me going to another dentist who told me that only one implant was necessary and the other two teeth were perfectly rescuable.

That was nearly ten years ago, and dentist number two has been proved 100% correct.Still makes me angry that - in a supposedly reputable place - I could nearly have lost two perfectly good teeth as well as thousands of perfectly good pounds.

RazorsEdge 14-04-2023 08:52 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16893102)
Is kabbott a meat or fish dish?

Fish I would say as it rhymes with Halibut

RazorsEdge 14-04-2023 08:53 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16893045)
I had a very good bottle of red with kabbott, yesterday, as it happens.

Next time I am down in Madrid I may ping you a message for a meet I donít do red wine though. But happy to buy

Maidstoned Eagle 14-04-2023 08:57 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16893199)
Next time I am down in Madrid I may ping you a message for a meet I donít do red wine though. But happy to buy

He'll have you on the vermouth

El Aguila 14-04-2023 09:00 AM

Yes, that’s obligatory, I’m afraid

Maidstoned Eagle 14-04-2023 09:04 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16893038)
I was being a bit facetious with the, "It's either red or white, what more do you need to know?" comment, but I stick by the poncy descriptions some of these wineries come up with for their wines.

We were at a winery a few years ago, and were having some samples, and they came with a card describing each wine in terms like I mentioned before, leathery, tobacco, hint of strawberry etc., and my wife says to the girl serving us, "Where do they come up with these descriptions"? And the girl says, she wrote them, her Dad owns the winery... Ops! Foot in mouth moment.

If I may interject with a bit of a name drop but, I spent some time with celebrity wine taster Jilly Goolden a while back and, in the course of our conversation I did ask her why people such as herself and Oz Clarke made these florid comparisons.

She explained that description using everyday things such as tobacco, leather, strawberries help the layman to understand, much more than of they used words such as "tart" "tannin" etc.

RazorsEdge 14-04-2023 09:05 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16893203)
He'll have you on the vermouth

NP :)

Maidstoned Eagle 14-04-2023 09:07 AM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16893206)
NP :)

Kabbot said he woke up with a sore bum the next day.

ozzieEagle 14-04-2023 09:40 AM

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ozzieEagle 14-04-2023 09:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16893191)
I went to a Harley Street dentist who is known for much radio advertising. (Not Darwood and Tanner).

They told me that I would need three implants, and when I was surprised sent me - at no cost to me - to a specialist around the corner who confirmed this. So I agreed to the work

And then they asked for all the money upfront, which i found unacceptable practice. We had a big argument about that, which resulted (long story) in me going to another dentist who told me that only one implant was necessary and the other two teeth were perfectly rescuable.

That was nearly ten years ago, and dentist number two has been proved 100% correct.Still makes me angry that - in a supposedly reputable place - I could nearly have lost two perfectly good teeth as well as thousands of perfectly good pounds.


Perfectly salvageable :)

https://www.sickchirpse.com/wp-conte...2/MacGowan.jpg

RazorsEdge 14-04-2023 09:50 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16893208)
Kabbot said he woke up with a sore bum the next day.

Damm, I will pack extra lube just in case the vermouth gets into my backside
Hehe

RazorsEdge 14-04-2023 09:51 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16893225)

Hehe

PalaceForever 14-04-2023 11:17 AM

These scumbags...although 'annoy' is probably too light a word after watching the video.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-englan...shire-65251456

Isle of Wight 14-04-2023 11:20 AM

Ford's car costs £50,830 and while the hands-off technology will be free for the first 90 days, drivers will then have to sign up for a monthly subscription.

Subscription models on cars. FFS they look at ways of bleeding every penny. They can fk off with their hands free bollox


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