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Martin H 01-11-2020 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 15484475)
How difficult it is to buy anything on Amazon without joining Prime. Probably just me being of a certain age. Annoying though.

Been a prime member for ages but not sure why it’s any harder. Buying processs is the same isn’t it? You don’t benefit from free/prompt delivery but everything else is the same or at least I thought it was.

PIE "N" MASH 01-11-2020 04:58 PM

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Hedgehog 01-11-2020 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15482467)
I don't know why, but this report on our local news site about a power outage last night:

Officials with SCE received reports of the outage shortly after, determining that approximately 4,201 customers had been impacted by the Newhall power outage.

Is it me, or is 4,201 not "approximately" but in fact rather exact?

I'm not sure if it is the same reporter but today I see this:

Nearly 30 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, along with over 1,300 newly confirmed coronavirus cases throughout Los Angeles County. An additional 29 coronavirus cases have been reported in the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday.


Again... why not just say "29 new cases" - it takes less energy than saying "nearly 30 new cases" and then in the next sentence say it was 29.

Reps AJ 01-11-2020 06:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Martin H (Post 15484544)
Been a prime member for ages but not sure why it’s any harder. Buying processs is the same isn’t it? You don’t benefit from free/prompt delivery but everything else is the same or at least I thought it was.

Because it keeps screaming at you JOIN PRIME! JOIN PRIME! YOU WANT US TO DELIVER THIS EVER? JOIN PRIME YOU BASTARD and the no thanks button is tiny and hidden away

Stavros 69 01-11-2020 06:35 PM

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Originally Posted by A Wooden Fish On Wheels (Post 15483304)
Twats playing shitty oh so funny shared videos at volume 10 on their shitty phones in the pub. **** off

God that pisses me off too.
On Friday was enjoying a rather chilled eve and some twats decided they wanted to play their own music rather than that in the pub. They didn’t make the second song.

Brett 01-11-2020 06:46 PM

Picking up on Mushroom's post: builders.

big bad John 01-11-2020 07:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15484574)
I'm not sure if it is the same reporter but today I see this:
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Again... why not just say "29 new cases" - it takes less energy than saying "nearly 30 new cases" and then in the next sentence say it was 29.

Because modern journalists suck. You've only got to read some of the BBC match reports to realize, that many of these newbies would struggle to get a C.S.E grade D if they were born twenty years earlier.Luckily for most of them they graduated in the 'every student gets an A and a hug era.' If anyone wants to see real journalism, they should take a walk on the wild side and go into Memory Lane. Some of the match reports from well over a hundred years ago are absolute class.

Hedgehog 01-11-2020 07:21 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 15485121)
Because modern journalists suck. You've only got to read some of the BBC match reports to realize, that many of these newbies would struggle to get a C.S.E grade D if they were born twenty years earlier.Luckily for most of them they graduated in the 'every student gets an A and a hug era.' If anyone wants to see real journalism, they should take a walk on the wild side and go into Memory Lane. Some of the match reports from well over a hundred years ago are absolute class.

I will actually give these reporters I've bitched about a bit of slack, because a) they are doing written reports for a local radio station, and b) judging by their profile photos they are either just out of college or doing this as some sort of internship.

But I actually agree with you wholeheartedly. If these people see this as getting their foot in the door to becoming serious journalist they need to start thinking of a different career path.

And I appreciate people in glass houses shouldn't throw stones... then again I've never written a piece for public consumption or wanted to, unless you count this here BBS!

CT_Palace 01-11-2020 07:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15484574)
I'm not sure if it is the same reporter but today I see this:

Nearly 30 new cases of COVID-19 were confirmed in the Santa Clarita Valley Saturday, along with over 1,300 newly confirmed coronavirus cases throughout Los Angeles County. An additional 29 coronavirus cases have been reported in the Santa Clarita Valley on Saturday.


Again... why not just say "29 new cases" - it takes less energy than saying "nearly 30 new cases" and then in the next sentence say it was 29.

It’s almost like their Editor told them to write a 200 word report and they’re padding it out to fulfill that requirement. The above example just repeats itself!

Isle of Wight 02-11-2020 02:34 PM

when you apply for a job online, attach your CV and then they want you to fill out your last 5 employers READ THE FKING CV

Nostrils 02-11-2020 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15486398)
when you apply for a job online, attach your CV and then they want you to fill out your last 5 employers

Try...

Cassanova Smooth
Iceberg Slim
Clarence Sims
Hugh Hefner
Papa Silk

pallet 02-11-2020 03:45 PM

People at work moaning that they might still have to come to work after Thursday. Our business was very good in giving us full pay throughout the last lockdpwn and like most business's cannot afford to close its doors at the drop of a hat for 4-6 weeks.

Sharkba1t 02-11-2020 04:04 PM

Trying to cancel Amazon prime. I got there in the end but they don't make it remotely obvious. It's something that needs to be changed - hopefully we will see some regulation updates that outlaw this kind of thing.

Olympian2 02-11-2020 04:19 PM

The BBC's obsession with Manchester & specifically BBC Sport's obsession with Manchester United. Even more specifically, that awful 'journalist' Simon Stone who seems to be contactually obliged to write numerous pieces per day on The Wankers.

Today, a whole article on 'Paul Pogba: Manchester United midfielder made 'stupid mistake' with Arsenal penalty'

**** off.

Hedgehog 02-11-2020 04:47 PM

My iPhone was bugging me to update the software so I did. Nothing too obvious except it changed the appearance of the music App, and added a Translator App (which I can't figure out how to use).

Then low and behold I turn on my PC this morning and it has updated its software. Again nothing obvious, except it starts off my asking me a bunch of questions regarding options/setting.

Why can't they just leave **** alone and stop making change for change sake. Or at least stop bugging me to update, and leave it to me to check it out once in a while to see if its worth updating.

chateauferret 02-11-2020 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15486540)
Why can't they just leave **** alone and stop making change for change sake. Or at least stop bugging me to update, and leave it to me to check it out once in a while to see if its worth updating.

Because then they can't control the built-in obsolescence that drives their future revenue stream so easily. As the software is "upgraded" so it is more and more demanding on hardware which encourages you to spend money on upgrading hardware every so often. And it is often not as convenient as even your experience suggests; I once (quite recently) switched a Windows PC on and it was 65 minutes and three reboots before the desktop came up.

This is less likely to happen with open-source and independently produced software. Even though Android has a Unix core, nevertheless there is a commercial overlay on it. If you fail to upgrade often enough you will find sometimes that you cannot upgrade at all and your hardware is basically a brick - this is particularly true of Apple.

I use Linux wherever I can and this reduces the problem to a considerable degree on PCs. Linux is still not mature enough on tablets and phones to make that a viable idea; Canonical tried a mobile Ubuntu a few years back but it doesn't seem to have made it into the air. Oh well. I did have a Chromebook lately but that was so hopeless for this kind of crap that when the screen broke I binned it* and bought a little laptop and put Linux on that. No touchscreen but it goes like **** off a shovel compared with ChromeOS and the like.

Incidentally we bought a laptop last year from PC World (*phtoo*), just a basic one for web browsing and to use online tutoring and (as it turned out) zoom calls and stuff during the lockdown for schools; and it was hopeless, taking ages to boot, taking 30 seconds to respond to a mouse click and applications not responding, that sort of ****. Anyway we put it aside and reckoned to sort it out later whilst we used another PC for these things. Eventually I got round to looking at it, and rather than spend ages trying to dig about (I am no expert on Windows), I booted it from a Windows USB and reinstalled the operating system, then to my surprise it was fine. I don't know what PC World put on the machine that made it behave so badly, nor do I know whether this was commonplace or whether someone had cocked up the installation. Obviously normally you would return such a thing to the store, but I had forgotten the machine for so long that the warranty was toast.

* ahem - I had it recycled, of course!

Sick Bucket 02-11-2020 07:51 PM

The BBS after we've lost. I give it a miss for a few days.

beef 02-11-2020 08:00 PM

Fireworks in residential areas. Scares the dog, the cat and the baby. **** off you *****

west country boy 02-11-2020 08:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15486511)
Trying to cancel Amazon prime. I got there in the end but they don't make it remotely obvious. It's something that needs to be changed - hopefully we will see some regulation updates that outlaw this kind of thing.

No offence to you, but it's not that difficult: https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/cus...deId=202016220

They could make it easier, of course, but I am generally annoyed by these sorts of comments after Giles "Wanker" Coren wrote an article not that long ago saying that he had no idea that Amazon would start charging him for a premium service after a free trial period. Amazon then caved in and refunded him. Giles Coren is a wanker.

Blind_Eagle 02-11-2020 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by beef (Post 15486735)
Fireworks in residential areas. Scares the dog, the cat and the baby. **** off you *****

https://i.ibb.co/YRR1NNd/C0-FB032-E-...BA892-A7-D.jpg

Maidstoned Eagle 03-11-2020 06:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15486398)
when you apply for a job online, attach your CV and then they want you to fill out your last 5 employers READ THE FKING CV

I just write that on the form. "All details on attached C.V "

Maidstoned Eagle 03-11-2020 06:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15486777)

Love it . When did dogs become such wimps?

Mr Mojo Risin 03-11-2020 09:47 AM

Virtual office Xmas party ideas. All of them sound awful. Can’t we just go to the pub and call it a work meeting?

Custard Pie 03-11-2020 10:20 AM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15486519)
The BBC's obsession with Manchester & specifically BBC Sport's obsession with Manchester United. Even more specifically, that awful 'journalist' Simon Stone who seems to be contactually obliged to write numerous pieces per day on The Wankers.

Today, a whole article on 'Paul Pogba: Manchester United midfielder made 'stupid mistake' with Arsenal penalty'

**** off.

And guess who are featured on their live FA Cup game on Saturday? Yep - FC United of Wankchester.

Stavros 69 03-11-2020 10:38 AM

Waking up half an hour before your alarm goes off.

LSEagle 03-11-2020 11:01 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15487221)
Virtual office Xmas party ideas. All of them sound awful. Can’t we just go to the pub and call it a work meeting?

Agree with this, virtual work socials are dreadful

stinky 03-11-2020 11:03 AM

Working for a company that doesn't believe in work Christmas parties

Stavros 69 03-11-2020 11:09 AM

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Originally Posted by stinky (Post 15487306)
Working for a company that doesn't believe in work Christmas parties

That’s not the end of the world, one of my favourite nights is watching people you work with all year make total dicks out of themselves.

cantspell 03-11-2020 11:13 AM

Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

Stellavista 03-11-2020 11:22 AM

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Originally Posted by LSEagle (Post 15487301)
Agree with this, virtual work socials are dreadful

F**k, online work meetings are bad enough. I don't want to see your cat/dog/new kitchen or your 'adorable ' children. Just get the business done and piss off.

pallet 03-11-2020 11:23 AM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487319)
Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

You poor sod. They are very strange where I work here, they love Christmas and decorate the office to within an inch of its life. They of course do a departmental secret santa and wear christmas jumpers from about 2nd dec onward. However no one sends Christmas cards to each other, found that very weird. Dont got to the Christmas parties for two reasons, one I live miles away so would have to book a hotel, secondly I dont really like enough of them enough to want to socialise with them outside of work.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-11-2020 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487319)
Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

I work at a language school for kids and even the above looks childish compared to what we have to do.

cantspell 03-11-2020 11:35 AM

I'm far from scrooge - but I won't be doing any of that

Stavros 69 03-11-2020 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487319)
Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

I think your team needs to do some more work.

Reps AJ 03-11-2020 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487319)
Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

I don't know whether to laugh or cry. You poor sod.

Tony Montana 03-11-2020 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487319)
Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

If people are thinking these up on company time, heads should roll.

cantspell 03-11-2020 12:09 PM

I feel I should share the whole email:

A few of us have been talking about this already and we’re keen on trying to make the most of what the year has dealt us by having some Christmas fun.

Yes, yes, I know it’s early but we will need time to plan. I’m happy to organise things again this year although if you want to be involved in organising something please say so – the more Christmas spirit the better! (plus there’s been a few suggestions and I’m going to need help)

Suggestions so far:
- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

Secret Santa can still be arranged however you’ll need to be comfortable with giving out your home address if you want to get a present.

Work Christmas lunch is likely to be a WebEx meeting - we comb our hair, wear our Christmas jumpers, pop our cameras on and open our presents!

Please let me know if you want to be involved using the voting buttons!

And let me know if you want to organise something/have any other ideas for what we can do!

Christmas will be different but it can still be cheery!

Reps AJ 03-11-2020 12:10 PM

Time to find another job I'm afraid

pallet 03-11-2020 12:12 PM

We comb our hair, what are they 5 year olds?

Isle of Wight 03-11-2020 12:17 PM

What if you haven’t got hair? That’s hairist

west country boy 03-11-2020 12:17 PM

What is "elf on the shelf"?

CT_Palace 03-11-2020 12:18 PM

Is there a moo option on the voting buttons?

cantspell 03-11-2020 12:22 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15487423)
Is there a moo option on the voting buttons?


There should be but not checked the voting options as I won’t be voting.

PIE "N" MASH 03-11-2020 12:38 PM

You office lot are feckin weird.

FORZA SELHURST 03-11-2020 12:49 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15487422)
What is "elf on the shelf"?

I was wondering that. I would pobably win such a comp as I have a cat that looks like an elf primarily on account of her huge pointy ears. She also has an elf suit and a little sign that says 'elves at work' on it.

She doesn't like wearing the suit though as opposed to another of our cats who loves his santa costume - I was having a bit of a 'Heb moment' obvs.

Maidstoned Eagle 03-11-2020 01:22 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15487422)
What is "elf on the shelf"?

It's an elf and it's on a shelf.

chateauferret 03-11-2020 02:19 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15487422)
What is "elf on the shelf"?

Someone who's been at the djinn.

FORZA SELHURST 03-11-2020 02:43 PM

The video can become pixielated.

Stavros 69 03-11-2020 02:47 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15487422)
What is "elf on the shelf"?

It’s a toy about your actual size that parents put around the house to brainwash their children to be nice before Xmas.

Wolfnipplechips 03-11-2020 08:33 PM

Firework *****.

Young Dennis is not enjoying our arsehole neighbours setting off the bastards. After midnight last week for Diwali, and now another lot for 3rd November or some shit.

little al 03-11-2020 08:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Wolfnipplechips (Post 15487947)
Firework *****.

Young Dennis is not enjoying our arsehole neighbours setting off the bastards. After midnight last week for Diwali, and now another lot for 3rd November or some shit.

Loads going off in Reading. Nowhere near as many as there was 30
years ago though.

stinky 03-11-2020 09:51 PM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487319)
Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

I can picture the sort of person who wrote that. I've worked with them before. Basic as ****.

eagle mart 03-11-2020 11:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487410)
I feel I should share the whole email:

A few of us have been talking about this already and we’re keen on trying to make the most of what the year has dealt us by having some Christmas fun.

Yes, yes, I know it’s early but we will need time to plan. I’m happy to organise things again this year although if you want to be involved in organising something please say so – the more Christmas spirit the better! (plus there’s been a few suggestions and I’m going to need help)
!

Nobody has talked about it other than in their mind. You can tell that by what's in the ( ).

The rest is just self indulgent.

Stellavista 04-11-2020 12:05 AM

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Originally Posted by eagle mart (Post 15488090)
Nobody has talked about it other than in their mind. You can tell that by what's in the ( ).

The rest is just self indulgent.

Write an email to all the other recipients suggesting all donate to the taking out of a contract on the c*nt.

Selhurst Celtic 04-11-2020 12:31 AM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487410)

Please let me know if you want to be involved using the voting buttons!

:moo:

Selhurst Celtic 04-11-2020 12:33 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15487423)
Is there a moo option on the voting buttons?

Curse you.

PeterH 04-11-2020 03:32 AM

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Originally Posted by cantspell (Post 15487319)
Working from home and these are the ideas they have come up with - just No!


- Secret Santa
- Christmas WebEX lunch
- A work elf on the shelf - if people can take turns doing an elf on the shelf type thing and sharing that to the team via email/WhatsApp.
- A Christmas quiz
- A virtual advent calendar
- A competition for the most Christmassy work from home desk.

Problem is...if you have the temerity to call out this as bullshit, you will be one of the first getting a P45.

One of the reasons I got canned was for calling out a couple in the team for being gushing arselickers.

PeterH 04-11-2020 03:44 AM

Plus, as they are asking for help, send a pic of some christmassy humbugs..

...certainly acquire jars of these and scrooge, grinch etc.
Pics for the festive desk competition.

I would add symbols from religions that dont celebrate the 25th.

On the other hand you could go well overboard the other way...have yankee style xmas lights..a full manerisms scene, tree, reindeer, santa etc..

If you are client facing, i wonder how quickly the boss will put a stop to it..

Back in the day, wacky Pete collected tacky gifts from around the world for the office desk. About 100 ítems in total including a wind up bouncing cock and breasts.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 04-11-2020 08:54 AM

Spider webs. All over the balcony and my barbie. Would'nt mind but I swept them all up two days ago now they are back.

Purepalace 04-11-2020 08:58 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15488497)
Spider webs. All over the balcony and my barbie. Would'nt mind but I swept them all up two days ago now they are back.

How's Ken?

KYLIE MINEAGLE 04-11-2020 09:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Purepalace (Post 15488508)
How's Ken?

Sorry B B Q.

Purepalace 04-11-2020 09:03 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15488513)
Sorry B B Q.

:supergrin:

Stavros 69 04-11-2020 12:47 PM

People who call their pets names starting with ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’.

robcmitchell 04-11-2020 01:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15488906)
People who call their pets names starting with ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’.

Mr Jinx just read that over my shoulder, he's not impressed.....

Fatboy 04-11-2020 01:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15487337)
You poor sod. They are very strange where I work here, they love Christmas and decorate the office to within an inch of its life. They of course do a departmental secret santa and wear christmas jumpers from about 2nd dec onward. However no one sends Christmas cards to each other, found that very weird. Dont got to the Christmas parties for two reasons, one I live miles away so would have to book a hotel, secondly I dont really like enough of them enough to want to socialise with them outside of work.

Is the right answer!
:lux::lux::lux:

Maidstoned Eagle 04-11-2020 01:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15488906)
People who call their pets names starting with ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’.

And talk to them like they're babies, then dress ickle mrs piggywiggle up in a Wuveerly ickle jumper for her walkies and then go on about how animals deserve their dignity.

OLD BASING EAGLE 04-11-2020 02:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15488906)
People who call their pets names starting with ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’.

And call them their fur babies.

Vendy 04-11-2020 02:10 PM

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Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 15489024)
And call them their fur babies.

That and Pet Parents - to demeaning to be a pet owner!

CT_Palace 04-11-2020 02:46 PM

Apple's spellcheck

Is it just me or has the Apple spellcheck gradually lost any logic programming that it may have had? I don't remember it being so plain stupid. In my memory at least it used to replace my typing/spelling errors with the correct word ... but now, perhaps in the last year or so, its replacement efforts show no sign whatsoever that there is any logic in the coding.

cantspell 04-11-2020 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15488121)
:moo:

pmsl

Worksop Palace 04-11-2020 03:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 15489024)
And call them their fur babies.

And put the pets name on birthday and Christmas cards.

Really. Grow up.

Panther 04-11-2020 04:39 PM

Or buy them their own birthday cake.

Slimbloke'H' 04-11-2020 05:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15488906)
People who call their pets names starting with ‘Mr’ or ‘Mrs’.

How about in the middle? Where do you stand on that, Stav?

Meet Riverscharm Mr Mcgregor :)

https://i.ibb.co/M5HzSL8/Albert-Crufts-Ediit.jpg

Stavros 69 04-11-2020 05:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Panther (Post 15489197)
Or buy them their own birthday cake.

Celebrating a pets birthday is odd.

I know someone who’s kid was born on Xmas day and they celebrate a half birthday :hmph:

Stavros 69 04-11-2020 05:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Slimbloke'H' (Post 15489281)
How about in the middle? Where do you stand on that, Stav?

Meet Riverscharm Mr Mcgregor :)

https://i.ibb.co/M5HzSL8/Albert-Crufts-Ediit.jpg

It’s a dog, call it something normal like Jeff.
It’s like people who name their kids weird things and wonder why the kids hate them in later life.

Slimbloke'H' 04-11-2020 05:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15489286)
It’s a dog, call it something normal like Jeff.
It’s like people who name their kids weird things and wonder why the kids hate them in later life.

To be fair, I'm joshing with you a little bit. RMM is his kennel name; in real life he's called Albert. Best of Breed at Crufts this year and owned and bred by an occasional BBSer. :)

Maidstoned Eagle 04-11-2020 07:58 PM

"Crossing over the rainbow bridge".....you mean it's dead?

chav_hater 04-11-2020 09:32 PM

Italians.

cappuccinoeagle 04-11-2020 11:19 PM

The annual borefest that is Fireworks Fortnight.

Brett 04-11-2020 11:24 PM

Twitter. Been banned for having a conversation with (formerly of this parish) PK where we referred to Trump as a c~nt but didn’t actually tag the orange child molester.

beef 04-11-2020 11:53 PM

Itchy hands

BlazeRIP 05-11-2020 12:33 AM

The saying 'serious goals' or with goals at the end of a sentence .

Maidstoned Eagle 05-11-2020 09:38 AM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15490060)
Twitter. Been banned for having a conversation with (formerly of this parish) PK where we referred to Trump as a c~nt but didn’t actually tag the orange child molester.

PK loves being banned, he gets more desperate in his attempts the longer he goes without a warning

Brett 05-11-2020 11:12 AM

The big hairy chestnut escaped the banhammer on this occasion. It was your correspondent who has been stopped from bringing sunshine to the lives of millions of Twatters.

Maidstoned Eagle 05-11-2020 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by Brett (Post 15490957)
The big hairy chestnut escaped the banhammer on this occasion. It was your correspondent who has been stopped from bringing sunshine to the lives of millions of Twatters.

Guilty by association

west country boy 05-11-2020 07:52 PM

The Guardian, as usual. Their take on the new film version of Roald Dahl's "The Witches":

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There are many elements of Roald Dahl’s bibliography that sit poorly if one views them through a progressive prism: George’s Marvellous Medicine is basically elder abuse repackaged as “hilarious” comedy japes, while the Oompa Loompas in Charlie and the Chocolate Factory were originally described as black pygmies from the “very deepest and darkest part of the African jungle where no white man had been before”. Meanwhile, The Witches bears little love for women who suffer from hair loss, who are depicted as the height of ugliness and monstrosity.

However, it is an entirely different community that has found fault with the latest Hollywood adaptation of the children’s novel, directed this time by Back to the Future’s Robert Zemeckis. Prominent Paralympians and disability campaigners have pointed out that Anne Hathaway’s Grand High Witch and her minions have three-fingered hands that resemble the real-life condition ectrodactyly, otherwise known as “split hand” in the film.

This is a rare congenital disorder involving the deficiency or absence of one or more central digits of the hand or foot. Disability advocate Shannon Crossland wrote on Instagram: “Is this the kind of message we want the next generation to receive. That having three fingers is a witch’s attribute? It is an extremely damaging portrayal. Disability should NOT be associated with evil, abnormality, disgust, fear or monsters.”

Maidstoned Eagle 05-11-2020 07:55 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15491428)
The Guardian, as usual. Their take on the new film version of Roald Dahl's "The Witches":

Sounds like a bus conductor.

radiomike 05-11-2020 08:58 PM

The guardian as a whole. Full of all that is wrong with society from gross inequality to lack of worker rights but when it comes to the crunch offers piecemeal solutions and are now rushing to fall at the feet of vacuous Keir

cappuccinoeagle 05-11-2020 09:51 PM

The wait for the US Election result

CT_Palace 05-11-2020 09:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15489625)
"Crossing over the rainbow bridge".....you mean it's dead?

This reminds me of the American propensity to say that someone has "passed" without adding the "away" bit.
Is that a thing in the UK too?
It's like the away bit is just a bit too final for them. Poor souls.

beef 05-11-2020 10:01 PM

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Originally Posted by radiomike (Post 15491503)
The guardian as a whole. Full of all that is wrong with society from gross inequality to lack of worker rights but when it comes to the crunch offers piecemeal solutions and are now rushing to fall at the feet of vacuous Keir

I see it as best of a bad bunch but still gets me.

I think peak Guardian was an article where the author was trying to defend their own private education

CT_Palace 05-11-2020 10:01 PM

And whilst we're on about septics... my bug bear, mentioned here before: their inability to pronounce the letter T in bounty or county, which I've had to endure all too frequently over the last couple of days. Grrrrrrrr.

cross_eyed_ed 05-11-2020 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15491558)
This reminds me of the American propensity to say that someone has "passed" without adding the "away" bit.
Is that a thing in the UK too?
It's like the away bit is just a bit too final for them. Poor souls.

I agree. It's like when someone "loses" someone. What, so you lost them in Aldi?

west country boy 05-11-2020 10:19 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15491558)
This reminds me of the American propensity to say that someone has "passed" without adding the "away" bit.
Is that a thing in the UK too?
It's like the away bit is just a bit too final for them. Poor souls.

"Passed away" is bad enough. What's wrong with "died"?

BERT'S HEAD 05-11-2020 10:24 PM

"Fell asleep" is/was oft used on headstones.

CP-RJW 05-11-2020 11:11 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15491428)
The Guardian, as usual. Their take on the new film version of Roald Dahl's "The Witches":

Jesus, those last two paragraphs are beyond parody.

cross_eyed_ed 06-11-2020 12:25 AM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15491608)
Jesus, those last two paragraphs are beyond parody.

I just read the whole thing. I used to read (and enjoy) The Guardian many years ago. The tone of that article just reminded me why I don't anymore, albeit it was never that annoying at the time I stopped buying it. I guess I am not their target demographic and I really have no problem with that.

big bad John 06-11-2020 03:26 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15491577)
"Passed away" is bad enough. What's wrong with "died"?

Or "the poor old bastard kicked the bucket."

pallet 06-11-2020 08:07 AM

Having to wear a face mask to walk aroind our office and being told to do this via a video message from a CEO tucked away in his house. Our office already has strict social distincing plastic protective shields.

Ardent Eagle Forever 06-11-2020 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15491558)
This reminds me of the American propensity to say that someone has "passed" without adding the "away" bit.
Is that a thing in the UK too?
It's like the away bit is just a bit too final for them. Poor souls.

Another example of lazy English language used by Americans is the term,"my bad". WTF, my bad what? Breath, BO, back? Jeez.

The Americans know how to ferk things up. They have done a real job on the English language.


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