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west country boy 03-12-2020 11:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15524220)
Also, I'm not sure we used to talk about "thous" in the UK? It's been a long time.

Shakespeare did.

Bizarro 03-12-2020 12:19 PM

I listen to 6music all day when working from home which i love.
But the one thing that annoys me is Lauren Laverne saying "Hey music lover"
Now i know 6music can be up its own arse sometimes i can live with that, but that implies that they are the only station that plays good music.

PALACEWU 03-12-2020 12:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 15524815)
I listen to 6music all day when working from home which i love.
But the one thing that annoys me is Lauren Laverne saying "Hey music lover"
Now i know 6music can be up its own arse sometimes i can live with that, but that implies that they are the only station that plays good music.

Say what?

Olympian2 03-12-2020 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 15524815)
I listen to 6music all day when working from home which i love.
But the one thing that annoys me is Lauren Laverne saying "Hey music lover"
Now i know 6music can be up its own arse sometimes i can live with that, but that implies that they are the only station that plays good music.

I've grown to love Lauren Laverne.

And is your Username a Weddoes reference?

west country boy 03-12-2020 01:26 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15524856)
And is your Username a Weddoes reference?

I'd always assumed it was a Superman thing, but Dave Gedge and the gang seems more likely.

Bizarro 03-12-2020 03:09 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15524856)
I've grown to love Lauren Laverne.

And is your Username a Weddoes reference?

Yes it is.

art malice 03-12-2020 03:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 15524944)
Yes it is.

Have you lost your love of life?

Bizarro 03-12-2020 03:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15524856)
I've grown to love Lauren Laverne.

And is your Username a Weddoes reference?

Yes it is

Bizarro 03-12-2020 03:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by art malice (Post 15524946)
Have you lost your love of life?

Too much apple pie

Sakhalin Rich 03-12-2020 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 15524950)
Too much apple pie

And now Harry's walked away with Johnny's wife.

Olympian2 03-12-2020 03:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Bizarro (Post 15524944)
Yes it is.

Nice! First saw them in my Fresher's Week, Oct-88. Seen 'em a fair few times since, too :p

Maidstoned Eagle 03-12-2020 03:55 PM

And another clique is born..........:D

Hedgehog 03-12-2020 04:30 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15524606)
If only someone had thought to tell you this before you designed the Mars Climate Orbiter, eh? Whoops!

Yes.. a classic story and example of lack of communication.

NRM the 2nd 03-12-2020 06:49 PM

Parcels arriving in packaging that has the the company names and logos all over it. Its Christmas, shops have been closed so everyone is ordering presents online. May as well write on the box whats in it and completely ruin the surprise. 2 things I've ordered for my wife she has now guessed what they are as she took the delivery and the box completely gave it away. Now I've taken one she has ordered and its ruined my surprise as from the packaging I've guessed what it is.

PALACEWU 03-12-2020 07:18 PM

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Originally Posted by NRM the 2nd (Post 15525163)
Parcels arriving in packaging that has the the company names and logos all over it. Its Christmas, shops have been closed so everyone is ordering presents online. May as well write on the box whats in it and completely ruin the surprise. 2 things I've ordered for my wife she has now guessed what they are as she took the delivery and the box completely gave it away. Now I've taken one she has ordered and its ruined my surprise as from the packaging I've guessed what it is.

Do the buttplugs hurt on the way out?

NRM the 2nd 03-12-2020 08:01 PM

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Originally Posted by PALACEWU (Post 15525181)
Do the buttplugs hurt on the way out?

I will ask her :supergrin:

Slimbloke'H' 04-12-2020 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15524789)
Shakespeare did.

:)

beef 04-12-2020 09:56 AM

Trolley etiquette. People want me to hand the trolley over but I use a token and have to explain it every time before returning it

Stellavista 04-12-2020 12:14 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 15524860)
I'd always assumed it was a Superman thing, but Dave Gedge and the gang seems more likely.

That reminds me. The Wedding Present.

stevek 04-12-2020 12:29 PM

In my very early BBS days, I had the Bizarro cover as my avatar.

Maidstoned Eagle 04-12-2020 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15525671)
In my very early BBS days, I had the Bizarro cover as my avatar.

Any chance of having it back?

Bizarro 04-12-2020 02:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Olympian2 (Post 15524979)
Nice! First saw them in my Fresher's Week, Oct-88. Seen 'em a fair few times since, too :p

First time for me was about the same time, Town and Country late 88 I think. Plenty of times since.

Lombardarian 06-12-2020 05:12 AM

Arrrggghhh !!!

Lombardarian 06-12-2020 05:20 AM

Apologies for outburst! Went into spoons(Wetherspoons pub) earlier. With the lofty Intention of achieving 3 pints - lots of frustration and 2 hrs later ended up with 1pint a pizza �� and a plate of unwanted chicken bites ��

biggus mickus 06-12-2020 07:29 AM

I wanted a little lie in. Instead, I am wide awake. Grrr.

weltklasse 06-12-2020 10:54 AM

those smug govt be prepared adverts for the end of transition....just piss right off.

Sick Bucket 06-12-2020 11:05 AM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 15527707)
those smug govt be prepared adverts for the end of transition....just piss right off.

Yeah absolutely how the **** can anyone prepare when, with less than a month to go we STILL don't know if there's a deal or not!? Absolute farce.

RazorsEdge 06-12-2020 08:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Lombardarian (Post 15527587)
Apologies for outburst! Went into spoons(Wetherspoons pub) earlier. With the lofty Intention of achieving 3 pints - lots of frustration and 2 hrs later ended up with 1pint a pizza �� and a plate of unwanted chicken bites ��

Should have gone for a curry and pint

Polak 06-12-2020 09:12 PM

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Originally Posted by Lombardarian (Post 15527587)
Apologies for outburst! Went into spoons(Wetherspoons pub) earlier. With the lofty Intention of achieving 3 pints - lots of frustration and 2 hrs later ended up with 1pint a pizza �� and a plate of unwanted chicken bites ��

Why only 1 pint and why did it take 2 hours? I wanted to do the same but I had a look on their app and it said that all pizzas were sold out so didn't bother.

thereichstuff 06-12-2020 09:26 PM

DJ’s who talk over or cut off the end of “ ashes to ashes” :wallbash:

PIE "N" MASH 07-12-2020 05:00 AM

Waking up early for work and can't get back to sleep.Reading the BBS to find we are now called Crystal Palace BENTEKE(that actually made me laugh:D)

Hedgehog 07-12-2020 05:49 AM

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Originally Posted by biggus mickus (Post 15527595)
I wanted a little lie in. Instead, I am wide awake. Grrr.

I guess it's what happens when you get old... I haven't been able to have a lie in for a few years now. At best an hour extra, but not a lot of sleep during that time... just laying there like a lug.

PeterH 07-12-2020 02:04 PM

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Originally Posted by beef (Post 15525540)
Trolley etiquette. People want me to hand the trolley over but I use a token and have to explain it every time before returning it

I think that is the system the group of 'trolley' operators used on here.

PeterH 07-12-2020 02:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15530018)
I guess it's what happens when you get old... I haven't been able to have a lie in for a few year now. At best an hour extra, but not a lot of sleep during that time... just laying there like a lug.

I get up early and go to bed late. I employ the late afternoon siesta routine. Even just 45 minutes.

Stellavista 07-12-2020 02:23 PM

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Originally Posted by weltklasse (Post 15527707)
those smug govt be prepared adverts for the end of transition....just piss right off.

They should have been honest.
'Be prepared to be f*cked, you will be f*cked, we are all f*cked, F**k off'.

firesign 07-12-2020 02:25 PM

Next years Nick Cave gigs all cancelled - I had tickets to see him in May, but it was rescheduled for April 2021 but now the whole tour has been binned :(

weltklasse 07-12-2020 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 15530553)
They should have been honest.
'Be prepared to be f*cked, you will be f*cked, we are all f*cked, F**k off'.

:D

BERT'S HEAD 07-12-2020 03:15 PM

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Originally Posted by firesign (Post 15530556)
Next years Nick Cave gigs all cancelled - I had tickets to see him in May, but it was rescheduled for April 2021 but now the whole tour has been binned :(

Seems a bit premature with the vaccine and all that unless there is something more to it.

Oldtown Eagle 07-12-2020 03:55 PM

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Originally Posted by firesign (Post 15530556)
Next years Nick Cave gigs all cancelled - I had tickets to see him in May, but it was rescheduled for April 2021 but now the whole tour has been binned :(

So did I. :wallbash:

CT_Palace 07-12-2020 04:02 PM

sunburn

Isle of Wight 07-12-2020 04:15 PM

Eldest son does the right thing and learns to ride his 125cc motorbike properly including an extra police safety course and takes his test. His reward for this diligence?


His insurance goes UP by £2 a month !

Mike Douglas 07-12-2020 04:21 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15530679)
Eldest son does the right thing and learns to ride his 125cc motorbike properly including an extra police safety course and takes his test. His reward for this diligence?


His insurance goes UP by £2 a month !

Annoying, but the reason is that he is likely to ride a lot more now than when he was a provisional driver.

Isle of Wight 07-12-2020 04:33 PM

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Originally Posted by Mike Douglas (Post 15530683)
Annoying, but the reason is that he is likely to ride a lot more now than when he was a provisional driver.

He has been using it for a commute for the last year or so. Did the police course and found when he declared it, he lost half the insurers. So he simply stopped declaring. But as he says he should have saved the training, saved the cost of the test and just did his CBT every two years. Its like they WANT to put people of bikes.

Maz 07-12-2020 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15530690)
He has been using it for a commute for the last year or so. Did the police course and found when he declared it, he lost half the insurers. So he simply stopped declaring.

If he's answering no to a specific question, when the real answer is yes, then that is a criminal offence.


If he's just not volunteering the information that's a different matter.

Selhurst Celtic 07-12-2020 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15530538)
I get up early and go to bed late. I employ the late afternoon siesta routine. Even just 45 minutes.

"PARKLIFE!"

ElwissAtMemphis 07-12-2020 06:34 PM

Who's that snowflake moaning?
You should have a touch more resilience mate
Get some perspective.

Isle of Wight 07-12-2020 06:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15530695)
If he's answering no to a specific question, when the real answer is yes, then that is a criminal offence.


If he's just not volunteering the information that's a different matter.

Even more studio then. That you do the things you are encouraged to do and then you are penalised. The question is posed as you may get extra discount. I also think the police have a little more to do than chase people who may or may not have correctly or incorrectly ticked a box that may or may not be voluntary.

Maz 07-12-2020 07:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15531051)
Even more studio then. That you do the things you are encouraged to do and then you are penalised. The question is posed as you may get extra discount. I also think the police have a little more to do than chase people who may or may not have correctly or incorrectly ticked a box that may or may not be voluntary.

It’s not the police that chase it, but rather the insurance companies. If there is a claim then obviously the application gets examined in more detail. If there are any untruths on it then this is prosecuted as a criminal offence. And you can probably understand why, even if you don’t think your own case is relevant. This is all explained in detail on the small print on the policy.

But whatever you think about that, you will agree that insurance companies will do anything to get out of paying on a claim, especially when the application is invalid.

PeterH 07-12-2020 07:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15531008)
"PARKLIFE!"

Pigeons etc.

Hedgehog 07-12-2020 07:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15530662)
sunburn

Rookie mistake...

Reps AJ 07-12-2020 07:38 PM

Getting half way through opening a can with can opener... before realising it had a ring pull top thing

PeterH 07-12-2020 09:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15531114)
Getting half way through opening a can with can opener... before realising it had a ring pull top thing

WTF..:moo:

Reps AJ 07-12-2020 10:29 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15531262)
WTF..:moo:

In my defence, it was a can of beans not a can of coke and the brand didn't used to have them.

Hedgehog 07-12-2020 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15531314)
In my defence, it was a can of beans not a can of coke and the brand didn't used to have them.

To be fair, I "almost" did the same thing recently. This whole ring-pull on a can of beans is rather a new idea I fear.

Slimbloke'H' 08-12-2020 03:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 15531114)
Getting half way through opening a can with can opener... before realising it had a ring pull top thing

:D

KYLIE MINEAGLE 08-12-2020 06:53 AM

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Originally Posted by firesign (Post 15530556)
Next years Nick Cave gigs all cancelled - I had tickets to see him in May, but it was rescheduled for April 2021 but now the whole tour has been binned :(

Pah. That's nothing the young Mineagles and I still have'nt got over the Palace downunder tour being cancelled.:sob::sob::sob:

JJ 08-12-2020 08:01 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15531611)
Pah. That's nothing the young Mineagles and I still have'nt got over the Palace downunder tour being cancelled.

Still waiting (or should I say hoping) for it to be rearranged - I didn't cancel our tickets, just in case.

Purepalace 08-12-2020 09:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Selhurst Celtic (Post 15531008)
"PARKLIFE!"

:D

Maidstoned Eagle 08-12-2020 09:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15530679)
Eldest son does the right thing and learns to ride his 125cc motorbike properly including an extra police safety course and takes his test. His reward for this diligence?


His insurance goes UP by £2 a month !

My daughter took her test for a 50cc, saved up for a scooter, found a decent 2nd hand one for 650€ , cheapest insurance....700€ for third party.

N Herts Eagle 08-12-2020 09:33 AM

Moving house which appears to be a hobby as far as my wife is concerned. We have moved a few times I am getting use to it. However its the solicitors (apoligies to one on here) do they actually work for there client. Finding one that calls you updates you in fact do anything is getting impossible. Two weeks to send details to our solicitor because he is over worked is the sellers one excuse. Estate Agents dont get me started on that. We had offer within days great. Except the offer on his fell through. Though I only find out after chasing Estate Agent to find out why the delay. Seems his flat had issues with lease. It fell through three times before Estate Agent admitted it. There has to be a better way.
In the meantime I now do a fortnightly check on the chain. So at least I know what might be happening. Oh forgot the delight if searches and how long they take despite computerisation. The joys of insurance where it seems we insure against solicitors messing up despite the fact we pay them. Chancellory Insurance for churches being repaired and charging home owners. I am of the opinion that is up there with PPI. I thought all churches had to declare they may make claim yet without doing search solicitor has it on bill.
Hey ho....hopefully we will move soon.....

CT_Palace 08-12-2020 12:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15531080)
Rookie mistake...

In my defense I was hiking up a mountain. Put sun block on before setting out. Hiked for 4-5 hours. My legs were well grilled. We’d done the same a couple of times in the last month without me getting burnt to a crisp.

tasty_snacks 08-12-2020 12:50 PM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 15531913)
Moving house which appears to be a hobby as far as my wife is concerned. We have moved a few times I am getting use to it. However its the solicitors (apoligies to one on here) do they actually work for there client. Finding one that calls you updates you in fact do anything is getting impossible. Two weeks to send details to our solicitor because he is over worked is the sellers one excuse. Estate Agents dont get me started on that. We had offer within days great. Except the offer on his fell through. Though I only find out after chasing Estate Agent to find out why the delay. Seems his flat had issues with lease. It fell through three times before Estate Agent admitted it. There has to be a better way.
In the meantime I now do a fortnightly check on the chain. So at least I know what might be happening. Oh forgot the delight if searches and how long they take despite computerisation. The joys of insurance where it seems we insure against solicitors messing up despite the fact we pay them. Chancellory Insurance for churches being repaired and charging home owners. I am of the opinion that is up there with PPI. I thought all churches had to declare they may make claim yet without doing search solicitor has it on bill.
Hey ho....hopefully we will move soon.....

Blimey. Take up fine art collection or racehorse breeding, it'll be cheaper.

I'm in the midst of moving. I'm sure there's a market for a service professional to project manage the transaction. I'm confident anyone who has been through a difficult sale/ purchase - which is pretty much everyone who has bought/ sold - would in hindsight happily pay to take the stress away from the situation and manage the moving parts.

In the spirit of the thread, my biggest annoyance right now is The Land Registry. There isn't a superlative that captures the scale of their incompetence.

Oh, and box labelling. Why would you scrawl 'KITCHEN' on a cardboard box, and not cross out the previously inked 'LIVING ROOM?' What the hell is wrong with people?

Hedgehog 08-12-2020 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15532413)
In my defense I was hiking up a mountain. Put sun block on before setting out. Hiked for 4-5 hours. My legs were well grilled. We’d done the same a couple of times in the last month without me getting burnt to a crisp.

It's always the overcast days that get me. Should know better by now.

pallet 10-12-2020 02:13 PM

Firstly having to go to Lakeside after work to do more Christmas shopping with the wife and my two daughters. Secondly despite massive posters and signs everywhere telling people they have to wear face coverings or they will be asked to leave the shopping centre, people still do not wear them and are not challenged. Our traveller friends think that Covid does not effect them at all as none of them were wearing face covering at all.

Isle of Wight 10-12-2020 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 15534693)
Our traveller friends think that Covid does not effect them at all as none of them were wearing face covering at all.

Let’s keep fingers crossed.

Selhurst Celtic 10-12-2020 02:39 PM

Oof.

Mr Mojo Risin 10-12-2020 02:44 PM

You Tube adverts trying to sell me an “Albion Christmas”. I think I’ll pass on that.

stevek 10-12-2020 02:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 15534723)
Let’s keep fingers crossed.

I'll just leave this for you to think about.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...uicides-report

PeterH 10-12-2020 04:01 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15534753)
I'll just leave this for you to think about.

https://www.theguardian.com/world/20...uicides-report

If they are worried about deaths, stigmas, and discrimination they could help themselves a little by wearing masks.

Unless that story is a falsehood to provoke anti-reaction

stevek 10-12-2020 04:04 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15534828)
If they are worried about deaths, stigmas, and discrimination they could help themselves a little by wearing masks.

Unless that story is a falsehood to provoke anti-reaction

One post from a BBSer and suddenly none of 'them' wear masks, and therefore 'they' are fair game? Could you imagine posting something similar about any other ethnic group? The study in the article is nothing to do with COVID or masks - it started before the pandemic.

Maidstoned Eagle 10-12-2020 04:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15534832)
One post from a BBSer and suddenly none of 'them' wear masks, and therefore 'they' are fair game? Could you imagine posting something similar about any other ethnic group? The study in the article is nothing to do with COVID or masks - it started before the pandemic.

Perhaps he was refering to this?


https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...8416ce7aa48058

"Harrods was “overrun” by 300 young people without face masks thought to be members of the travelling community.

Worried onlookers described chaotic scenes that triggered fears of a terrorist attack as those gathered outside the luxury store tried to force their way in.

Photos show the large crowd – which gathered around 11.30am – crammed into a pedestrian street outside Harrods."

Sharkba1t 10-12-2020 04:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15534735)
You Tube adverts trying to sell me an “Albion Christmas”. I think I’ll pass on that.

That's pretty pointless.:D

stevek 10-12-2020 04:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15534851)
Perhaps he was refering to this?


https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...8416ce7aa48058

"Harrods was “overrun” by 300 young people without face masks thought to be members of the travelling community.

Worried onlookers described chaotic scenes that triggered fears of a terrorist attack as those gathered outside the luxury store tried to force their way in.

Photos show the large crowd – which gathered around 11.30am – crammed into a pedestrian street outside Harrods."

Perhaps he was. It still doesn't change anything I've posted.

Maidstoned Eagle 10-12-2020 04:40 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15534859)
Perhaps he was. It still doesn't change anything I've posted.

I never said it did, I was just trying to put a bit of context towards it.

PIE "N" MASH 10-12-2020 05:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15534851)
Perhaps he was refering to this?


https://www.news.com.au/travel/trave...8416ce7aa48058

"Harrods was “overrun” by 300 young people without face masks thought to be members of the travelling community.

Worried onlookers described chaotic scenes that triggered fears of a terrorist attack as those gathered outside the luxury store tried to force their way in.

Photos show the large crowd – which gathered around 11.30am – crammed into a pedestrian street outside Harrods."

Pallet was referring to Lakeside and the inability of the travelers to wear a mask.They are the same around Basildon/Wickford,the stick they get is brought on themselves.Mob handed and flicking the bird to anyone who dares say anything.
Live by the sword,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,

PIE "N" MASH 10-12-2020 05:15 PM

Motorcyclists who simply can't filter in traffic and ignore etiquette to pull over and let other bikers through:jerkit:

PeterH 10-12-2020 07:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15534832)
One post from a BBSer and suddenly none of 'them' wear masks, and therefore 'they' are fair game? Could you imagine posting something similar about any other ethnic group? The study in the article is nothing to do with COVID or masks - it started before the pandemic.

Are they an ethnic group or just following a handed down lifestyle?

What about students on trains not wearing masks in groups..?

I wouldn't call their ethnicity much different to my chav family that have sponged off the state for 30 years. Their house doesn't have wheels except for those littered around the garden.

Maz 10-12-2020 07:09 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15534995)
Are they an ethnic group or just following a handed down lifestyle?
.

Irish and Romani travellers are legally recognised as an ethnic group.

PeterH 10-12-2020 07:11 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 15534859)
Perhaps he was. It still doesn't change anything I've posted.

IT changes a few things. Numbers and incidents...

If you could edit your posts by close of day...

PeterH 10-12-2020 07:20 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15534997)
Irish and Romani travellers are legally recognised as an ethnic group.

What makes an Irish traveller different from someone who is Irish? Perhaps someone those parents or grandparents were travellers, bit they themselves have lived a more 'regular' life.

Anti-discriminatory legal status doesn't define ethnicity for me. Otherwise I could be legal classed as a c unt.

Maz 10-12-2020 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15535011)
What makes an Irish traveller different from someone who is Irish? Perhaps someone those parents or grandparents were travellers, bit they themselves have lived a more 'regular' life.

Anti-discriminatory legal status doesn't define ethnicity for me. Otherwise I could be legal classed as a c unt.

I see. So your definition of an ethnic group is “what Peter thinks” rather than having any actual basis in ethnographic fact.

Pat of the Palace 10-12-2020 07:44 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15535011)
What makes an Irish traveller different from someone who is Irish? Perhaps someone those parents or grandparents were travellers, bit they themselves have lived a more 'regular' life.

Anti-discriminatory legal status doesn't define ethnicity for me. Otherwise I could be legal classed as a c unt.

As today is international human rights day, I'll leave this here for you to peruse. https://www.paveepoint.ie/
You're welcome.

Pub Idol 10-12-2020 08:03 PM

In my experience you would need to be pretty brave to abuse an Irish Traveller.

Maz 10-12-2020 08:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Idol (Post 15535054)
In my experience you would need to be pretty brave to abuse an Irish Traveller.

It's easier if you are in Chile I guess.

pallet 10-12-2020 08:43 PM

Just to be clear I was in Lakeside last night and 70 % of people were wearing face coverings. Every traveller i saw about 4 different groups, none were wearing face coverings. The others wete mainly mid twenties. The Hattods story just helps prove the point.

Hedgehog 10-12-2020 08:47 PM

Having to buy a pack of 3 Glue Sticks when the last single stick I bought lasted me about 15 years.

Maidstoned Eagle 11-12-2020 08:49 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15535099)
Having to buy a pack of 3 Glue Sticks when the last single stick I bought lasted me about 15 years.

Given your advancing years you will have misplaced them by next Tuesday and posting about it on here by Wednesday

Hedgehog 11-12-2020 05:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15535455)
Given your advancing years you will have misplaced them by next Tuesday and posting about it on here by Wednesday

There is that... hate when that happens.

Hedgehog 11-12-2020 05:30 PM

At 65 I'm certainly no dedicated follower of fashion, but it is annoying that when buying new jeans (regular fit for the "older" man) that a 34 inch inside leg seems too long, and a 32 inch inside leg seems too short. I guess the freak of nature I am needs a 33 inch inside leg, which obviously they don't do.

I could get a 34 shortened at a tailor I guess, but previous attempts at doing this never looked right.

Amazing what a difference 2 inches makes (said the actress to the vicar!).

Maidstoned Eagle 11-12-2020 05:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15535938)
At 65 I'm certainly no dedicated follower of fashion, but it is annoying that when buying new jeans (regular fit for the "older" man) that a 34 inch inside leg seems too long, and a 32 inch inside leg seems too short. I guess the freak of nature I am needs a 33 inch inside leg, which obviously they don't do.

I could get a 34 shortened at a tailor I guess, but previous attempts at doing this never looked right.

Amazing what a difference 2 inches makes (said the actress to the vicar!).

Do turn ups and glue them with one of your many glue sticks.

weltklasse 11-12-2020 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15534828)
If they are worried about deaths, stigmas, and discrimination they could help themselves a little by wearing masks.

Unless that story is a falsehood to provoke anti-reaction

oh dear

Stavros 69 11-12-2020 05:41 PM

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Originally Posted by Pub Idol (Post 15535054)
In my experience you would need to be pretty brave to abuse an Irish Traveller.

Some travellers tried to get into my friends house once when he was a kid, pretending to be a gas man. They tried to force the door open and it was just mum and him so he picked up the nearest thing (hockey stick) and decided to whack one round the head and get the door shut. Feeling relieved, he called the police and didnt think anything else about it.

He was burgled 7 times in 3 years, they tried to blow up is mums car via the petrol cap and even followed him to school.

Terrifying experience.

Paulinmorden 11-12-2020 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15535938)
At 65 I'm certainly no dedicated follower of fashion, but it is annoying that when buying new jeans (regular fit for the "older" man) that a 34 inch inside leg seems too long, and a 32 inch inside leg seems too short. I guess the freak of nature I am needs a 33 inch inside leg, which obviously they don't do.

I could get a 34 shortened at a tailor I guess, but previous attempts at doing this never looked right.

Amazing what a difference 2 inches makes (said the actress to the vicar!).

I'm convinced my inside leg measurements have always been odd numbers ie. 29, 31, 33 inches. Only place I can remember getting those sizes was Dickie Dirts? Used to be in the old cinema in Denmark Hill.

Hedgehog 11-12-2020 05:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15535943)
Do turn ups and glue them with one of your many glue sticks.

That's why we love you Pete... That made me LOL! :D

PeterH 11-12-2020 05:53 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15535014)
I see. So your definition of an ethnic group is “what Peter thinks” rather than having any actual basis in ethnographic fact.

I suspect I have a mix of all sorts in my DNA, as we all.

Considering we supposedly all migrated out of Africa and all have that in our DNA, I suggest you stick your ethnological facts up your black arse.

PeterH 11-12-2020 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15535090)
It's easier if you are in Chile I guess.

Again let's stick to facts rather th:rolleyes:e your general silliness:.

Where have I abused travellers other than suggesting they could help their own cause by wearing masks more often. Complying for once.

As you know nearly everything, I will help you get to 100%. There are traveller communities un Chile, too.

radiomike 11-12-2020 06:04 PM

Being descended from ‘Irish Travellers’ I do get annoyed about the generalities put about
There is much hostility from the outset as the term is immediately stigmatised.
Whenever I do mention the fact to those who Are castigating the travelling community ,many then say well they are not all bad. Exactly , as with many other groups.

Another Oxted Eagle 11-12-2020 06:22 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15535994)
I suggest you stick your ethnological facts up your black arse.


You owe me a mouthful of Coors Lite (I'm doing low carb, not my fault)

Maz 11-12-2020 07:16 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15535994)
I suspect I have a mix of all sorts in my DNA, as we all.

Considering we supposedly all migrated out of Africa and all have that in our DNA, I suggest you stick your ethnological facts up your black arse.

Sorry if you find facts uncomfortable. But abuse doesn’t make you any more right than you were before.

Oldtown Eagle 11-12-2020 07:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 15535938)
At 65 I'm certainly no dedicated follower of fashion, but it is annoying that when buying new jeans (regular fit for the "older" man) that a 34 inch inside leg seems too long, and a 32 inch inside leg seems too short. I guess the freak of nature I am needs a 33 inch inside leg, which obviously they don't do.

I could get a 34 shortened at a tailor I guess, but previous attempts at doing this never looked right.

Amazing what a difference 2 inches makes (said the actress to the vicar!).

As a bloke of a similar age, albeit slightly ahead, I reckon at our age it's time to ditch the jeans and go for very smart gentleman whether formal or casual. This savs us from being an old git trying too hard and slipping slowly into beige obscurity.


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