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RazorsEdge 25-02-2021 07:49 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15669614)
The bank dragging its feet, and then surprising me with a sting in the tail bit of extra thievery in paying off my mortgage as part of a property sale.

Basically, they have notified me of some additional charges that I must cover to proceed that just about knocks on the head the trip back to the UK that I had budgeted for.

A nice debate on the phone yesterday,and a trip to Santiago today to chat in person.

I particularly enjoyed the chap telling me that banks weren't in the business of giving money away.

I asked him if there was a school where they taught upcoming thieves in suits. I also said that I felt like I was a victim of an assault and was being treated by a copper who then proceeded to steal my phone.

Them just making sure they squeeze out their final pint of blood, I suppose.

I wonder whether it is just a Chilean thing or is universal. I did point out that banking staff seem to be living on a completely different plane of existence to the rest of people. I said that I knew that it was his job to defend his bank's policies to clients, but whereas while most regular people would see their charges and costs as excessive or abusive, they feel, supported by the law, that all is normal. I asked him, that considering we are in a pandemic and that I am officially drawing unemployment benefit, if he thought that surprising someone with a previously unnotified request for almost 2 grand to proceed, is something that most regular clients can easily take with a pinch of salt. I got a blank stare on that one.

The word I am looking for is - intransigent.

I even tried the old lawyers or superintendant of banks line, but he said it was my choice, but I would just accrue more charges over time and have lawyers fees on top.
I sometimes feel that people are laughing at me as they dip their hands into my pocket.

I will probably get about a grand of that back. I seemingly have to pay a guarantee of the next three mortgage dividends should the sale be overly delayed. Notwithstanding that the paers were signed in the notaria and the bank dragged their feet for a month.

The portion that pays off the bank is including in the cheque left at the notaria, so these three future dividends are some sort of double accounting.

Is this the same in the UK or USA?

Same, I was told we keep your money in a safe place....

beef 25-02-2021 09:00 PM

Busybodies chasing you up all day asking if you saw the email about the other email.

I love this quote from Donald Knuth:

“Email is a wonderful thing for people whose role in life is to be on top of things. But not for me; my role is to be on the bottom of things.”

GorBlimey 25-02-2021 10:12 PM

The Marc Jacobs perfume TV ad - "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy".


F*ck off!

Herr Colonpharter 25-02-2021 10:53 PM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 15669797)
The Marc Jacobs perfume TV ad - "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy".


F*ck off!

It IS utter bollocks mate but for some reason perfume companies are serial offenders.

Sick Bucket 25-02-2021 11:06 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15669382)
My boss, who has a teaching degree in the English language and is no more American than you or I agreed with me.

Anyway I'm sure someone will google it and prove one of us wrong.

All languages change and evolve, so what?

chateauferret 25-02-2021 11:38 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15669616)
Oh and I make Maidstoned right and Maz stuck in the past of his fuddy duddy Oxbridge training..

Originally agenda was the plural of agendum, meaning ‘a thing to be done’. However, it became applied to a list of things to be done, and in this, the most usual modern sense, it has become firmly singular, with the plural agendas.

https://www.lexico.com/explore/is-ag...ular-or-plural

It s a single source, but it is powered by Oxford.

I reckon you're right: the loan from Latin is a different class of word from the one it's used as in English (plural noun vs. singular noun); whilst we often use the foreign plural for imported nouns (e.g. Greek nouns in -ma making plurals in -ata), that's a nonsense when the word has been reclassified like this. An agenda consists of "agenda items", so an item on the agenda is not an "agendum" (although I have seen that usage); the reason is that a number of items would then be "agenda" the plural, but that word is already in use to denote the list of items; an agenda is not the same thing as a miscellaneous list of agenda items.

"Data" is another example. Plural noun (from a verbal past participle) in Latin, mass noun in English. A piece or item of data is not normally a "datum" these days, although it was quite recently. I use this word a lot :) There is a word "datum" but that means something else: a reference value or base from which measurements are made. For example, the Greenwich meridian is a "datum" because it is from there that all other longitudes are measured. The plural of this as "datums" (not "data") by the same logic.

Worksop Palace 25-02-2021 11:42 PM

Maidstone to mention google in 5,4,3,2......

beef 25-02-2021 11:46 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15669994)
All languages change and evolve, so what?

Yep. That’s something that annoys me: language quibblers. If you can understand it then it’s fine. The English language started to be standardised long after it was first spoken and written.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 25-02-2021 11:54 PM

Any toe related injury. Today's was a bottle of shampoo landing on my foot from its perch in the shower.

Any pain inflicted upon a toe or toes is magnified by at least, I would say, 2 million percent

Latvian 26-02-2021 12:13 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15669597)
CR and Latvian sitting in a tree.....

Starmer is really bloody annoying though!

chateauferret 26-02-2021 12:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15670221)
Any toe related injury. Today's was a bottle of shampoo landing on my foot from its perch in the shower.

Any pain inflicted upon a toe or toes is magnified by at least, I would say, 2 million percent

Gout can be pretty annoying and painful enough to stop you sleeping despite prescription-strength painkillers. I had heard that the toothache and earache were so painful because "the teeth / ears are close to the brain". Sounds like boll^H^H^H^H an old wives' tale to me. They do also say that gallstones and kidney stones caught in the pipes are the worst pain you can get - thankfully I've never found out the hard way.

PeterH 26-02-2021 12:59 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15670221)
Any toe related injury. Today's was a bottle of shampoo landing on my foot from its perch in the shower.

Any pain inflicted upon a toe or toes is magnified by at least, I would say, 2 million percent

That is true for knees and elbows, too.

And eye sockets, hamstrings. and whatever utter nonsense the likes of Wickham and The Soldier are suffering from. Nice job when you can get it. Imagine in our own fields being absent for illness or injury so long / the firm would have you out in three months, some would let you go in a week. Football clubs send them on holiday or to nightclubs.

CT_Palace 26-02-2021 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15670221)
Any toe related injury. Today's was a bottle of shampoo landing on my foot from its perch in the shower.

Any pain inflicted upon a toe or toes is magnified by at least, I would say, 2 million percent

This, with ******* huge clangers on.

Only the other day I looked down at my bare feet, the right one sufficiently close to a particularly bastard chair leg that has assaulted me on more than one occasion that I thought best pop yer shoes on matey. And there comfortingly close to my left foot were my toe saving flip flops (sturdy leather affairs). At this point the phone beeped as it received a message, absentmindedly I read the message. This seemingly minor taking of the eye off the ball was all that bastard toe assaulting chair leg needed to maneuver its way into position and ambush my unsuspecting pinkies on their way to the safety of the adjacent foot ware.
Howls of pain and swearing ensued.

PeterH 26-02-2021 03:42 AM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 15670295)
This, with ******* huge clangers on.

Only the other day I looked down at my bare feet, the right one sufficiently close to a particularly bastard chair leg that has assaulted me on more than one occasion that I thought best pop yer shoes on matey. And there comfortingly close to my left foot were my toe saving flip flops (sturdy leather affairs). At this point the phone beeped as it received a message, absentmindedly I read the message. This seemingly minor taking of the eye off the ball was all that bastard toe assaulting chair leg needed to maneuver its way into position and ambush my unsuspecting pinkies on their way to the safety of the adjacent foot ware.
Howls of pain and swearing ensued.

Replace with bean bags. You are getting into old hippie territory now.

Maidstoned Eagle 26-02-2021 05:22 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15670209)
Maidstone to mention google in 5,4,3,2......

Talking of agendas.

Maidstoned Eagle 26-02-2021 05:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15669994)
All languages change and evolve, so what?

That was my point, well done.

chatham_eagle 26-02-2021 06:57 AM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15670221)
Any toe related injury. Today's was a bottle of shampoo landing on my foot from its perch in the shower.

Any pain inflicted upon a toe or toes is magnified by at least, I would say, 2 million percent

A bottle of roku gin fell on my foot a week or two ago. Not from a particularly great height (about waist level), but Christ that smart. Nice bruising though.

pallet 26-02-2021 08:20 AM

My boiler packing in again, this time the error message means its dead. Can handle having no heating but no hot water is difficult. So have to fork out 2.5k to.replace it.

Worksop Palace 26-02-2021 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15670548)
Talking of agendas.

Were we ?

Oh, yours against Googleferet you mean?

Gotchya :p

Sharkba1t 26-02-2021 09:21 AM

A few years back I hurt my lower back, and then got sciatica. Never had pain before or after like that. It was so bad I almost felt like throwing up. Then the co-codamol kicked in and it eased up.

Custard Pie 26-02-2021 10:07 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 15669797)
The Marc Jacobs perfume TV ad - "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy".


F*ck off!

I can imagine that originally there was a script with the models failing repeatedly to utter their dialogue successfully. Finally, at the end of 12 hours of shooting, the exasperated director says to them "OK ladies, I tell you what - just repeat Daisy a few times and we can get this f..cker in the can".

Mr Mojo Risin 26-02-2021 10:10 AM

People who say “Here here” instead of “Hear hear”.

Maz 26-02-2021 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 15669797)
The Marc Jacobs perfume TV ad - "Daisy, Daisy, Daisy".


F*ck off!

It's not impossible that you are not the intended target audience.

Nostrils 26-02-2021 10:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15670650)
People who say “Here here” instead of “Hear hear”.

How can you tell, just by listening?

strawberry mivi 26-02-2021 10:14 AM

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Originally Posted by Custard Pie (Post 15670647)
I can imagine that originally there was a script with the models failing repeatedly to utter their dialogue successfully. Finally, at the end of 12 hours of shooting, the exasperated director says to them "OK ladies, I tell you what - just repeat Daisy a few times and we can get this f..cker in the can".

I like how they start saying it together and then trail off leaving one model on her own at the end, not quite sure when to stop.

Richard 26-02-2021 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Mr Mojo Risin (Post 15670650)
People who say “Here here” instead of “Hear hear”.

Do you mean "write", rather than "say" ?!

Maz 26-02-2021 10:25 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15670665)
Do you mean "write", rather than "say" ?!

Beaten to it ; getting slow old man :)


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Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 15670653)
How can you tell, just by listening?


Richard 26-02-2021 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15670209)
Maidstone to mention google in 5,4,3,2......

I obviously missed a spat here, but Maidstoned is relentless on this matter !

And it's not as if chateauferret is the lone BBSer who clearly looks stuff up on Google before posting. I can think of other culprits ...

Richard 26-02-2021 10:29 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15670668)
Beaten to it ; getting slow old man :)

Fair comment ! Guilty of the old "should read to the end of the thread before posting" ...

Mr Mojo Risin 26-02-2021 10:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15670665)
Do you mean "write", rather than "say" ?!

I do!

I’ll add another one- when I use the wrong verb when writing or saying something.

El Aguila 26-02-2021 10:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 15670613)
A few years back I hurt my lower back, and then got sciatica. Never had pain before or after like that. It was so bad I almost felt like throwing up. Then the co-codamol kicked in and it eased up.

Nothing is more painful than giving birth.

weltklasse 26-02-2021 10:44 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15670683)
Nothing is more painful than giving birth.

Apparently think of trying to shit a watermelon

Maidstoned Eagle 26-02-2021 12:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15670671)
I obviously missed a spat here, but Maidstoned is relentless on this matter !

And it's not as if chateauferret is the lone BBSer who clearly looks stuff up on Google before posting. I can think of other culprits ...

We say we got it from Google others pretend it came from their fevered brain.

Maz 26-02-2021 01:25 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15670683)
Nothing is more painful than giving birth.

Riding an elephant comes close.

OLD BASING EAGLE 26-02-2021 02:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15670878)
Riding an elephant comes close.

Being rid by an elephant beats it.

strawberry mivi 26-02-2021 02:29 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 15670683)
Nothing is more painful than giving birth.

Amen brother.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 26-02-2021 02:32 PM

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Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 15670965)
Amen brother.

Luckily, it's well documented that women were built with a far higher pain threshold than men. Hence, I think it's safe to say that, in real terms dropping a shampoo bottle on your toe in the shower is equally painful for a man

chateauferret 26-02-2021 02:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Vince Hilaire's Afro (Post 15670969)
Luckily, it's well documented that women were built with a far higher pain threshold than men. Hence, I think it's safe to say that, in real terms dropping a shampoo bottle on your toe in the shower is equally painful for a man

I think this is some cunning plan by the Almighty to increase swear-box revenue.

Archiebald Leitch 26-02-2021 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15670652)
It's not impossible that you are not the intended target audience.

People who use double negatives in a sentence.

CP-RJW 26-02-2021 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15670878)
Riding an elephant comes close.

For both the human, and the elephant.

A tradition that needs to die.

Maz 26-02-2021 03:05 PM

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Originally Posted by Archiebald Leitch (Post 15671012)
People who use double negatives in a sentence.

I wouldn't know where else to use them.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 26-02-2021 03:06 PM

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Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 15671018)
For both the human, and the elephant.

A tradition that needs to die.

Numerous pieces of legislation in India and South East Asia have been introduced to prevent this practice, but the final drafts have been seriously truncated

Maz 26-02-2021 03:09 PM

Tsk, tsk.

Richard 26-02-2021 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15670652)
It's not impossible that you are not the intended target audience.

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Originally Posted by Archiebald Leitch (Post 15671012)
People who use double negatives in a sentence.

I was wondering whether - given that "impossible" is the negative of "possible" - this was actually a triple negative.

Either way, it's a very strangled way of making a point.

Slimbloke'H' 26-02-2021 03:53 PM

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Originally Posted by OLD BASING EAGLE (Post 15670927)
Being rid by an elephant beats it.

:D

Worksop Palace 26-02-2021 04:00 PM

Reminds me of an old joke.

And old lady is feeling unwell and has taken to her bed and calls the Doc out. Dr goes up to see her and diagnoses flu.

Dr - ‘Well Mrs Brown, you will need to rest and that means remaining in bed for at least a week. Have you ever been bedridden before?’

Mrs Brown - ‘Oh no. But I’ve been table ended a time or two’

Maz 26-02-2021 04:00 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15671069)
I was wondering whether - given that "impossible" is the negative of "possible" - this was actually a triple negative.

Either way, it's a very strangled way of making a point.



A lawyer arguing in favour of plain English? In what strange times we live…

little al 26-02-2021 04:52 PM

Grr, having to go back to the shop to buy a replacement birthday card, because I automatically signed it from both of us. :(

Slimbloke'H' 26-02-2021 04:56 PM

:(

Maz 26-02-2021 04:59 PM

:( Horrible, Al.

Blind_Eagle 26-02-2021 11:49 PM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15669498)
Or keep the cat outside where it belongs.

In a sack, with a brick, in the canal? :D

Blind_Eagle 27-02-2021 12:03 AM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15670652)
It's not impossible that you are not the intended target audience.

I’m pretty sure Chanel used jaz music in their ads to put off a customer sector they didn’t want as it cheapend their product.:D

Blind_Eagle 27-02-2021 12:06 AM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 15671069)
I was wondering whether - given that "impossible" is the negative of "possible" - this was actually a triple negative.

Either way, it's a very strangled way of making a point.

I thought it was intentional and quite funny.

Blind_Eagle 27-02-2021 12:07 AM

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Originally Posted by little al (Post 15671137)
Grr, having to go back to the shop to buy a replacement birthday card, because I automatically signed it from both of us. :(

:D

Maidstoned Eagle 27-02-2021 08:11 AM

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Originally Posted by Blind_Eagle (Post 15671580)
In a sack, with a brick, in the canal? :D

Like.your doggies, my cats are working animals.and.earn their keep by keeping the rodent.population down. Why would you drown a fine animal.like that?

Vince Hilaire's Afro 27-02-2021 12:58 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15671027)
Tsk, tsk.

Ivory sorry

JJ 28-02-2021 08:41 AM

The Thugby League season is about to start down here, so the sports news will now be dominated by grunting f*ckwits talking about 'footy'. Just **** off my telly, meatheads.

Lombardarian 28-02-2021 08:46 PM

Buying a pair of jeans in my ‘normal’ size and them not fitting. Blaming it on the lockdown inactivity/beers only to realise that, according to recent feedback on the internet, loads of people have reported that the company have seemingly changed their sizing policy(unless we are all fat lock down piggies!)

Vendy 28-02-2021 08:53 PM

ME using random false stops in.his. posts.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 01-03-2021 05:29 AM

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Originally Posted by JJ (Post 15674054)
The Thugby League season is about to start down here, so the sports news will now be dominated by grunting f*ckwits talking about 'footy'. Just **** off my telly, meatheads.

You obviously don't read the Telegraph, it never stops with them. You would think they had a financial stake in it

JJ 01-03-2021 06:43 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 15676910)
You obviously don't read the Telegraph, it never stops with them. You would think they had a financial stake in it

Correct, I don't, although I have / you're right.

I don't actually buy any newspaper these days.

Maidstoned Eagle 01-03-2021 08:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 15676590)
ME using random false stops in.his. posts.

My kindle putting random full stops in my posts.

Olympian2 01-03-2021 01:19 PM

My son's Science teacher (who I can hear via the remote lesson) talking about 'pardicles' rather than 'particles'

I'm tempted to join the 'chat' & put him right.

Maz 01-03-2021 01:21 PM

Australian, yes?

Olympian2 01-03-2021 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 15677501)
Australian, yes?

No, he's friggin' English! :rolleyes:

Just watched too much US TV, I imagine and/or he's a lazy bastard.

PeterH 01-03-2021 08:14 PM

A couple of football related irks.

What planet is Solskjaer on suggesting that outside influences denied them a penalty. He either has short term memory loss or is a wanker.

That penalty is not given when it is a game between the big sides...if a big side is playing another team the decision is different.

This season has seen a host of managers bigging up their teams or a player following one or a couple of good results - Lets call it doing a Moyesy. I see the Arsenal twat is the latest to get afflicted.

RazorsEdge 01-03-2021 10:13 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15678042)
A couple of football related irks.

What planet is Solskjaer on suggesting that outside influences denied them a penalty. He either has short term memory loss or is a wanker.

That penalty is not given when it is a game between the big sides...if a big side is playing another team the decision is different.

This season has seen a host of managers bigging up their teams or a player following one or a couple of good results - Lets call it doing a Moyesy. I see the Arsenal twat is the latest to get afflicted.

He is a wanker

Maidstoned Eagle 01-03-2021 10:18 PM

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Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 15678187)
He is a wanker

Is the correct answer

macstar 02-03-2021 09:52 PM

Those Just Eat and Money Supermaaaarrket ads with the stupid voiceover man who can't seem to be able to talk properly or pronounce some basic words. Reckon its the same chap in both.

firesign 02-03-2021 09:57 PM

People (my wife!!!) who don't / can't stack the dishwasher properly! FFS! It's not difficult!!! :wallbash:

Worksop Palace 02-03-2021 10:02 PM

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Originally Posted by firesign (Post 15679538)
People (my wife!!!) who don't / can't stack the dishwasher properly! FFS! It's not difficult!!! :wallbash:

I still use my dads saying from when we were kids :

‘Stack from the back Jack’

And my lot ignore me just like we did my old man.

BERT'S HEAD 02-03-2021 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by firesign (Post 15679538)
People (my wife!!!) who don't / can't stack the dishwasher properly! FFS! It's not difficult!!! :wallbash:

I refuse to use it. Hot water, scourer and Fairy Liquid for me.

Bizarro 02-03-2021 10:07 PM

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Originally Posted by firesign (Post 15679538)
People (my wife!!!) who don't / can't stack the dishwasher properly! FFS! It's not difficult!!! :wallbash:

I feel your pain, I'm sure my wife just throws it all in

PeterH 02-03-2021 10:14 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 15679561)
I refuse to use it. Hot water, scourer and Fairy Liquid for me.

Never had one.

The kiddies home had one in 1979. I seemed to be able to load that up with no problems when I chipped in with the duties.

The fairly liquid here, somehow named Virginia the same as my wife, is my go to as well. I more often than not do the washing up. It was my first job in a hotel at 18, that and peeling spuds etc.. Very little use of the scourer though, we have the kind of pans that a scourer destroys. The wok gets wiped with a towling and water, and we are going the iron skillet route - sometimes they take a scour.

BERT'S HEAD 02-03-2021 10:33 PM

Yep, woks do not like being scoured. Took me two or three to realise it though.

Prince Phillip 02-03-2021 10:37 PM

Joanna Lumley. Drivel with a plummy voice is still drivel.

BERT'S HEAD 02-03-2021 10:37 PM

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Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15679557)
I still use my dads saying from when we were kids :

‘Stack from the back Jack’

And my lot ignore me just like we did my old man.

You had a dishwasher in the (presumably) 80s ? - posh lad.

PeterH 02-03-2021 10:41 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 15679595)
Yep, woks do not like being scoured. Took me two or three to realise it though.

Might not be the best as far ashygiene is concerned, but don't most Indian chefs let theirs more or less marinate...?

Worksop Palace 02-03-2021 10:42 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 15679634)
You had a dishwasher in the (presumably) 80s ? - posh lad.

Didn’t need to be posh to have a dishwasher. Just a grandad that could get anything for not a lot :p

BERT'S HEAD 02-03-2021 10:44 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15679644)
Might not be the best as far ashygiene is concerned, but don't most Indian chefs let theirs more or less marinate...?

The fierce heat kills off bacteria but my blackened wok would win no beauty prize.

PeterH 02-03-2021 11:00 PM

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Originally Posted by BERT'S HEAD (Post 15679634)
You had a dishwasher in the (presumably) 80s ? - posh lad.

In the kid's home the people who ran it had everything. Dishwasher, both kinds of video player, a CB radio.

There wer only about a dozen of us kids, including their own two. We went to Butlin's twice, and they took the other kids to Spain (I was with my dad in Scotland at that time).

I did my sixth form at Hastings College 16-18. They gave me a generous fun allowance. I typically stayed at friends houses, and popped back to babysit the others sometimes.

They had a Daimler Sovereign, a juiced up Beetle with a porsche engine (or half of one, and a kit car. Their oldest, and a best mate of mine to the day,
was allowed to drive them, so we cruised along the seafronts at that age.

All financed from Lewisham's and Southwark's very generous social services budget. I was a bit of a tealeaf in my younger years. There was a seachange
around 17. They used to leave the office unlocked, and on one occasion their was bundles of notes all over the place - Lewisham had just been down lol. Tempted, but I found the adopted mother and suggested they shoud lock it away. If I had taken a 100 notes, they wouldn't have noticed.

And not a Jimmy Saville in sight...although some of us kids were a bit naughty given the chance.

Me and the one 15 year old girl left behind from the Spanish trip were tasked to video the Royal Wedding. She was left behind because her baby was due. The father was a returning kid from Poly who was 18. That was kept hush hush. Lost contact with them, but they were still together as a couple at least 15 years after the scandal. Her brother was such a scalliwag that he had to do a few months re-educating in Borstal.

The owners weren't the most responsible of people. There was a bit of a teenagers row at school with another kid's home, and he march us all up there for a confrontation.

The best of all were the couple of black kids. Just about the only black kids in Bexhill at the time. They got some stares. Especially as we started poppong into pubs from 15/16. One of them was as hard as nails. My adoptive father liked to keep the unruly boys on track with an offer of a fight. He offered this chap the same. The kid took his shoes off and waited outside in the patio. Daddy had second thoughts on that one.

Good 4 years of my life overall.

There is a chunk of it for the BBS perusal.

Stavros 69 02-03-2021 11:05 PM

People who can’t hold a knife and fork correctly.

Also people who cut their food, then transfer the fork into another hand before picking up their food.

Dobbo 02-03-2021 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by macstar (Post 15679513)
Those Just Eat and Money Supermaaaarrket ads with the stupid voiceover man who can't seem to be able to talk properly or pronounce some basic words. Reckon its the same chap in both.

You're dissing the legend that is Matt Berry.
Brilliant comedy actor. You should watch Toast of London, which used to be on C4.
Agree with you about the frigging ads though.

BERT'S HEAD 02-03-2021 11:12 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 15679672)
In the kid's home the people who ran it had everything. Dishwasher, both kinds of video player, a CB radio.

There wer only about a dozen of us kids, including their own two. We went to Butlin's twice, and they took the other kids to Spain (I was with my dad in Scotland at that time).

I did my sixth form at Hastings College 16-18. They gave me a generous fun allowance. I typically stayed at friends houses, and popped back to babysit the others sometimes.

They had a Daimler Sovereign, a juiced up Beetle with a porsche engine (or half of one, and a kit car. Their oldest, and a best mate of mine to the day,
was allowed to drive them, so we cruised along the seafronts at that age.

All financed from Lewisham's and Southwark's very generous social services budget. I was a bit of a tealeaf in my younger years. There was a seachange
around 17. They used to leave the office unlocked, and on one occasion their was bundles of notes all over the place - Lewisham had just been down lol. Tempted, but I found the adopted mother and suggested they shoud lock it away. If I had taken a 100 notes, they wouldn't have noticed.

And not a Jimmy Saville in sight...although some of us kids were a bit naughty given the chance.

Me and the one 15 year old girl left behind from the Spanish trip were tasked to video the Royal Wedding. She was left behind because her baby was due. The father was a returning kid from Poly who was 18. That was kept hush hush. Lost contact with them, but they were still together as a couple at least 15 years after the scandal. Her brother was such a scalliwag that he had to do a few months re-educating in Borstal.

The owners weren't the most responsible of people. There was a bit of a teenagers row at school with another kid's home, and he march us all up there for a confrontation.

The best of all were the couple of black kids. Just about the only black kids in Bexhill at the time. They got some stares. Especially as we started poppong into pubs from 15/16. One of them was as hard as nails. My adoptive father liked to keep the unruly boys on track with an offer of a fight. He offered this chap the same. The kid took his shoes off and waited outside in the patio. Daddy had second thoughts on that one.

Good 4 years of my life overall.

There is a chunk of it for the BBS perusal.

Thanks for sharing that, you should write a book.

PeterH 02-03-2021 11:26 PM

I should.....

I could call it the Great ChinesE Powdered Milk Scandal...

although my stories are true .... I can be prone to exaggereate, but all the above happened as written.

I am sure there are a fair few on here that have done crazy things, and I wouldn't score highly on those internet 'danger' charts - with hard drugs, prison, deviancy on them.

But it has been interesting.

Had a machete held to my throat in Buenos Aires once. Did a tandam sky dive over key west just to trya nd impress a German girl. Tattooed at Venice beach. Non resulting prossie in Hamburg. Fiddled with by some nonce at the London Museum. Crying to a bar made after my nates had disappeared during a weed and beer addled night in Amserdam. Add Palace into that, and varios misadventures following getting pissed up in the City.

Modern day Ernest Hemmingway without the horrendous treatment of women and animals.

Sick Bucket 02-03-2021 11:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15679678)
Also people who cut their food, then transfer the fork into another hand before picking up their food.

I used to do that as a kid, it's a left handed thing, you disgusting Antilefthandist.

Worksop Palace 02-03-2021 11:29 PM

I’d buy the book.

Fatboy 02-03-2021 11:31 PM

SC would colour it in....

Fatboy 02-03-2021 11:32 PM

Packs of Ham.
You have to get out 1/4 of the pack to get a slice the way it is wrapped up in itself.

little al 02-03-2021 11:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 15679678)
People who can’t hold a knife and fork correctly.

Also people who cut their food, then transfer the fork into another hand before picking up their food.

You could have just said "Americans".

BERT'S HEAD 02-03-2021 11:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Worksop Palace (Post 15679717)
I’d buy the book.

I'll write the foreword: "A riveting read from first page to last. But don't read in bed - will give you frightmares! " - Bert's Head.

Joe85 02-03-2021 11:37 PM

Strained a back muscle doing pull ups. Now can’t move. [emoji31]

BERT'S HEAD 02-03-2021 11:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Joe85 (Post 15679725)
Strained a back muscle doing pull ups. Now can’t move. [emoji31]

My sympathies - feels worse when it's self inflicted however well meant.

Stavros 69 03-03-2021 12:02 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by little al (Post 15679723)
You could have just said "Americans".

I was desperately trying not to.

Stavros 69 03-03-2021 12:04 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15679715)
I used to do that as a kid, it's a left handed thing, you disgusting Antilefthandist.

I clearly misjudged you.

Vince Hilaire's Afro 03-03-2021 12:09 AM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 15679715)
I used to do that as a kid, it's a left handed thing, you disgusting Antilefthandist.

I'm left handed, but have always managed to eat 'normally' without resorting to such methods. What's more, come dessert time, I don't have to switch to my right hand to eat with a spoon, like most right handed people do.

By my reckoning, this makes me the best.

To add to stavros's righteous outburst, I would like to make a special mention for the particularly American trend of foregoing a knife altogether, and for instance pushing peas onto a fork with their finger, while the knife lays untroubled on the table.

Hedgehog 03-03-2021 12:59 AM

Weather forecast saying there was only going to be light winds where I was going, only for there to be a gale blowing when I got there. It not like the forecast was days ago, but when I got up this morning. I blame Michael Fish!

Maidstoned Eagle 03-03-2021 08:35 AM

People who come to look at the house you're selling and ask that, if it's a private sale could we give them 5% off as that's what we would pay an estate agent in commission. Get to **** mate.

Worksop Palace 03-03-2021 08:54 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 15680116)
People who ome to look at the house you're selling and ask that, if it's a private sale could we give them 5% off as that's what we would pay an estate agent in commission. Get to **** mate.

5% :eek:

Is the going rate over there? Mind you I wouldn’t know what it was over here as haven’t moved for 7 years or so but 5% sounds toppy

Sharkba1t 03-03-2021 08:56 AM

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Originally Posted by firesign (Post 15679538)
People (my wife!!!) who don't / can't stack the dishwasher properly! FFS! It's not difficult!!! :wallbash:

With you there..


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