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NRM the 2nd 05-02-2023 02:09 PM

These new attached coke Bottle lids and the silly bit of plastic that doesn't want to let go.

I mean how will sports venues cope with this

Nth Kent Eagle 05-02-2023 06:31 PM

Pain in the arse individuals who get a bee in their bonnet about something and can’t let it go like the individual who made 23.4k complaints about noise from Dublin airport last year. https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/d...aints-in-2022/

DDave39 05-02-2023 06:40 PM

being new on here again as forgot my logon name

DDave39 05-02-2023 06:41 PM

and having to have my post approved by a moderator!

RazorsEdge 05-02-2023 06:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nth Kent Eagle (Post 16814637)
Pain in the arse individuals who get a bee in their bonnet about something and canít let it go like the individual who made 23.4k complaints about noise from Dublin airport last year. https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/d...aints-in-2022/

Worked for Andy Dufresne in the Shawshank Redemption.

But then god loves a trier

Maidstoned Eagle 06-02-2023 02:33 PM

My daughter.
In the process of trying to do her driving lessons and cant start until shes passed her theory, which she has failed twice with 5 questions wrong (tolerance is 3). Yesterday I sat with her to go through some examples of the test and see if I could help her, after several poor attempts, mainly accompanied with her usual "its their fault its wrong and not mine!" outbursts we got to a question about speed limits. "Well there's no signs in the picture, how am I supposed to know the answer to that!?"

I suggested that the speed limits are listed in the book she has to study, the Spanish version of the Highway Code..... "What? I can be bothered reading all of that, its far too long!"

Turns out that the book she was supposed to have been "studying" for the last month hasnt even been looked at. She thinks that its a waste of time and "no one else reads it!"

This descended into defensive attacks from her and much stomping and flouncing.

gadford4th 06-02-2023 02:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815296)
My daughter.
In the process of trying to do her driving lessons and cant start until shes passed her theory, which she has failed twice with 5 questions wrong (tolerance is 3). Yesterday I sat with her to go through some examples of the test and see if I could help her, after several poor attempts, mainly accompanied with her usual "its their fault its wrong and not mine!" outbursts we got to a question about speed limits. "Well there's no signs in the picture, how am I supposed to know the answer to that!?"

I suggested that the speed limits are listed in the book she has to study, the Spanish version of the Highway Code..... "What? I can be bothered reading all of that, its far too long!"

Turns out that the book she was supposed to have been "studying" for the last month hasnt even been looked at. She thinks that its a waste of time and "no one else reads it!"

This descended into defensive attacks from her and much stomping and flouncing.

Is there an interactive app she can download instead?

gadford4th 06-02-2023 02:37 PM

Had this at Palace. Bloke who served me didnt have the strength to rip it off

Maidstoned Eagle 06-02-2023 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gadford4th (Post 16815299)
Is there an interactive app she can download instead?

If there is,she hasnt been told about it. To be honest Ive washed my hands of the whole thing.

Isle of Wight 06-02-2023 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815296)
My daughter.
In the process of trying to do her driving lessons and cant start until shes passed her theory, which she has failed twice with 5 questions wrong (tolerance is 3). Yesterday I sat with her to go through some examples of the test and see if I could help her, after several poor attempts, mainly accompanied with her usual "its their fault its wrong and not mine!" outbursts we got to a question about speed limits. "Well there's no signs in the picture, how am I supposed to know the answer to that!?"

I suggested that the speed limits are listed in the book she has to study, the Spanish version of the Highway Code..... "What? I can be bothered reading all of that, its far too long!"

Turns out that the book she was supposed to have been "studying" for the last month hasnt even been looked at. She thinks that its a waste of time and "no one else reads it!"

This descended into defensive attacks from her and much stomping and flouncing.

You have my sympathy. Teenage rains donít get fully wired until about 20

Reps AJ 06-02-2023 02:52 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815296)
My daughter.
In the process of trying to do her driving lessons and cant start until shes passed her theory, which she has failed twice with 5 questions wrong (tolerance is 3). Yesterday I sat with her to go through some examples of the test and see if I could help her, after several poor attempts, mainly accompanied with her usual "its their fault its wrong and not mine!" outbursts we got to a question about speed limits. "Well there's no signs in the picture, how am I supposed to know the answer to that!?"

I suggested that the speed limits are listed in the book she has to study, the Spanish version of the Highway Code..... "What? I can be bothered reading all of that, its far too long!"

Turns out that the book she was supposed to have been "studying" for the last month hasnt even been looked at. She thinks that its a waste of time and "no one else reads it!"

This descended into defensive attacks from her and much stomping and flouncing.

"Nobody else does"

FFS, if I have to hear that one more time!

You have my sympathies

Adlerhorst 06-02-2023 08:33 PM

Some moron flying a drone around Dublin airport closing the airport for departures and landings.

Mr Mojo Risin 06-02-2023 08:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by WLYWLYAWYPWF (Post 16811385)
That McDonald's advert. I can't find the remote quickly enough.

Other than it being incredibly irritating, can you imagine the queue if an entire office block went to McDonalds at the same time? I'd give up and get a sandwich.

pallet 06-02-2023 08:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815296)
My daughter.
In the process of trying to do her driving lessons and cant start until shes passed her theory, which she has failed twice with 5 questions wrong (tolerance is 3). Yesterday I sat with her to go through some examples of the test and see if I could help her, after several poor attempts, mainly accompanied with her usual "its their fault its wrong and not mine!" outbursts we got to a question about speed limits. "Well there's no signs in the picture, how am I supposed to know the answer to that!?"

I suggested that the speed limits are listed in the book she has to study, the Spanish version of the Highway Code..... "What? I can be bothered reading all of that, its far too long!"

Turns out that the book she was supposed to have been "studying" for the last month hasnt even been looked at. She thinks that its a waste of time and "no one else reads it!"

This descended into defensive attacks from her and much stomping and flouncing.

This also goes along with the mtyh that girls are clean and tidy

El Aguila 06-02-2023 08:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gadford4th (Post 16815299)
Is there an interactive app she can download instead?

There is, yeah.

Hedgehog 06-02-2023 09:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815296)
My daughter.
In the process of trying to do her driving lessons and cant start until shes passed her theory, which she has failed twice with 5 questions wrong (tolerance is 3). Yesterday I sat with her to go through some examples of the test and see if I could help her, after several poor attempts, mainly accompanied with her usual "its their fault its wrong and not mine!" outbursts we got to a question about speed limits. "Well there's no signs in the picture, how am I supposed to know the answer to that!?"

I suggested that the speed limits are listed in the book she has to study, the Spanish version of the Highway Code..... "What? I can be bothered reading all of that, its far too long!"

Turns out that the book she was supposed to have been "studying" for the last month hasnt even been looked at. She thinks that its a waste of time and "no one else reads it!"

This descended into defensive attacks from her and much stomping and flouncing.

After reading some of your posts about the standard of driving in Spain, she might have a point!

CT_Palace 06-02-2023 09:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nth Kent Eagle (Post 16814637)
Pain in the arse individuals who get a bee in their bonnet about something and canít let it go like the individual who made 23.4k complaints about noise from Dublin airport last year. https://www.irishtimes.com/ireland/d...aints-in-2022/

I think I have found Adlers' drone flyer.

N Herts Eagle 06-02-2023 10:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16815701)
After reading some of your posts about the standard of driving in Spain, she might have a point!

Worse in Europe is Naples which appears to have no rules. Been a few times on cruises warned one couple who were intent in walking jnto centre after an hour they were back on board having failed to cross the first main road out of port even though on zebra crossing.
Walked up a hill to a restaurant every car had a dent. As for traffic lights i assume that all in Naples are colour blind.
Italy is a nightmare travelled to Rome for work taxi ride from airport was always a nughtmare. Only in Rome have i travelled the wrong way up a motorway with a lorry coming at taxi.....it was ok though we did a nice UTurn and went off they way we joined. No bloody wonder i have heart condition

Maidstoned Eagle 06-02-2023 11:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16815695)
There is, yeah.

This evening I found out that;

1, there is an app, she knows about it but can't be bothered to use it.

2, the driving school have special classes that are set up purely to study and coach people through the theory test, but she refused to do them.

3, my wife has insisted I spend two hours on Saturday and Sunday going through the questionnaire with her, but only if I don't shout.

Kill me now.

Maidstoned Eagle 06-02-2023 11:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16815701)
After reading some of your posts about the standard of driving in Spain, she might have a point!

She doesn't, not until she passed her test.

big bad John 06-02-2023 11:25 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815765)



3, my wife has insisted I spend two hours on Saturday and Sunday going through the questionnaire with her, but only if I don't shout.

Or point to your Palace badge and tell her she's not fit to drive your car.

PeterH 07-02-2023 12:14 AM

Does it affect me? No

Does it annoy me? Hell, yeah.

This is beyond ridiculous.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/64429137

BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year nominees revealed...

CP-RJW 07-02-2023 12:16 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16815780)
Does it affect me? No

Does it annoy me? Hell, yeah.

This is beyond ridiculous.

https://www.bbc.com/sport/64429137

BBC Indian Sportswoman of the Year nominees revealed...

Why?

PeterH 07-02-2023 12:22 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815765)
This evening I found out that;

1, there is an app, she knows about it but can't be bothered to use it.

2, the driving school have special classes that are set up purely to study and coach people through the theory test, but she refused to do them.

3, my wife has insisted I spend two hours on Saturday and Sunday going through the questionnaire with her, but only if I don't shout.

Kill me now.

In a sadistic way I enjoyed reading that.

I can't marry 3. with your previous comment of washing your hands of the situation.

Well, I can. I also have a latin wife, useless 'adult' kids, and an inability to rid my hands of the family dirty that keeps attaching itself.

PeterH 07-02-2023 12:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by CP-RJW (Post 16815782)
Why?

I suppose it is all about getting viewers in Africa and India for BBC world.

But the simple reason is that I couldn't give a flying fucj about feckin Indian sportswomen on my main sports feed. In much the same way as I couldn't gibve a toss about English or European Womens' football or the annual African player of the year tripe they show (especially as Zaha has never ever received a nomination on that).

Anyone defending this latest nonsense is a virtue-signalling woke troll.

It's bollox, has nothing to do with British sport, and is just ticking stupid boxes.

Hedgehog 07-02-2023 03:45 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815767)
She doesn't, not until she passed her test.

I had a feeling you might say that.

Sort of reminds me of when I passed my test. I had been taking lessons with a driving school and the instructor said to me when I got back and told him I passed that he would drive back to the driving school and show me how to "drive".

He drove like a lunatic back to base, which was sort of funny as the guy was such a stiff shirt (apart from always taking swigs from a flask during my lessons - for medicinal reasons you understand).

ozzieEagle 07-02-2023 04:11 AM

I taught the younger 3 of mine to drive, all manual as well which is highly unusual in Aus, especially in their generation. One thing that got me, is the fact that they didn't seem to automatically know the road rules. I mean what the hell are they looking at when being driven along? I got the shock of my life with my youngest and only boy, when approaching a roundabout here in his early stages. Straight through it, he drove right in front of someone.. I had mentioned giving way to the right earlier. I just don't get how they don't know the basics, let alone have to reinforce them via book. (Highway code) It's got to be the bloody phones they permanently have in their mitts.

PeterH 07-02-2023 04:23 AM

I reckon I would ace the theory - with appropriate study - I also reckon at 58 that I now have a phobia.

I am not alone. BBS luminaries wcb and El Aguila have also never driven.

ozzieEagle 07-02-2023 05:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16815820)
I reckon I would ace the theory - with appropriate study - I also reckon at 58 that I now have a phobia.

I am not alone. BBS luminaries wcb and El Aguila have also never driven.

I reckon you/they are lucky. Biggest slavery in modern day life, is being a driver in commuter traffic morning and evening in the middle of the daily jam. No amount of a great vehicle takes away from the tedium, life wasting drudgery of 'Having' to live that way. Getting driven by someone in that situation, where you can read, sleep or do other pursuits is beating the system. Well done mate.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 07-02-2023 06:17 AM

Try getting from Northern Sydney to my gaff in the rush hour effing insane . Hour and a quarter from Newcastle ,two hours across Sydney. The youngest Mineagle now lives in London and loves not needing a car.

ozzieEagle 07-02-2023 06:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16815831)
Try getting from Northern Sydney to my gaff in the rush hour effing insane . Hour and a quarter from Newcastle ,two hours across Sydney. The youngest Mineagle now lives in London and loves not needing a car.

It's like being a prisoner I reckon.


Glad I've left that stuff totally behind.

Direwolf 07-02-2023 07:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16815695)
There is, yeah.

Surely there must be a social media influencer/reality star/love island contestant that can be consulted about such things?

Reps AJ 07-02-2023 08:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16815786)
I suppose it is all about getting viewers in Africa and India for BBC world.

But the simple reason is that I couldn't give a flying fucj about feckin Indian sportswomen on my main sports feed. In much the same way as I couldn't gibve a toss about English or European Womens' football or the annual African player of the year tripe they show (especially as Zaha has never ever received a nomination on that).

Anyone defending this latest nonsense is a virtue-signalling woke troll.

It's bollox, has nothing to do with British sport, and is just ticking stupid boxes.

I can't see anything about it by browsing the BBC sport pages, are you perhaps seeing a BBC world service version?

Maidstoned Eagle 07-02-2023 08:37 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16815771)
Or point to your Palace badge and tell her she's not fit to drive your car.

This is the other bug bear, she's going to get free use of the wife's car (a battered old Ford Fusion)....however there has already been comments of using mine, which have been nipped in the bud.

Nostrils 07-02-2023 08:44 AM

Put one of those 'comedy' stickers on the car. Smell my finger, or something like that.

Isle of Wight 07-02-2023 10:06 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nostrils (Post 16815861)
Put one of those 'comedy' stickers on the car. Smell my finger, or something like that.

Excellent idea :lux:

pallet 07-02-2023 11:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16815815)
I taught the younger 3 of mine to drive, all manual as well which is highly unusual in Aus, especially in their generation. One thing that got me, is the fact that they didn't seem to automatically know the road rules. I mean what the hell are they looking at when being driven along? I got the shock of my life with my youngest and only boy, when approaching a roundabout here in his early stages. Straight through it, he drove right in front of someone.. I had mentioned giving way to the right earlier. I just don't get how they don't know the basics, let alone have to reinforce them via book. (Highway code) It's got to be the bloody phones they permanently have in their mitts.

They too busy on their phones

PeterH 07-02-2023 01:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Reps AJ (Post 16815849)
I can't see anything about it by browsing the BBC sport pages, are you perhaps seeing a BBC world service version?

Yep.

I think it is down to me TBF.

They barely cover Latin America, at least the TV. USA, Africa, Asia, and the Ukraine war, and laughing at the Tories seems to be about 95% of their output.

PeterH 07-02-2023 01:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16815835)
It's like being a prisoner I reckon.


Glad I've left that stuff totally behind.

Indeed.

However, your car was great when you did your recent Australian roadtrips, no?

PeterH 07-02-2023 01:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16815860)
This is the other bug bear, she's going to get free use of the wife's car (a battered old Ford Fusion)....however there has already been comments of using mine, which have been nipped in the bud.

Judging by your retraction of the 'washed my hands of it' comment Pete, I am taking your 'nipped in the bud' comment with a large pinch of salt. :afro:

I agree with you entirely, but I fear we don't have much control of these things. Eventually they get their way, and it is just easier to relent at the beginning and save ourselves the grief.

My wife has wanted a car for more than a decade. Mostly because her siblings all have them. She can't drive, I can't drive, and none of our three mid 30s kids can either.

I said I will buy a car when she passes her driving test, she reckons that I should get the car first so she can practice. And that is where we have been at for all this time. Chicken and egg. Actually that is spot on, because if I relent the vehicle will convert into a chicken coup. That's my best guess.

Of course, when I get extra miffed and mention that the answer is NO because she never finishes a life project, then we have the moody bollocks for a week.

Maz 07-02-2023 02:02 PM

Sadly, I can’t rep that post, but it really deserves it!

west country boy 07-02-2023 02:32 PM

Il like the idea of a chicken coup.

fioreuk 07-02-2023 02:57 PM

Poeple calling their pets fur babies

Aquila_17 07-02-2023 03:56 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16816111)
... this ti because if I relent the vehicle will convert into a chicken coup. That's my best guess.

Of course, when I get extra miffed and mention that the answer is NO because she never finishes a life project, then we have the moody bollocks for a week.

Surely, that should read "chicken coupe" ;)

ozzieEagle 07-02-2023 04:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16816107)
Indeed.

However, your car was great when you did your recent Australian roadtrips, no?


Oh yes, empty roads abounded though. It's City driving and commuting I dislike. Enjoyed our road trip even more when my wife was driving, which meant I could take in the scenery in a relaxed mode. We could be on another at the end of April hopefully.

PeterH 07-02-2023 04:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16816223)
Surely, that should read "chicken coupe" ;)

Boom Boom

Vendy 07-02-2023 04:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fioreuk (Post 16816174)
Poeple calling their pets fur babies

Pet Parents is the biggest one for me. Every single pet product marketer is using these shitty phrases.

Malaga Eagle 07-02-2023 04:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16816262)
Pet Parents is the biggest one for me. Every single pet product marketer is using these shitty phrases.

Or the one for guide dogs "pup dates".
Although the ad is for a good cause :p

Santos-er 07-02-2023 04:58 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16816262)
Pet Parents is the biggest one for me. Every single pet product marketer is using these shitty phrases.

Perfectly understandable. Companies who play on the weird way people become way too attached to their domesticated animals.

Stellavista 07-02-2023 08:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fioreuk (Post 16816174)
Poeple calling their pets fur babies

Oh god, yes.

Grow up, you c*nts.

Team (insert family name) does my fecking head in as well.

Jim Cannon 07-02-2023 08:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by fioreuk (Post 16816174)
Poeple calling their pets fur babies

Or just calling their pets "babies". They are not babies, they are pets

KYLIE MINEAGLE 07-02-2023 09:48 PM

I know it's a serious matter but the ABC reffering to Turkey as Turkyiae. If your doing that why not talk about Leopard tanks from Deutschland or Macron living in Paree, PCGM.

Clapham Rover 07-02-2023 11:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16816439)
I know it's a serious matter but the ABC reffering to Turkey as Turkyiae. If your doing that why not talk about Leopard tanks from Deutschland or Macron living in Paree, PCGM.

I heard a good programme once on R4 about the history of the BBC Pronunciation Unit and the various issues it's faced, it was great on place names. Apparently they kept trying to establish consistent general rules for these so that they could just let producers get on with things rather than keep having to adjudicate but it didn't work. They decided to pivot from "Paris" (pronounced the English way) and just go for English pronunciations across the board for French cities but the newsreaders revolted at having to say "Nice" rather than "Neece" and so they ended up with inconsistent ad hoc chaos.

Timbo 07-02-2023 11:10 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Vendy (Post 16816262)
Pet Parents is the biggest one for me. Every single pet product marketer is using these shitty phrases.

"Forever Homes".....:wallbash:

danpalace07 07-02-2023 11:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16816439)
I know it's a serious matter but the ABC reffering to Turkey as Turkyiae. If your doing that why not talk about Leopard tanks from Deutschland or Macron living in Paree, PCGM.

Czechia came out of nowhere as well

PeterH 08-02-2023 12:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16816439)
I know it's a serious matter but the ABC reffering to Turkey as Turkyiae. If your doing that why not talk about Leopard tanks from Deutschland or Macron living in Paree, PCGM.

I have a sneaky feeling that Turkey themselves are looking for a name change.

They don't like having the same name as anglo festive meat.

Here it is...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61671913

Maidstoned Eagle 08-02-2023 01:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16816111)
Judging by your retraction of the 'washed my hands of it' comment Pete, I am taking your 'nipped in the bud' comment with a large pinch of salt. :afro:

I agree with you entirely, but I fear we don't have much control of these things. Eventually they get their way, and it is just easier to relent at the beginning and save ourselves the grief.

My wife has wanted a car for more than a decade. Mostly because her siblings all have them. She can't drive, I can't drive, and none of our three mid 30s kids can either.

I said I will buy a car when she passes her driving test, she reckons that I should get the car first so she can practice. And that is where we have been at for all this time. Chicken and egg. Actually that is spot on, because if I relent the vehicle will convert into a chicken coup. That's my best guess.

Of course, when I get extra miffed and mention that the answer is NO because she never finishes a life project, then we have the moody bollocks for a week.

You can take it with what you want matey, no way does she touch the car and I am hiding the damn thing before it happens....and am prepared for the fallout.

I have already told the daughter and her mother that, at the first sign of dissent and posturing tantrums whilst trying to help with the theory test, I'm off.

SOUTHGATE EAGLE 08-02-2023 01:34 PM

Tossers who occupy equipment at the gym while texting / surfing / Instragramming on their phones, who then take the moral high road when you ask them to either relinquish the machine or actually use it. They then insist they are 'mid-set' before carrying on with their phones. Violence comes to mind.

Maidstoned Eagle 08-02-2023 01:37 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SOUTHGATE EAGLE (Post 16816786)
Tossers who occupy equipment at the gym while texting / surfing / Instragramming on their phones, who then take the moral high road when you ask them to either relinquish the machine or actually use it. They then insist they are 'mid-set' before carrying on with their phones. Violence comes to mind.

Usually wearing a baseball cap back to front.

west country boy 08-02-2023 01:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16816518)
I have a sneaky feeling that Turkey themselves are looking for a name change.

Here it is...

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-europe-61671913

Yeah, it's the same as Cape Verde, Upper Volta, Swaziland, Persia, Siam &c. so not really an issue. Burma is probably a bit more controversial but since Myanmar is the official name it's probably best to stick with the latter if you're being diplomatic.

Isle of Wight 08-02-2023 02:15 PM

Getting a TFL fixed ticket for having my two wheels in a box on a red route. Th ones in front didn't go forward enough. Yes it was my fault yes I paid the fine but Im still annoyed

Jim Cannon 08-02-2023 02:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by danpalace07 (Post 16816479)
Czechia came out of nowhere as well

In football we suddenly got Koln after it always being Cologne but we don't get Bayern Munchen

Aquila_17 08-02-2023 02:55 PM

Such a British "thing" to get annoyed at non-anglicized words ;)... anyone for Palais de Cristal / Palacio de Cristal / Palazzo di Cristallo / Kristallpalast / Kryształowy Pałac etc.?

:lux: Aquila! Aquila! Aquila! :lux:

west country boy 08-02-2023 03:07 PM

I love the fact that Livorno is/was for some reason known as Leghorn in English.

Aquila_17 08-02-2023 03:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16816850)
I love the fact that Livorno is/was for some reason known as Leghorn in English.

That's rather amusing... the Florida Keys are so named because English speakers couldn't say "Cayo" (Spanish for "small island") correctly

Smoz 08-02-2023 11:04 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Jim Cannon (Post 16816402)
Or just calling their pets "babies". They are not babies, they are pets

My sister insisting on telling me that her dogs are my nephews

:veryangry

Martin H 08-02-2023 11:37 PM

Twitter message telling me I am over the limit for tweets today? Errm maybe posted once or twice max I reckon. What are trying to close their own business down?

Maidstoned Eagle 08-02-2023 11:53 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Smoz (Post 16817219)
My sister insisting on telling me that her dogs are my nephews

:veryangry

And when they die they'll have "crossed over the rainbow bridge", no love, it's dead.

PeterH 09-02-2023 12:05 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16816791)
Yeah, it's the same as Cape Verde, Upper Volta, Swaziland, Persia, Siam &c. so not really an issue. Burma is probably a bit more controversial but since Myanmar is the official name it's probably best to stick with the latter if you're being diplomatic.

Sri Lanka

PeterH 09-02-2023 12:12 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16816774)
You can take it with what you want matey, no way does she touch the car and I am hiding the damn thing before it happens....and am prepared for the fallout.

I have already told the daughter and her mother that, at the first sign of dissent and posturing tantrums whilst trying to help with the theory test, I'm off.

Okay petal.

All I am saying here is that you already gave us your Get Carter act on your first post on this subject and then backtracked from that position.

If I were to place a small wager, I would fancy the accumulation odds of 1) you having to persevere through several more episodes of tantrums and shows of dissent (I wonder where she gets it from 'You can take it with what you want matey' might be a clue, and 2) at some stage inside the next 2 years she will be putting dents in your motor.

None of that is a dig at you. It's just the way this works - it's the story of my life.

Please don't see this as 'Packed Lunches' Part II - I could do without the slightly threatening PMs or negs or whatever they were..

west country boy 09-02-2023 12:35 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16817259)
Sri Lanka

Yes, hence the "&c.". It doesn't matter though, generally.

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 12:43 AM

Seeing as talk about spouses is ok'ish, The wife and I generally got on very well. However one thing she does is starting to make me trepidatious, concerned = Annoyed.

She's bought a digital skipping rope and boy is she using the bugger. She's up to 500 beeping skips every morning now. Why does this make me trepadatious you may ask? Well last time we went on a road trip she was wizzing up and down really rocky inclines with me crawling behind her, feeling like a bloody cumbersome buffoon. She's actually in training for the next trip.

So the wifes digital skipping rope and all that it entails. I'm actually at a loss as to what to do. I could join her in this mad desire to get as fit as possible, but it just really isn't my 'bag' I can climb these things, just at my own pace, not bloody at superfast speeds.

You could say let her go and do her own thing, but what's the point of traveling together if that notion takes hold?

Stellavista 09-02-2023 01:14 AM

How the f*ck is Peston still on the tele?
He's hopeless.

Stellavista 09-02-2023 01:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16817283)
Seeing as talk about spouses is ok'ish, The wife and I generally got on very well. However one thing she does is starting to make me trepidatious, concerned = Annoyed.

She's bought a digital skipping rope and boy is she using the bugger. She's up to 500 beeping skips every morning now. Why does this make me trepadatious you may ask? Well last time we went on a road trip she was wizzing up and down really rocky inclines with me crawling behind her, feeling like a bloody cumbersome buffoon. She's actually in training for the next trip.

So the wifes digital skipping rope and all that it entails. I'm actually at a loss as to what to do. I could join her in this mad desire to get as fit as possible, but it just really isn't my 'bag' I can climb these things, just at my own pace, not bloody at superfast speeds.

You could say let her go and do her own thing, but what's the point of traveling together if that notion takes hold?

The Mrs loves walking up mountains in Alps when we're at home there.
Sometimes I go with her, sometimes not. Sometimes I'll take the cable car up , meet her there and walk down.
It's a balance. She's nuts, and I'm not :)

Hedgehog 09-02-2023 01:21 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16817283)
... She's bought a digital skipping rope and boy is she using the bugger. She's up to 500 beeping skips every morning now...

I'll bite... what on earth is a digital skipping rope? I have to assume it somehow counts your skips or rotations of the rope?

Or you could just skip for 15 minutes with an old clothes line! :rolleyes:

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 01:39 AM

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Originally Posted by Hedgehog (Post 16817292)
I'll bite... what on earth is a digital skipping rope? I have to assume it somehow counts your skips or rotations of the rope?

Or you could just skip for 15 minutes with an old clothes line! :rolleyes:


It counts the skips, times them, beeps when you set a target and records your 'progress' via an app on your phone.


This thing here.

https://www.amazon.com.au/Fitness-Sk...35271075&psc=1

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 01:41 AM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16817291)
The Mrs loves walking up mountains in Alps when we're at home there.
Sometimes I go with her, sometimes not. Sometimes I'll take the cable car up , meet her there and walk down.
It's a balance. She's nuts, and I'm not :)

Wish we had Cable Cars here lol. Walking without a zillion flys buzzing around your nose, eyes and mouth would be a blessing as well. Somehow they don't bother her.

Know exactly what you mean, re She Nuts you Not though! It's a relief to see someone else knows about this kind of scenario.

GorBlimey 09-02-2023 02:48 AM

People who use Hello Fresh to deliver their food.

WTF, just go to a supermarket with a shopping list and buy your food like everyone else even though it might necessitate you using your brain to write out a shopping list and getting off your arse to go out and buy the ingredients.

Their adverts annoy the shit out of me too.

Middle class c*nts with massive pristine kitchens supposedly enjoying their Hello Fresh meal like it was cooked in a 5 star restaurant.

F*ck off.

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 03:05 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16817305)
People who use Hello Fresh to deliver their food.

WTF, just go to a supermarket with a shopping list and buy your food like everyone else even though it might necessitate you using your brain to write out a shopping list and getting off your arse to go out and buy the ingredients.

Their adverts annoy the shit out of me too.

Middle class c*nts with massive pristine kitchens supposedly enjoying their Hello Fresh meal like it was cooked in a 5 star restaurant.

F*ck off.


Because of the multi ingredients, Hello Fresh is a much cheaper option. Also it stretches your culinary ability. I never ever toasted almonds and prepped various sauces etc before we briefly subscribed to Hello Fresh. It also totally eliminates wastage. Sounds like you've never tried it.

I'm assuming that it's the same thing as we get in Aus, where each meal comes with a recipe and cooking methods.

We'll probably go back to it, once our Adult daughter and partner have moved out whilst waiting for their new gaff to be built.

Nothing Middle class about it here. AuContraire its aimed somewhat at retirees with limited income.

GorBlimey 09-02-2023 03:09 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16817307)
Because of the multi ingredients, Hello Fresh is a much cheaper option. Also it stretches your culinary ability. I never ever toasted almonds and prepped various sauces etc before we briefly subscribed to Hello Fresh. It also totally eliminates wastage. Sounds like you've never tried it.

I'm assuming that it's the same thing as we get in Aus, where each meal comes with a recipe and cooking methods.

We'll probably go back to it, once our Adult daughter and partner have moved out whilst waiting for their new gaff to be built.

Nothing Middle class about it here. AuContraire its aimed somewhat at retirees with limited income.


What do you pay for your meal in a box in these hard times?

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 03:17 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16817308)
What do you pay for your meal in a box in these hard times?


Circa 100 AUD is the price for 4 meals x 2 people .... So thats about 58 GBP. Big serves as well, there is sometimes enough for 3 meals... Which you can use on the days you dont get a delivery.

No point doing it more than 4 meals as you can get caught out with invites out for meals etc. In fact I think we'll go back on 3 meals next time.

Here's the Aus Link if your interested. Is it the same mob?

https://www.hellofresh.com.au/plans?...e4b979e04c7f2e

GorBlimey 09-02-2023 03:36 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16817309)
Circa 100 AUD is the price for 4 meals x 2 people .... So thats about 58 GBP. Big serves as well, there is sometimes enough for 3 meals... Which you can use on the days you dont get a delivery.

No point doing it more than 4 meals as you can get caught out with invites out for meals etc. In fact I think we'll go back on 3 meals next time.

Here's the Aus Link if your interested. Is it the same mob?

https://www.hellofresh.com.au/plans?...e4b979e04c7f2e


That's pretty much my point.


58 quid is a shitload of money to spend on 4 meals x 2 - especially as you're eating leftovers for 3 of them.


There are a lot of people who have to make £58 last a lot longer than 4 meals but still serve up fresh, tasty, nutritious meals.


Hello Fresh just annoys me - hence my post in the thread.

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 03:46 AM

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Originally Posted by GorBlimey (Post 16817311)
That's pretty much my point.


58 quid is a shitload of money to spend on 4 meals x 2 - especially as you're eating leftovers for 3 of them.


There are a lot of people who have to make £58 last a lot longer than 4 meals but still serve up fresh, tasty, nutritious meals.


Hello Fresh just annoys me - hence my post in the thread.


Hmm didn't realise that. I think and I'm not overstating the case, that the average Aussie in the big cities at least and even more so in Perth, possibly lives closer to what the UK calls a 'Middle class' lifestyle. Wouldn't mind confirmation of that from my local Aussie peers that travel back to the UK more frequently than I. I know I live a lot different to my 1970's young adulthood in Peckham, with the paraffin heaters in the bathroom and Ice on the inside of the windows... I figured that everyone has moved along since those times though.

adrenalin john 09-02-2023 04:22 AM

I would say from about 2007 onwards the standard of living in comparison to other countries has dropped. Obviously since 2016 the pace of the decline has accelerated exponentially. I think even Slovakia has a better standard of living than the UK now.

LN1 09-02-2023 04:25 AM

Not surprised at that 100 AUD meals cost as you just need to go into Coles or Woolworths to see what it costs to make up a meal as it often twice the price of UK equivalents.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 09-02-2023 07:27 AM

Indeed . Australia has gotten really exspensive over the last few years. To me the quality of the food has gone down. Some stuff like , believe it or not lamb needs a small loan to buy.

pallet 09-02-2023 08:00 AM

On the same sort of thing wonky veg company, came across them recently thinking it would be cheap veg that the supermarkets didn't want. It was super expensive.
Have family in Perth, the cost and standard of living in Perth much better than the uk

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 08:26 AM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16817335)
Indeed . Australia has gotten really exspensive over the last few years. To me the quality of the food has gone down. Some stuff like , believe it or not lamb needs a small loan to buy.


Standard pub meals are super expensive now. Like 42 bucks (25 GBP) for an average rump steak, salad and chips... before covid it was closer to 30 bucks. Even a Schnitty is over 30 bucks now. Beers are averaging 14 dollars a pint in Melbourne (8.00) for the general brands... 2 bucks extra for decent craft beers.

ozzieEagle 09-02-2023 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by LN1 (Post 16817315)
Not surprised at that 100 AUD meals cost as you just need to go into Coles or Woolworths to see what it costs to make up a meal as it often twice the price of UK equivalents.

It's the assortment of spices that you get with Hello Fresh is where you save the money IMO. Plus cooking interesting things. Although I do think it's a ploy by the missus to get me in the kitchen at her convience. It's good cooking different things though. Stuff you wouldn't consider normally.

Maidstoned Eagle 09-02-2023 08:31 AM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16817267)
Okay petal.

All I am saying here is that you already gave us your Get Carter act on your first post on this subject and then backtracked from that position.

If I were to place a small wager, I would fancy the accumulation odds of 1) you having to persevere through several more episodes of tantrums and shows of dissent (I wonder where she gets it from 'You can take it with what you want matey' might be a clue, and 2) at some stage inside the next 2 years she will be putting dents in your motor.

None of that is a dig at you. It's just the way this works - it's the story of my life.

Please don't see this as 'Packed Lunches' Part II - I could do without the slightly threatening PMs or negs or whatever they were..

Fancy all.you want.

As for "slightly threatening pms", I'm sure you can garner that sort of attention elsewhere.

west country boy 09-02-2023 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by adrenalin john (Post 16817314)
I would say from about 2007 onwards the standard of living in comparison to other countries has dropped. Obviously since 2016 the pace of the decline has accelerated exponentially. I think even Slovakia has a better standard of living than the UK now.

Obviously these standard of living things are all subjective but I would be very surprised if Slovakia is a better place to live in than the UK. Slovenia, perhaps.

stevek 09-02-2023 11:54 AM

We went on a day trip to Slovakia once. There was a blizzard and we didn't see a thing. Had a wonderful goulash in a tiny bar though.

Anyway, as you were.

Aquila_17 09-02-2023 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16817508)
We went on a day trip to Slovakia once. There was a blizzard and we didn't see a thing. Had a wonderful goulash in a tiny bar though.

Anyway, as you were.

I'm extremely annoyed that your post shows absolutely no annoyance whatsoever - and even more that you had Goulash in Slovakia but I haven't (yet)! :veryangry :supergrin:

stevek 09-02-2023 12:08 PM

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Originally Posted by Aquila_17 (Post 16817513)
I'm extremely annoyed that your post shows absolutely no annoyance whatsoever - and even more that you had Goulash in Slovakia but I haven't (yet)! :veryangry :supergrin:

It was a little bit annoying that, having made the effort to get the train from Vienna for the day, we could see next to nothing of Bratislava due to the weather. But we were young (ish) and newly in love, so that - and the food - overcame the disappointment.

Aquila_17 09-02-2023 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16817518)
It was a little bit annoying that, having made the effort to get the train from Vienna for the day, we could see next to nothing of Bratislava due to the weather. But we were young (ish) and newly in love, so that - and the food - overcame the disappointment.

... when plans fail, it's just another opportunity. If you haven't yet, it must be time to go back ;)

west country boy 09-02-2023 12:12 PM

I am annoyed that it's not called Pressburg anymore (not really).

art malice 09-02-2023 01:15 PM

People who work out on the path in huge parks

Richard 09-02-2023 01:23 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16817508)
We went on a day trip to Slovakia once. There was a blizzard and we didn't see a thing. Had a wonderful goulash in a tiny bar though.

Thank you Adrenalin Stevek

west country boy 09-02-2023 01:51 PM

He didn't mention drugs, self-discovery, or how "indigenous" people are so much better than the west, so not a fair comparison.

cappuccinoeagle 09-02-2023 02:54 PM

Apparently, dark chocolate Bounty has been discontinued. That’s annoying


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