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ozzieEagle 06-07-2023 12:24 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16973898)
We have Daikin, it’s split, ie heats when necessary.



It's at least 30pct cheaper to heat with these split systems/heat pumps than the equivalent output at gas prices. Here in Aus at least. I think we use the heat mode on our slightly more than cooling, the same would apply for Hobart, the rest of Tasmania and most of Victoria. Whereas the rest of Australia would use theirs for mostly cooling. Save for possibly South of Perth, Mandurah, Busselton, Albany, Esperance etc. We use de humidify a lot in the Summer, that's very cheap to run.

Split Systems/Heat Pumps are almost a universal addition to Australian households and have been for at least 10 years plus now.

It's the Hot Water heat pumps they are rolling out en masse now.

Trolley 06-07-2023 09:08 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16974633)
It's at least 30pct cheaper to heat with these split systems/heat pumps than the equivalent output at gas prices. Here in Aus at least. I think we use the heat mode on our slightly more than cooling, the same would apply for Hobart, the rest of Tasmania and most of Victoria. Whereas the rest of Australia would use theirs for mostly cooling. Save for possibly South of Perth, Mandurah, Busselton, Albany, Esperance etc. We use de humidify a lot in the Summer, that's very cheap to run.

Split Systems/Heat Pumps are almost a universal addition to Australian households and have been for at least 10 years plus now.

It's the Hot Water heat pumps they are rolling out en masse now.

My dear OzzieEagle

My good self once had the displeasure of "Striking" up a conversation with an lady, in Ugg boots, who was from the Fingal Valley and was as pale as a sheet of "Basildon Bond" paper.She was a ruddy annoying person, "Chirping" away utter poppycock and always interrupting what I was saying.I was so glad when I was served my "Americano" and I was able to leave the queue.:wallbash::wallbash:
Regards
Trolley

El Aguila 06-07-2023 09:16 AM

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Originally Posted by ozzieEagle (Post 16974633)
It's at least 30pct cheaper to heat with these split systems/heat pumps than the equivalent output at gas prices. Here in Aus at least. I think we use the heat mode on our slightly more than cooling, the same would apply for Hobart, the rest of Tasmania and most of Victoria. Whereas the rest of Australia would use theirs for mostly cooling. Save for possibly South of Perth, Mandurah, Busselton, Albany, Esperance etc. We use de humidify a lot in the Summer, that's very cheap to run.

Split Systems/Heat Pumps are almost a universal addition to Australian households and have been for at least 10 years plus now.

It's the Hot Water heat pumps they are rolling out en masse now.

This is really useful information, thanks Ozzie. Iíll have a look at the numbers for Spain - weíve hardly used them for heat, just assuming it would be more expensive than the gas central heating. I wonder if thereís a health difference with gas radiators.

Martin H 06-07-2023 11:47 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16974735)
This is really useful information, thanks Ozzie. Iíll have a look at the numbers for Spain - weíve hardly used them for heat, just assuming it would be more expensive than the gas central heating. I wonder if thereís a health difference with gas radiators.

Our air con engineer always tells us that using the air con for heating would be cheaper than the gas ch. we use it to adjust the temperature , up or down, rather than the primary heat source and only in 2 rooms. We have been considering getting a quote for the rest of the house though. Our house is mostly open plan and not sure that helps.

El Aguila 06-07-2023 11:50 AM

You have air con in Wakefield?
Is that a triumph of hope, over experience?

ozzieEagle 06-07-2023 11:54 AM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16974735)
This is really useful information, thanks Ozzie. I’ll have a look at the numbers for Spain - we’ve hardly used them for heat, just assuming it would be more expensive than the gas central heating. I wonder if there’s a health difference with gas radiators.

Everyone wondering why it's cheaper to run Heatpumps/split system air con. The full explanation is here. It takes a while to absorb how it works. It really does though.

It's all down to COP 'Coefficient Of Performance' Where 2kwh of input energy gets converted into at least 5 or 6kwh output. Gas just cannot compete with that, and the COP improves every year as systems become more efficient. There are no heat elements in Heat Pumps, that's the first mind bender.

https://www.adams-air.com/houston/what-is-COP.php

Isle of Wight 06-07-2023 12:08 PM

Todays headline in the Express ( seen on the BBC website)
LORDS MUST NOT DEFY THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE

About the small boats.

What will of the people? The will of a few nutcases!!

Martin H 06-07-2023 01:10 PM

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Originally Posted by El Aguila (Post 16974910)
You have air con in Wakefield?
Is that a triumph of hope, over experience?

Lol - yeah it does sound bizarre.

There was one year where they were serviced more often than they were used but normally they get bursts of usage. Driven by the nature of the two rooms as much as the climate though. :) have been considering putting it in everywhere though.

Wayne Andrews is God 06-07-2023 01:39 PM

People that cant communicate other than phone calls. Im
Working with someone who rings me out of the blue, which somehow manages to alway be the worst moment for me to pick up the phone. I think business calls should be scheduled, even a text first to see if you are free. All that happens is we play phone tennis as no doibt he is on the fun to someone else, with no communication exchanged. If it had been an email, I could have answered in my time and him receive it in his time. Much more professional and efficient. I get that some things need to be phonecalls but this is endless.

I am an introvert it has to be said and every conversation drains my energy levels but at the same time its also just inefficient.

Le Trapper 06-07-2023 02:35 PM

People who cannot communicate.

Maidstoned Eagle 07-07-2023 10:45 AM

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Originally Posted by Wayne Andrews is God (Post 16975070)
People that cant communicate other than phone calls. Im
Working with someone who rings me out of the blue, which somehow manages to alway be the worst moment for me to pick up the phone. I think business calls should be scheduled, even a text first to see if you are free. All that happens is we play phone tennis as no doibt he is on the fun to someone else, with no communication exchanged. If it had been an email, I could have answered in my time and him receive it in his time. Much more professional and efficient. I get that some things need to be phonecalls but this is endless.

I am an introvert it has to be said and every conversation drains my energy levels but at the same time its also just inefficient.

Have you told this person your opinion?

gold76 07-07-2023 10:52 AM

Profiteering

Missus is going to Northampton tonight, usually hotels around £200 this weekend due to Grand Prix £800

Finds Airbnb for reasonable price, host cancels the day before due to "damage" at premises. Could be legit, but part of me feels like he's had a better offer.

Thankfully a friend is putting her up for the night

But hotels in general, what a bleedin racket

chrisophiex 07-07-2023 03:41 PM

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Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16975905)
Profiteering

Missus is going to Northampton tonight, usually hotels around £200 this weekend due to Grand Prix £800

Finds Airbnb for reasonable price, host cancels the day before due to "damage" at premises. Could be legit, but part of me feels like he's had a better offer.

Thankfully a friend is putting her up for the night

But hotels in general, what a bleedin racket


Same as holidays when the kids are off. Criminal.

pallet 09-07-2023 08:10 PM

Flys what is the point of these horrible insects?

Isle of Wight 09-07-2023 08:30 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16978505)
Flys what is the point of these horrible insects?

Some one has to eat all the dog and cat poo and the waterboards excess slurry

Prince Phillip 09-07-2023 09:14 PM

Why do dishwasher tablets have to range from Standard to Supreme Platinum Orgasmic? The choice on the shelf in the supermarket is bewildering. Can't they all just make one good one and put it on sale?
Got a funny feeling the differentiation might all be a bit of a con anyway.

Nostrils 09-07-2023 09:19 PM

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Originally Posted by Prince Phillip (Post 16978551)
Why do dishwasher tablets have to range from Standard to Supreme Platinum Orgasmic? The choice on the shelf in the supermarket is bewildering. Can't they all just make one good one and put it on sale?
Got a funny feeling the differentiation might all be a bit of a con anyway.

I go own brand for all cleaning products, amazingly, everything stays clean. The rest are just domestic designer labels.

ozzieEagle 09-07-2023 09:32 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16978505)
Flys what is the point of these horrible insects?


Apparently, they do 'some' pollination as well, far more than what we realise.

Stavros 69 09-07-2023 09:33 PM

When you flick to a different channel on sky and then the banner comes up at the bottom an asking if you want to record it/watch it from the start.
Every ******* time.

SA Eagle 09-07-2023 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16978505)
Flys what is the point of these horrible insects?

^

I wouldn't mind if the thick ****ers were capable of flying out when you open the door for them.

pallet 10-07-2023 08:04 AM

Because they are too busy flying in that wierd triangle, why do they do that?

Isle of Wight 10-07-2023 10:46 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16978794)
Because they are too busy flying in that wierd triangle, why do they do that?

Sorry didn’t mean to put the “mad” at the top of my post edited now.

It’s because they are patrolling an area looking for a mate.

Isle of Wight 10-07-2023 10:50 AM

That it cost twice as much to catch a train to Scotland as it is to fly, even with all the rail cards and ticket splitting. Takes 4 times as long as well

stevek 10-07-2023 11:02 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16978900)
That it cost twice as much to catch a train to Scotland as it is to fly, even with all the rail cards and ticket splitting. Takes 4 times as long as well

I agree on price, but it doesn't really take four times as long. The actual journey might, but when you allow for the faffing at each end (getting and from the airport, check-in times etc etc) the difference is much less. And the train is (when working ok) much more pleasant.

Isle of Wight 10-07-2023 11:04 AM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16978908)
I agree on price, but it doesn't really take four times as long. The actual journey might, but when you allow for the faffing at each end (getting and from the airport, check-in times etc etc) the difference is much less. And the train is (when working ok) much more pleasant.

Agree with you, which is why we looked at going. Still some faffing at each end with the train as the horses descend from the barriers, why do that when you have seat reservations? But itís still stupid pricing.

Purepalace 10-07-2023 11:06 AM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16978794)
Because they are too busy flying in that wierd triangle, why do they do that?

And how don't they knock themselves out hitting the window so hard?

Martin H 10-07-2023 11:24 AM

Old topic but fraud calls. Not whining about how many that we get (even now) but I am p****d off by how when I politely suggest we shouldn’t waste time continuing because they don’t work for Microsoft, BT, Amazon, My bank or credit card company they get put out and unleash a barrage of expletives.

‘They’ are outraged?

west country boy 10-07-2023 11:28 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16978909)
Agree with you, which is why we looked at going. Still some faffing at each end with the train as the horses descend from the barriers, why do that when you have seat reservations? But itís still stupid pricing.

Horses? Also getting the train from the IoW to mainland GB must be tricky for a start.

gold76 10-07-2023 11:40 AM

My missus can't seem to sleep without noise, baffles me

Lays on the couch, put the telly on, I want peace and quiet, so turn it off

snoring her head off for half an hour then turns round and says I was watching that!

And she likes "bird song" in the morning, yeah them ******* squaky ****s who wake you up and you can't get back to sleep again.

KYLIE MINEAGLE 10-07-2023 11:56 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16978900)
That it cost twice as much to catch a train to Scotland as it is to fly, even with all the rail cards and ticket splitting. Takes 4 times as long as well

I am over in September and Mrs KM has got two returns to Edinburgh. Paid $400 .What would that cost you and how much is the plane. Why is it so busy in bloody Jockland from 10 /9.

Prince Phillip 10-07-2023 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by KYLIE MINEAGLE (Post 16978970)
I am over in September and Mrs KM has got two returns to Edinburgh. Paid $400 .What would that cost you and how much is the plane. Why is it so busy in bloody Jockland from 10 /9.

The English are in town for a "friendly" international on 12/09/23

Stellavista 10-07-2023 03:32 PM

Seven quid for4 minute 'Express Drop Off' at Stansted terminal, the thriving c*nts.

My wife paying £45 for an acupuncture session.
I'd have stuck needles in her for free.

Sick Bucket 10-07-2023 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16979183)
Seven quid for4 minute 'Express Drop Off' at Stansted terminal, the thriving c*nts.

I hate 'London' Stansted with a passion. Worst airport i've ever been to. Everything about it is awful.

pallet 10-07-2023 04:11 PM

[QUOTE=Stellavista;16979183]Seven quid for4 minute 'Express Drop Off' at Stansted terminal, the thriving c*nts.

Think you will find its £7 for a minute, you could thrown them out of the car without stopping and you would still have to pay £7, rip off.

PemboExpress 10-07-2023 04:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Stellavista (Post 16979183)
Seven quid for4 minute 'Express Drop Off' at Stansted terminal, the thriving c*nts.

My wife paying £45 for an acupuncture session.
I'd have stuck needles in her for free.

Yes, I got caught out by that and was not even dropping off!

I had set my sat nav to Stansted Airport rather than the whatever colour coded car park I should have parked in and entered it by mistake and had no option to go straight to the exit and pay £7. My mood was only lightened by the fact I had a £40+ discount from a COVID cancelled trip on where I should have gone.

I am sure I am not the only one that has got caught out in this fashion too. I think I read somewhere that Manchester has a similar charge but it's £10. Rip off Britain basically.

JimmyAG 10-07-2023 04:38 PM

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Originally Posted by PemboExpress (Post 16979236)
Yes, I got caught out by that and was not even dropping off!

I had set my sat nav to Stansted Airport rather than the whatever colour coded car park I should have parked in and entered it by mistake and had no option to go straight to the exit and pay £7. My mood was only lightened by the fact I had a £40+ discount from a COVID cancelled trip on where I should have gone.

I am sure I am not the only one that has got caught out in this fashion too. I think I read somewhere that Manchester has a similar charge but it's £10. Rip off Britain basically.

Luton has the same, albeit not quite as expensive. There is the option though to walk to a short stay car park where free 15-min step down/pick-ups are possible.

pallet 10-07-2023 04:40 PM

Even Southend now has the same system, you cannot drop off for free. Everyone now parking in the retail estate, its only a matter of time before they catch onto that.
Thinking about it though we should be more annoyed at ourselves for allowing them to do this

N Herts Eagle 11-07-2023 10:47 AM

Amazon Prime Special deals. Wife wants a wax melter to make candles. On sake last week at £72 i suggested she waited yesterday went up to £82. This morning its a Prime Day deal reduced from 82 to 72 a saving of 19%

stevek 11-07-2023 11:44 AM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 16979961)
Amazon Prime Special deals. Wife wants a wax melter to make candles. On sake last week at £72 i suggested she waited yesterday went up to £82. This morning its a Prime Day deal reduced from 82 to 72 a saving of 19%

Pretty sure that's illegal.

N Herts Eagle 11-07-2023 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16980018)
Pretty sure that's illegal.

Certainly is in shops.....just not so sure on Amazon its more of a be aware some deals are not as good as they seem.

Maz 11-07-2023 12:26 PM

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Originally Posted by N Herts Eagle (Post 16980045)
Certainly is in shops.....just not so sure on Amazon its more of a be aware some deals are not as good as they seem.

https://www.valueaddedresource.net/a...scount-claims/

west country boy 11-07-2023 12:28 PM

Is it the same in the UK though?

Maz 11-07-2023 12:36 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16980070)
Is it the same in the UK though?

Dunno. But it's barely news that they do this...


https://news.sky.com/story/just-one-...posed-12752569

pallet 12-07-2023 08:52 AM

Easyjet charging you to book a seat on a flight you have already paid for

olly cromwell 12-07-2023 08:57 AM

People still bringing "can I have your shirt" signs to football matches

I know I am getting grumpy but it still bugs me, thinking of bringing a "I don't want anybodies shirt " sign myself

Trolley 12-07-2023 09:23 AM

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Originally Posted by olly cromwell (Post 16981234)
People still bringing "can I have your shirt" signs to football matches

I know I am getting grumpy but it still bugs me, thinking of bringing a "I don't want anybodies shirt " sign myself

My dear Olly Cromwell

My good self heard about a laddie who desperately wanted a "Palace" winter coat with badge as worn by "Wor Roy". This chappie considered a banner "Roy, can I have your coat ?". Maybe the day will come when a banner will be displayed in relation to Ray Lewington who wears shorts on the touchline "Ray, can I have your shorts please ?".
Regards
Trolley

pallet 12-07-2023 09:30 AM

Stupid sayings like I have seen that in a hot minute

Maidstoned Eagle 12-07-2023 10:17 AM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 16981247)
My dear Olly Cromwell

My good self heard about a laddie who desperately wanted a "Palace" winter coat with badge as worn by "Wor Roy". This chappie considered a banner "Roy, can I have your coat ?". Maybe the day will come when a banner will be displayed in relation to Ray Lewington who wears shorts on the touchline "Ray, can I have your shorts please ?".
Regards
Trolley

Wor Roy! :supergrin:

Maz 12-07-2023 11:10 AM

So, an anecdote about someone thinking about doing something but not doing it. More trolley, crap.

Maidstoned Eagle 12-07-2023 05:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16981339)
So, an anecdote about someone thinking about doing something but not doing it. More trolley, crap.

Chill out, you miserable bugger.

Sharkba1t 12-07-2023 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16981251)
Stupid sayings like I have seen that in a hot minute

? Dont get that at all. Sorry.

west country boy 12-07-2023 05:57 PM

Never heard of it either - glad I'm not the only one!

pallet 12-07-2023 05:57 PM

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Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 16981735)
? Dont get that at all. Sorry.

Its an American thing like my bad, people say I havent seen that/you in a minute.
Sounds stupid.
Also m daughters who send their friends long voice messages , the friends then send long voice messages back and so it goes on. Just call each other!!

LN1 12-07-2023 06:02 PM

Anybody that uses the phrases 'hello stranger' or ' well have seen you in a long time' and similar in a slightly sarcastic tone who for one second don't understand it works both ways and could easily apply to them not making contact!

Martin H 12-07-2023 06:41 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16981760)
Its an American thing like my bad, people say I havent seen that/you in a minute.
Sounds stupid.
Also m daughters who send their friends long voice messages , the friends then send long voice messages back and so it goes on. Just call each other!!

my bad - now that is a hugely irritating phrase.

So you have made one screw-up and now you can't string a proper sentence together and instead talk like a 3 year old!

RazorsEdge 12-07-2023 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16981760)
Its an American thing like my bad, people say I havent seen that/you in a minute.
Sounds stupid.
Also m daughters who send their friends long voice messages , the friends then send long voice messages back and so it goes on. Just call each other!!

I agree about the voice messages. The phone call using a app is not like using the dial function which costs money

Sick Bucket 13-07-2023 02:46 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16981233)
Easyjet charging you to book a seat on a flight you have already paid for

Standard practice these days, isn't there a free seat option?

TBH I don't like to complain too much about the budget airlines, yeah they're a bit of a pain in the arse but they do on the whole offer excellent value BUT Ryanair take the piss, it's an awful experience from start to finish. I've just checked in online, having navigated my way through the process without falling into one of the many traps set I've discovered a new one. Your Boarding pass, they don't email it to you, you HAVE TO either print it out onto paper OR download and install their app on your phone in order to then use the online Boarding Pass. If I don't do that I can print it off at the check in desk on arrival which will no doubt cost a small fortune.

Dusting down the printer now as I don't want that shit on my phone.

I haven't used Ryainair for years, I won't again.

Isle of Wight 13-07-2023 03:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16982698)
Standard practice these days, isn't there a free seat option?

TBH I don't like to complain too much about the budget airlines, yeah they're a bit of a pain in the arse but they do on the whole offer excellent value BUT Ryanair take the piss, it's an awful experience from start to finish. I've just checked in online, having navigated my way through the process without falling into one of the many traps set I've discovered a new one. Your Boarding pass, they don't email it to you, you HAVE TO either print it out onto paper OR download and install their app on your phone in order to then use the online Boarding Pass. If I don't do that I can print it off at the check in desk on arrival which will no doubt cost a small fortune.

Dusting down the printer now as I don't want that shit on my phone.

I haven't used Ryainair for years, I won't again.

THE only airline I flatly refuse to fly with. I even have it as a line in my work contract.

Danny_Cheviot 13-07-2023 04:10 PM

Trying to time your dumps right when you have relatives staying.

Alfies army 13-07-2023 04:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 16982825)
Trying to time your dumps right when you have relatives staying.

:supergrin:

Walter Wort 13-07-2023 04:58 PM

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Originally Posted by pallet (Post 16981251)
Stupid sayings like I have seen that in a hot minute

I had never heard that until I read your post.

Moments later I saw it used on Facebook.

Ghastly.

PeterH 13-07-2023 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 16982825)
Trying to time your dumps right when you have relatives staying.

That's a legendary addition to this thread.

Martin H 13-07-2023 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 16982825)
Trying to time your dumps right when you have relatives staying.

Another one that is slightly confusing. Are you trying to hit them with it from an upstairs landing or something?

Trolley 13-07-2023 07:22 PM

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Originally Posted by Danny_Cheviot (Post 16982825)
Trying to time your dumps right when you have relatives staying.

Dear Danny Cheviot
Most definitely you do not want a situation where there is a ruddy "Explosion" followed by someone enquiring "Are you OK ? " Very embarrassing indeed.Only happened to me once , at Selhurst Park in 1956.
Regards
Trolley:frown::frown:

RazorsEdge 13-07-2023 08:12 PM

They had toilets in 1956?

Ruddy hell

pallet 13-07-2023 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by Trolley (Post 16983098)
Dear Danny Cheviot
Most definitely you do not want a situation where there is a ruddy "Explosion" followed by someone enquiring "Are you OK ? " Very embarrassing indeed.Only happened to me once , at Selhurst Park in 1956.
Regards
Trolley:frown::frown:

Must of been quite embrassing for a man in his 30s

PeterH 14-07-2023 04:53 AM

It seems that being a recovering alcoholic is the go to mode for film stars atm.

I get your Simon Peggs even with the mileage he has got out of his problem. But I see Tom Holland has jumped on the bandwagon because he once had an over boozy Christmas.

https://www.theguardian.com/film/202...hol-spider-man

What a feckin superhero.

GeorgeIII 14-07-2023 06:09 AM

Requesting " Special Assistance" on the railway and either nobody turns up or without the wheelchair!!

Trolley 14-07-2023 02:27 PM

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Originally Posted by GeorgeIII (Post 16983418)
Requesting " Special Assistance" on the railway and either nobody turns up or without the wheelchair!!

My good self shall be booking "Special Assistance" for my good lady wife and I next time we fly out of Gatwick and on the return,with any luck we will be transported on an electrical vehicle with that bleeping sound.
"Don't get old".
Regards
Trolley

big bad John 14-07-2023 02:41 PM

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Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16983393)
It seems that being a recovering alcoholic is the go to mode for film stars atm.

Yeah it seems to be cool. I've known too many chronic alcoholics to be impressed by someone who looks like he's just left a health farm, claiming he's overly dependent on booze.
What they mean is that instead of drinking three bottles of Bud Lite they drank four. This gave them a slight headache the next morning. Agent gets called to inform the press that film star has a probo with the bottle. Sympathy pours in from the nation. Therapists get involved and film star reveals that it was the post trauma of his Dad walking on his Shirley Temple toy when he was four, that made him have that extra bottle at the awards party.
He writes a newspaper column where he lectures the nation on the evils of drinking 4% beer. "Before I knew it, I was drinking twice a fortnight," says film star in Booze shocker. He goes to meetings and reveals that on scorching summer days he craves a cold drink. He also reveals that with Bud Lite raising its prices he was going to be forced to steal, or at least star in another blockbuster movie, in order to feed his habit.
6 months later he'll be photographed at another awards party with a suspicious looking white substance lingering around his nostrils. "Booze hell made me turn to Coke," will be his next story.
Richard Harris, George Best, Peter O'Toole and Dick Burton must be turning in their resting places knowing they spilt more on a Sunday morning than these wankers drank in their lives.

Stellavista 14-07-2023 04:00 PM

Oliver Reed would have been an excellent mentor.

PeterH 14-07-2023 04:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sharkba1t (Post 16981735)
? Dont get that at all. Sorry.

https://thewordcounter.com/meaning-o...n%20Dictionary.

west country boy 14-07-2023 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16983869)
Yeah it seems to be cool. I've known too many chronic alcoholics to be impressed by someone who looks like he's just left a health farm, claiming he's overly dependent on booze.
What they mean is that instead of drinking three bottles of Bud Lite they drank four. This gave them a slight headache the next morning. Agent gets called to inform the press that film star has a probo with the bottle. Sympathy pours in from the nation. Therapists get involved and film star reveals that it was the post trauma of his Dad walking on his Shirley Temple toy when he was four, that made him have that extra bottle at the awards party.
He writes a newspaper column where he lectures the nation on the evils of drinking 4% beer. "Before I knew it, I was drinking twice a fortnight," says film star in Booze shocker. He goes to meetings and reveals that on scorching summer days he craves a cold drink. He also reveals that with Bud Lite raising its prices he was going to be forced to steal, or at least star in another blockbuster movie, in order to feed his habit.
6 months later he'll be photographed at another awards party with a suspicious looking white substance lingering around his nostrils. "Booze hell made me turn to Coke," will be his next story.
Richard Harris, George Best, Peter O'Toole and Dick Burton must be turning in their resting places knowing they spilt more on a Sunday morning than these wankers drank in their lives.

Worksop Palace used to try to hijack the alcoholism thread by saying he occasionally had up to and including three pints of an evening iirc.

strawberry mivi 14-07-2023 05:30 PM

Watching The Bridge On The River Kwai.
All the Brits are doing the stiff upper lip thing, being brave and stoic etc, but the only American in the entire film gets the girl, even flirting with the native bearers.
Bloody Americans, flipping Hollywood.

PeterH 14-07-2023 05:35 PM

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Originally Posted by big bad John (Post 16983869)
Yeah it seems to be cool. I've known too many chronic alcoholics to be impressed by someone who looks like he's just left a health farm, claiming he's overly dependent on booze.
What they mean is that instead of drinking three bottles of Bud Lite they drank four. This gave them a slight headache the next morning. Agent gets called to inform the press that film star has a probo with the bottle. Sympathy pours in from the nation. Therapists get involved and film star reveals that it was the post trauma of his Dad walking on his Shirley Temple toy when he was four, that made him have that extra bottle at the awards party.
He writes a newspaper column where he lectures the nation on the evils of drinking 4% beer. "Before I knew it, I was drinking twice a fortnight," says film star in Booze shocker. He goes to meetings and reveals that on scorching summer days he craves a cold drink. He also reveals that with Bud Lite raising its prices he was going to be forced to steal, or at least star in another blockbuster movie, in order to feed his habit.
6 months later he'll be photographed at another awards party with a suspicious looking white substance lingering around his nostrils. "Booze hell made me turn to Coke," will be his next story.
Richard Harris, George Best, Peter O'Toole and Dick Burton must be turning in their resting places knowing they spilt more on a Sunday morning than these wankers drank in their lives.

Thanks.

That was the point I was trying to make.

Not that alcoholism isn't a serious issue. I feel that twats like these jumping on that bandwagon does nothing to help those that have real issues. or even those that might be borderline and have drunk too much.

Harry Holmesdale 14-07-2023 05:46 PM

On the topic of booze - Adrian Chiles is something that annoys me

Only has a job cos his missus runs the Guardian and often opines on his own drinking as if speaking for the nation, even wrote a book about it

I preferred him in the era when he was working with Lampard's wife

CT_Palace 14-07-2023 08:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Harry Holmesdale (Post 16984081)
On the topic of booze - Adrian Chiles is something that annoys me

Only has a job cos his missus runs the Guardian and often opines on his own drinking as if speaking for the nation, even wrote a book about it

I preferred him in the era when he was working with Lampard's wife

On the topic of anything.
His opinion pieces in the Guardian are cringingly awful.
The bloke is a right clodpate.

wedgetail 14-07-2023 08:38 PM

Chiles is a cerainly a twat\wanker\buffoon but too inconsequential to bother enough about.

Sick Bucket 14-07-2023 08:47 PM

Paper straws. Good they're made out of paper and not plastic, bad that they don't work. Just tried drinking a thick milkshake using one, two... gave up, took the lid of and drank it.

I must have moaned about plastic disponsible cutlery before on here, forking useless, hate them.

Isle of Wight 14-07-2023 08:58 PM

The Tabloid press hounding people.

west country boy 14-07-2023 09:18 PM

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Originally Posted by wedgetail (Post 16984251)
Chiles is a cerainly a twat\wanker\buffoon but too inconsequential to bother enough about.

Disagree. He is a miserable twit and his wife still lets him write for the Sun which GMG otherwise loathes so there is a fair bit of hypocrisy there.

big bad John 14-07-2023 10:47 PM

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Originally Posted by CT_Palace (Post 16984235)
On the topic of anything.
His opinion pieces in the Guardian are cringingly awful.
The bloke is a right clodpate.

Don't know a hell of a lot about him, but the few times I saw him he always gave the impression that he was a rugger bugger who jumped on the football bandwagon when Sky and the Prem invented it in the 90's.

west country boy 14-07-2023 11:29 PM

Think he’s always been WBA/England plus Croatia from his mum.

Chris K 15-07-2023 12:45 AM

Fever Tree can **** right off.

Sorry, but if i'm ordering a gin and tonic in the pub it means i've had a quiet evening with my mates, probably 4-6 pints and we've reached the point of "shall we have a quick one for the road". So a single measure of gin and a splash of tonic from the pipe and a bit of lemon in a little glass is all I want, for about £4. What I don't want is a mini fish bowl with a single measure of gin and half a pint of some overpriced shite that is in no way distinguishable from schwepps plus half an orange and some juniper berries for more than the price of a pint. If you want that crap, sod off to the Ivy or somewhere, not your everyday boozer

Nostrils 15-07-2023 11:03 AM

A bit odd this one, and probably just me.

When the 0 infront of a mobile number is replaced by +44. An insult to digital Feng Shui :veryangry

Worse still, sometimes they're encased in brackets!

west country boy 15-07-2023 03:25 PM

I'm glad you said this as I thought it was only me. Also, sometimes you have to type the 0 and sometimes not and I pretty much always get it wrong.

The phrase "pretty much" is probably an annoying Americanism for many, too.

Leopald Stotch 15-07-2023 03:42 PM

Formerly fat celebrities that lose the weight and then go on a publicity tour telling everyone how great they are and what a journey they've been on, whilst sneering condescendingly at anyone how's still carrying a bit of timber. Probably helps that you've got your own gym at home and a personal trainer visiting you daily.
And it's obviously more difficult than you think seeing as you've started to chub up again, and you've had to dig your fat clothes out of the back of your wardrobe.
Yes Tom Kerridge- I'm talking about you.
p.s. I've had your triple cooked chips and they were shit.

LN1 15-07-2023 03:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 16984960)
Yes Tom Kerridge- I'm talking about you.
.

Those M&S adverts of his are ones for the worst advert thread. Everything is Remarkable, Fantastic, Wonderful and amazing! Stop with the hyperbole you Man U supporting w@nker.

Nostrils 15-07-2023 04:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16984920)
I'm glad you said this as I thought it was only me. Also, sometimes you have to type the 0 and sometimes not and I pretty much always get it wrong.

My phone is riddled with customer's +44 numbers I don't have time to change. A regular annoyance when they call me, it's like being taunted.

west country boy 15-07-2023 04:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 16984960)
Formerly fat celebrities that lose the weight and then go on a publicity tour telling everyone how great they are and what a journey they've been on, whilst sneering condescendingly at anyone how's still carrying a bit of timber. Probably helps that you've got your own gym at home and a personal trainer visiting you daily.
And it's obviously more difficult than you think seeing as you've started to chub up again, and you've had to dig your fat clothes out of the back of your wardrobe.
Yes Tom Kerridge- I'm talking about you.
p.s. I've had your triple cooked chips and they were shit.

An excellent post. Also, he claims to be allergic to seafood, the massive fanny.

Sharkba1t 16-07-2023 10:32 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Leopald Stotch (Post 16984960)
Formerly fat celebrities that lose the weight and then go on a publicity tour telling everyone how great they are and what a journey they've been on, whilst sneering condescendingly at anyone how's still carrying a bit of timber. Probably helps that you've got your own gym at home and a personal trainer visiting you daily.
And it's obviously more difficult than you think seeing as you've started to chub up again, and you've had to dig your fat clothes out of the back of your wardrobe.
Yes Tom Kerridge- I'm talking about you.
p.s. I've had your triple cooked chips and they were shit.

Marvellous stuff. :lux:

Isle of Wight 16-07-2023 11:42 PM

More than annoy

https://twitter.com/Ash_Pro1/status/...082203648?s=20
******* *****

PeterH 17-07-2023 02:41 AM

It would be offensive to wish painful death on all of them.

Sharkba1t 17-07-2023 08:47 AM

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Originally Posted by Isle of Wight (Post 16986421)

What a bunch of savages.

Maidstoned Eagle 17-07-2023 09:05 AM

*****. Probably Vox supporters too.

stevek 17-07-2023 09:09 AM

Even though I am probably guilty of it myself at times, people who say things like "7am in the morning" or "4pm in the afternoon". It's not going to be 7am in the afternoon, is it?

Maidstoned Eagle 17-07-2023 09:10 AM

People who turn the corners over in books to save their place because they "can't afford a book mark"

Trolley 17-07-2023 09:27 AM

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Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16986556)
People who turn the corners over in books to save their place because they "can't afford a book mark"

Dear Maidstoned Eagle

Especially if one lends a book to someone through the goodness of one's heart and it is returned to one with several pages "Dog-Eared".No respect for other people's property at all and ruddy infuriating.I shouted loudly at an old friend expressing my displeasure and our long-lasting friendship ended.Ruddy oaf.:veryangry:veryangry:veryangry
Regards
Trolley

Maidstoned Eagle 17-07-2023 09:41 AM

I lent a book to a friend, he died a few years later and I never saw the book again.

Maz 17-07-2023 09:51 AM

Dear Maidstoned Eagle


Buy another copy.


Regards


Maz


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