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strawberry mivi 18-08-2022 11:24 AM

Gino D'Campo

KYLIE MINEAGLE 18-08-2022 11:29 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by RazorsEdge (Post 16599612)
This sounds like a booker prize winning tittle :)

50 Shades of Gammon

Stavros 69 18-08-2022 11:32 AM

When you’re in a lift and someone thinks it’s ok to try and get out first from the back.
Literally wait 5 seconds, we’re all getting out.

Sam Spade 18-08-2022 11:45 AM

Commentary pieces in the media on the days news; eg “Inflation hits a record high 10.4%, Here’s what it means for you.”
1. You don’t know me, you have no idea what it means for me specifically.
2. Generally speaking why would anyone think it was anything that required further explanation anyway.
3. Where will this kind of space filling nonsense stop(
“Your airplane has just been taken over by murderous psychotic terrorists; Here’s what it means for you.” or
“Your leg has been caught in a threshing machine; Here’s what it means for you.”

Grrrr.

stevek 18-08-2022 11:51 AM

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Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16600204)
When you’re in a lift and someone thinks it’s ok to try and get out first from the back.
Literally wait 5 seconds, we’re all getting out.

Did they know you were all getting out? Maybe they were worried that the people in front of them wouldn't get off and they'd be stuck.

west country boy 18-08-2022 11:57 AM

Finding out that Th~m~s H~rdy set some of his so-called "novels" in the place I'm moving to next week.

Panther 18-08-2022 12:10 PM

Why is that annoying (genuine question)?

west country boy 18-08-2022 12:15 PM

Because of Sam Spade of this parish.

Martin H 18-08-2022 12:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600305)
Finding out that Th~m~s H~rdy set some of his so-called "novels" in the place I'm moving to next week.

have you got a weird keyboard set or is it a quiz - I think I know the answer and can I claim my prize?

While here - do you mean the village or the specific house

west country boy 18-08-2022 12:53 PM

Shaftesbury aka Shaston, one of many of the places his legacy has infected.

El Aguila 18-08-2022 12:55 PM

Didn't realise Dorchester Prison was still open for business, so to speak.

stevek 18-08-2022 01:30 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600386)
Shaftesbury aka Shaston, one of many of the places his legacy has infected.

So you actually are going to be west country boy again? Good luck with the move.

weltklasse 18-08-2022 01:36 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600386)
Shaftesbury aka Shaston, one of many of the places his legacy has infected.

hope the move goes well

west country boy 18-08-2022 01:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16600435)
So you actually are going to be west country boy again? Good luck with the move.

Yep - first time in almost 30 years. Cheers Steve (and welt).

I think one would probably need an ebike for that Hovis hill.

Maz 18-08-2022 01:53 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600464)
Yep - first time in almost 30 years. Cheers Steve (and welt).

I think one would probably need an ebike for that Hovis hill.

So we won’t be seeing you at Selhurst Park?

Good luck with the move. And Hill isn’t quite as steep as the camera made it look…

Sam Spade 18-08-2022 02:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600386)
Shaftesbury aka Shaston, one of many of the places his legacy has infected.

I have inhabited the West Country now for 33 years and you will be devilishly close. I will round up a pitch fork mob and set your thatch ablaze as soon as you’re settled.

PeterH 18-08-2022 02:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Spade (Post 16600518)
I have inhabited the West Country now for 33 years and you will be devilishly close. I will round up a pitch fork mob and set your thatch ablaze as soon as you’re settled.

As long as you don't stoop as low as a Susan George arse rape as a terror tactic.

stevek 18-08-2022 02:40 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16600472)
So we won’t be seeing you at Selhurst Park?

Good luck with the move. And Hill isn’t quite as steep as the camera made it look…

It's a lot steeper than the roads up to Crystal Palace.

Maz 18-08-2022 02:58 PM

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Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16600608)
It's a lot steeper than the roads up to Crystal Palace.

I'm wondering actually. I have walked up in both places and I suspect that Gypsy Hill has a steeper rake in parts.


Not 100% sure, I confess.

Stavros 69 18-08-2022 03:19 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16600292)
Did they know you were all getting out? Maybe they were worried that the people in front of them wouldn't get off and they'd be stuck.

Most people just wait for the doors to open and say excuse me.
But there are other people in the world like you.

stevek 18-08-2022 03:21 PM

According to veloviewer, Gypsy Hill has an average gradient of 5.8% and a max of 8.5% (the measured segment is 0.9km); whilst Gold Hill is av 16.5% max 21.6% (but is only 0.1km). So not even close, I'm afraid. It may be the difference in length explains the impression you have.

BERT'S HEAD 18-08-2022 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16600722)
I'm wondering actually. I have walked up in both places and I suspect that Gypsy Hill has a steeper rake in parts.


Not 100% sure, I confess.

Always found Milestone Road a challenge.

Ant.Palace 18-08-2022 03:26 PM

Groups of people who stop to chat at shop entrances

west country boy 18-08-2022 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16600472)
So we won’t be seeing you at Selhurst Park?

Good luck with the move. And Hill isn’t quite as steep as the camera made it look…

Thanks Maz. And, no. Moving away from the Great Wen gives me another good excuse not to visit Fortress Slhurst.

Also, that hill is a bastard.

Also x2, what annoys me is wankers like me hijacking threads.

Blind_Eagle 18-08-2022 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600386)
Shaftesbury aka Shaston, one of many of the places his legacy has infected.

That’s about 30 miles away from here, which should, hopefully, be sufficient. :)

Good luck with the move wcb.

west country boy 18-08-2022 03:48 PM

Cheers Blind. We almost moved to Weymouth which is even closer. I think what I will miss most about my part of London is the variety of wildlife. All I could see in Shaston were pigeons (feral and wood), jackdaws, magpies, starlings and house sparrows.

stevek 18-08-2022 03:56 PM

How has Rula taken the news?

Maz 18-08-2022 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by stevek (Post 16600821)
According to veloviewer, Gypsy Hill has an average gradient of 5.8% and a max of 8.5% (the measured segment is 0.9km); whilst Gold Hill is av 16.5% max 21.6% (but is only 0.1km). So not even close, I'm afraid. It may be the difference in length explains the impression you have.

It gives me great pleasure to say a) you must be right and b) thank you for taking the trouble to be pedantic ; in this case it was useful!


(Although I did chuckle at veloviewer ;) )

stevek 18-08-2022 04:08 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16601022)
It gives me great pleasure to say a) you must be right and b) thank you for taking the trouble to be pedantic ; in this case it was useful!


(Although I did chuckle at veloviewer ;) )

Thank you. I was just genuinely interested in how steep the Hovis hill was (and veloviewer is a great site for hill profiles, albeit from a cyclist's perspective).

Blind_Eagle 18-08-2022 04:27 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600943)
All I could see in Shaston were pigeons (feral and wood), jackdaws, magpies, starlings and house sparrows.

Yeah, sorry about that.

MFBias 18-08-2022 04:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Stavros 69 (Post 16600812)
Most people just wait for the doors to open and say excuse me.
But there are other people in the world like you.

Alot of people are unable to communicate with their months on trains etc.

Would rather be rude barging past than clear the way with a request first.

Lama 18-08-2022 04:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600943)
Cheers Blind. We almost moved to Weymouth which is even closer. I think what I will miss most about my part of London is the variety of wildlife. All I could see in Shaston were pigeons (feral and wood), jackdaws, magpies, starlings and house sparrows.

Weymouth even closer ?? No - I assure you, it's much further. I assume you're talking about the distance from Selhurst - that surely should be your reference point. And Shaftesbury to Gillingham is just a short hop, and then via train it's just a skip to Clapham, followed by a jump to Selhurst. Less than 3 hours door to door. You have no excuse. Shaftesbury Abbey used to be a site of pilgrimage so you can swap one holy ground for another.

west country boy 18-08-2022 04:59 PM

Amazingly enough Mal you are talking out of your arse. Weymouth is closer to Chez Blind than Shaftesbury is, and that is what I was talking about. I am fully aware of how to get to London from Shaftesbury via public transport.

Lama 18-08-2022 05:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600910)
Thanks Maz. And, no. Moving away from the Great Wen gives me another good excuse not to visit Fortress Slhurst.

.

Returning to things that cause annoyance - surely those who look for reasons, no matter how weak, to avoid attending Selhurst must be near the top of the list.

west country boy 18-08-2022 05:08 PM

Are medical reasons OK with you in your Ivory Tower?

Lama 18-08-2022 05:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16601316)
Are medical reasons OK with you in your Ivory Tower?

You're such an easy target (even easier than Welt ! ) that I feel I'm sure to spot you when I'm next driving through your new neck of the woods. :hi:

west country boy 18-08-2022 05:22 PM

I'm not sure people of your vintage should be allowed behind the wheel.

Sam Spade 18-08-2022 05:26 PM

Hardy foresaw wcb’s eventual homecoming of course. The wonderful “The Return of the Native”.I recommend it.

west country boy 18-08-2022 05:30 PM

First thing I do when I move will be to turn the Gold Hill Museum into The Interactive Ridley Scott Experience™.

west country boy 18-08-2022 05:31 PM

Unless he was part of the #MeToo/Epstein lot obviously.

Maz 18-08-2022 05:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sam Spade (Post 16601338)
Hardy foresaw wcb’s eventual homecoming of course. The wonderful “The Return of the Native”.I recommend it.

:)

Lama 18-08-2022 06:08 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16601335)
I'm not sure people of your vintage should be allowed behind the wheel.

I know. Terrible, isn't it. But don't worry, if you're relocating next week I'll be well out of Shaftesbury by then. But watch out in mid-Sept. I'll try and do the same.

gold76 18-08-2022 06:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by strawberry mivi (Post 16600153)
Gino D'Campo

Done well for a scally, chored Paul Young's guitars..

brighton_eagle 18-08-2022 06:36 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16598631)
One of the great things about life is that we are all different.

Yes, leave the women's work to women right.

Maz 18-08-2022 06:37 PM

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Originally Posted by brighton_eagle (Post 16601478)
Yes, leave the women's work to women right.

That’s rather sexist isn’t it? I couldn’t possibly agree.

brighton_eagle 18-08-2022 06:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16601479)
That’s rather sexist isn’t it? I couldn’t possibly agree.

Perhaps you have male staff who do the supermarket shops for you? Or perhaps you buy all your produce from local independent stores. Surely you don't buy online? :D

Maz 18-08-2022 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by brighton_eagle (Post 16601499)
Perhaps you have male staff who do the supermarket shops for you? Or perhaps you buy all your produce from local independent stores. Surely you don't buy online? :D

Good lord, no. But the rule that operates in my house is that those who enjoy a job, or are more expert at it, tend to commandeer it. Yup

brighton_eagle 18-08-2022 06:44 PM

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Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16601506)
Good lord, no. But the rule that operates in my house is that those who enjoy a job, or are more expert at it, tend to commandeer it. Yup

:D

What if you don't enjoy any job?

Maz 18-08-2022 06:47 PM

We negotiate of course!!

west country boy 18-08-2022 06:52 PM

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Originally Posted by brighton_eagle (Post 16601507)
:D

What if you don't enjoy any job?

https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/news/976/cp...r_birdseye.jpg

chatham_eagle 18-08-2022 07:00 PM

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Originally Posted by west country boy (Post 16600386)
Shaftesbury aka Shaston, one of many of the places his legacy has infected.

Good luck with the move.

I see a former resident was Cnůt the Great, I'll leave the joke to someone else.

west country boy 18-08-2022 07:07 PM

I wouldn't say I'm great.

Maidstoned Eagle 19-08-2022 11:12 AM

Good luck with the move, I hope it goes better tha ours has just been.

Bought a new place, moved in on the FRiday afternoon to find the bastards had stripped the place....light fittings, water heater...even the batteries out of the remote control for the air con, had to get the lawyers involved to get the bastards to replace the water heater.

Since then we've discovered the oven doesnt work, the halogen hob is faulty so one ring doesnt turn off without being reset by turning of the fuse.

To cap it all, we have had to rehome our beutiful Mastin dog as he wouldnt settle in the place and refused to use the large area we had chosen for him to be his "area". As a consequence we have been abused by a dog sanctuary who have slandered us in terms of opur treatment of the dog...theyve been very clever and not used our names in the slander. This has caused a huge amount of stress and strain, divorce is on the cards and my wife is now suffering from depression.

strawberry mivi 19-08-2022 11:35 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16601475)
Done well for a scally, chored Paul Young's guitars..

Eh?

Flinty 19-08-2022 11:38 AM

He was convicted of burgling Paul Young's house years ago.

Richard 19-08-2022 11:39 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16603091)
Good luck with the move, I hope it goes better tha ours has just been.

Bought a new place, moved in on the FRiday afternoon to find the bastards had stripped the place....light fittings, water heater...even the batteries out of the remote control for the air con, had to get the lawyers involved to get the bastards to replace the water heater.

Since then we've discovered the oven doesnt work, the halogen hob is faulty so one ring doesnt turn off without being reset by turning of the fuse.

To cap it all, we have had to rehome our beutiful Mastin dog as he wouldnt settle in the place and refused to use the large area we had chosen for him to be his "area". As a consequence we have been abused by a dog sanctuary who have slandered us in terms of opur treatment of the dog...theyve been very clever and not used our names in the slander. This has caused a huge amount of stress and strain, divorce is on the cards and my wife is now suffering from depression.

Good grief, Pete - sorry to read that liturgy of woe. Hope things improve soon.

Out of interest, how long did you allow for your dog to settle ?

west country boy 19-08-2022 12:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16603091)
Good luck with the move, I hope it goes better tha ours has just been.

Bought a new place, moved in on the FRiday afternoon to find the bastards had stripped the place....light fittings, water heater...even the batteries out of the remote control for the air con, had to get the lawyers involved to get the bastards to replace the water heater.

Since then we've discovered the oven doesnt work, the halogen hob is faulty so one ring doesnt turn off without being reset by turning of the fuse.

To cap it all, we have had to rehome our beutiful Mastin dog as he wouldnt settle in the place and refused to use the large area we had chosen for him to be his "area". As a consequence we have been abused by a dog sanctuary who have slandered us in terms of opur treatment of the dog...theyve been very clever and not used our names in the slander. This has caused a huge amount of stress and strain, divorce is on the cards and my wife is now suffering from depression.

Bloody hell Pedro, that is awful. I have nothing constructive to add I'm afraid but just hope it all gets sorted for the good asap (and thank you).

Maidstoned Eagle 19-08-2022 01:39 PM

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Originally Posted by Richard (Post 16603112)
Good grief, Pete - sorry to read that liturgy of woe. Hope things improve soon.

Out of interest, how long did you allow for your dog to settle ?

We gave him a week, but it was obvious from day one it wasnt going to work. He was a nervy dog anyway, but we had 2000 square metres of land for him to run around in before, we are now in a 3 bed house with a massive area under the house, not a cellar I hasten to add, for him which he just wouldnt enter. My wife and I took turns every night sitting up with him to calm him and reassure him but he just wouldnt have it.

Maz 19-08-2022 01:51 PM

Genuine question. Is a week long enough? I know it took our cat nearly 10 to 12 weeks to even begin to adjust to a new environment.

Maidstoned Eagle 19-08-2022 02:21 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maz (Post 16603291)
Genuine question. Is a week long enough? I know it took our cat nearly 10 to 12 weeks to even begin to adjust to a new environment.

Our cat settled in 2 hours. I cant really emphasise how big Baloo is, he is extremely strong and if anything spooks him all he wants to do is get out, anyway and to anywhere. He took out a heavy wooden gate at our old house, the week he was here he tried to get through a barred window at the front of the house, scratched and pulled down a load of cables that were by the back door where he was trying to claw his way in, he couldve electrcuted himself.

When he was in the house he would charge the front door, scratch at it and pace around the ground floor, and then we had a thunderstorm....he was going to hurt himself and he was so stressed and unsettled, we had to make a decision that was best for him, which is when the dog sanctuary got involved....

Isle of Wight 19-08-2022 05:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16603091)
Good luck with the move, I hope it goes better tha ours has just been.

Bought a new place, moved in on the FRiday afternoon to find the bastards had stripped the place....light fittings, water heater...even the batteries out of the remote control for the air con, had to get the lawyers involved to get the bastards to replace the water heater.

Since then we've discovered the oven doesnt work, the halogen hob is faulty so one ring doesnt turn off without being reset by turning of the fuse.

To cap it all, we have had to rehome our beutiful Mastin dog as he wouldnt settle in the place and refused to use the large area we had chosen for him to be his "area". As a consequence we have been abused by a dog sanctuary who have slandered us in terms of opur treatment of the dog...theyve been very clever and not used our names in the slander. This has caused a huge amount of stress and strain, divorce is on the cards and my wife is now suffering from depression.

Crikey Pete I’m so sorry to read this. I can’t offer any advice just BBS support

Danny_Cheviot 19-08-2022 05:25 PM

Black wheels on blue cars.

Sharkba1t 19-08-2022 05:47 PM

Cats in Dog sanctuaries.

Hedgehog 19-08-2022 08:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16603091)
Good luck with the move, I hope it goes better tha ours has just been.

Bought a new place, moved in on the FRiday afternoon to find the bastards had stripped the place....light fittings, water heater...even the batteries out of the remote control for the air con, had to get the lawyers involved to get the bastards to replace the water heater.

Since then we've discovered the oven doesnt work, the halogen hob is faulty so one ring doesnt turn off without being reset by turning of the fuse.

To cap it all, we have had to rehome our beutiful Mastin dog as he wouldnt settle in the place and refused to use the large area we had chosen for him to be his "area". As a consequence we have been abused by a dog sanctuary who have slandered us in terms of opur treatment of the dog...theyve been very clever and not used our names in the slander. This has caused a huge amount of stress and strain, divorce is on the cards and my wife is now suffering from depression.

Sorry to hear this Peter.

Not what you need when it's stressful enough moving house.

Especial sorry to hear about your dog... poor guy.

CT_Palace 20-08-2022 11:05 PM

Neighbours. Again.

Apparently its ok to have a party in your back garden with a karaoke machine until 3am but if I give the referee a right earful at 10:30am it's worthy of a complaint. Twats.

PeterH 20-08-2022 11:10 PM

Sorry to read about your poor experiences Pete.

little al 22-08-2022 09:30 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by davech (Post 16595268)
Cash points.

The notes always come out upside down/back-to-front and need sorting!

Glad it's not just me

laths 22-08-2022 09:45 AM

Premiership players wages. Obscene !!!!

Oldtown Eagle 22-08-2022 09:47 AM

Paying cash at a self check out and getting all the change in 5p pieces.

Eagle's Nest 22-08-2022 10:11 AM

Can't remember the last time I paid for something in cash.

gold76 22-08-2022 11:40 AM

Paid cash at the barbers this morning, other than that it's usually tap and beep

gold76 22-08-2022 05:21 PM

Camp Lejeune emails- like 5 every day

What is camp Lejeune?

Well according to wikpoodia it's a army base in America

There was a major scandal many moons ago about contaminated water and I heartily sympathise.

But I've never been in the military
Never been to the states
As I was naughty in my youth, they won't let me in anyway so I never will

But still mega spammed by some thunde***** with an email like uuueshgakdka@hdhsakak.com

Yes we all get loads of these on a daily basis, but this is particularly random

Eagle's Nest 22-08-2022 05:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16608410)
Paid cash at the barbers this morning, other than that it's usually tap and beep

Just drugs and high class hookers these days

Eagle's Nest 22-08-2022 05:28 PM

Although I imagine high class hookers carry a chip and pin machine these days.

RazorsEdge 22-08-2022 05:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16608806)
Camp Lejeune emails- like 5 every day

What is camp Lejeune?

Well according to wikpoodia it's a army base in America

There was a major scandal many moons ago about contaminated water and I heartily sympathise.

But I've never been in the military
Never been to the states
As I was naughty in my youth, they won't let me in anyway so I never will

But still mega spammed by some thunde***** with an email like uuueshgakdka@hdhsakak.com

Yes we all get loads of these on a daily basis, but this is particularly random

That is very random to get spammed by.

Mr Statto 22-08-2022 06:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16608806)
Camp Lejeune emails- like 5 every day



What is camp Lejeune?



Well according to wikpoodia it's a army base in America



There was a major scandal many moons ago about contaminated water and I heartily sympathise.



But I've never been in the military

Never been to the states

As I was naughty in my youth, they won't let me in anyway so I never will



But still mega spammed by some thunde***** with an email like uuueshgakdka@hdhsakak.com



Yes we all get loads of these on a daily basis, but this is particularly random

I've been getting Camp Lejeune emails too recently. Makes a chance from the usual ones, which have sadly evolved as I have got older - rather than "Meet hot young singles" I now get erectile dysfunction, hair loss & funeral plans

Oldtown Eagle 22-08-2022 10:57 PM

Gregg Wallace.

Sick Bucket 22-08-2022 11:07 PM

I hate the way the other one says 'Parsta'

Sick Bucket 22-08-2022 11:21 PM

and 'Yo gurt'

ceeby 22-08-2022 11:29 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Oldtown Eagle (Post 16609438)
Gregg Wallace.

Without a doubt.

Hedgehog 23-08-2022 02:42 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by gold76 (Post 16608806)
Camp Lejeune emails- like 5 every day

What is camp Lejeune?

Well according to wikpoodia it's a army base in America

There was a major scandal many moons ago about contaminated water and I heartily sympathise.

But I've never been in the military
Never been to the states
As I was naughty in my youth, they won't let me in anyway so I never will

But still mega spammed by some thunde***** with an email like uuueshgakdka@hdhsakak.com

Yes we all get loads of these on a daily basis, but this is particularly random

I too get the emails, but we also get the TV ads from the class action lawyers on the TV.

Annoying thing about the emails is I can't get them to automatically go to spam/junk. I have to individually delete them as they show up. Getting a few like this recently.

Pidster 23-08-2022 05:48 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sick Bucket (Post 16609443)
I hate the way the other one says 'Parsta'

Torode is a foreign and they speak funny, whereas Wallace is an utter ****.

henryhallandhisbasque 23-08-2022 07:11 AM

People saying snuck..

Maidstoned Eagle 23-08-2022 07:28 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by henryhallandhisbasque (Post 16609782)
People saying snuck..

And hanged, instead of hung

big bad John 23-08-2022 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16609792)
And hanged, instead of hung

I'm sure most men would rather be hung than hanged.;)

PeterH 23-08-2022 04:02 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by henryhallandhisbasque (Post 16609782)
People saying snuck..

I am having a debate with myself about this.

'Wilf snuck in and nicked the ball of the sleeping defender...'

Is that usage a no-no?


Whereas, 'I snuck a snickers today, bloody lovely it was.'

CT_Palace 23-08-2022 04:06 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16609792)
And hanged, instead of hung

Hung for everything except for an execution, then it's hanged.

Little Fozzie 23-08-2022 04:11 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PeterH (Post 16610424)
I am having a debate with myself about this.

'Wilf snuck in and nicked the ball of the sleeping defender...'

Is that usage a no-no?


Whereas, 'I snuck a snickers today, bloody lovely it was.'

'Snuck a snuke up your sniz'?


Polak 23-08-2022 04:12 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Maidstoned Eagle (Post 16609792)
And hanged, instead of hung

Tony Cascarino say "I don't know where he digged that up from"

Reps AJ 23-08-2022 04:17 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Polak (Post 16610446)
Tony Cascarino say "I don't know where he digged that up from"

Tony Cascarino?

You've really digged that up from somewhere

PemboExpress 23-08-2022 04:18 PM

People who say "heighth" rather than "height" particularly irritate me.

CT_Palace 23-08-2022 04:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by PemboExpress (Post 16610456)
People who say "heighth" rather than "height" particularly irritate me.

Aks instead of ask.

Never ever quite understood how that one came about.

Maz 23-08-2022 05:13 PM

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Aks instead of ask.

Never ever quite understood how that one came about.

It's patois origin isn't it?

Maidstoned Eagle 23-08-2022 05:14 PM

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It's patois origin isn't it?

Its West Indian in origin, all my Jamaican mates say "Arkst"

Adlerhorst 23-08-2022 05:18 PM

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And hanged, instead of hung


Maz 23-08-2022 05:38 PM

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Maidstoned Eagle 23-08-2022 05:39 PM

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He's left us hunging

west country boy 23-08-2022 06:23 PM

Presumably Aldershot is in abroad for tax evasion purposes.

Anyway, here's what the son of the co-translator of Asterix has to say:
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Like most Times columnists, I have an account with Twitter, the micro-blogging site, and I’m aware how easy it is for accidents to happen. One did last week with the Ministry of Defence’s official Twitter feed. An MoD employee, presumably confusing the account with a personal one, posted a photograph of the London skyline with the message: “Whoever built these glass monstrosities should be hung for treason.”

The tweet was rapidly deleted but a Telegraph commentator triumphantly pointed out: “It’s hanged.” After the MoD issued a statement regretting the post, he added: “No word on the hung/hanged grammar failure.”

It’s a common view that “hanged” is the correct past and past participle of “hang” when referring to a person whereas “hung” applies to an object. The distinction provides the opening to an episode (“The Great Game”) of the BBC series Sherlock. A convict says: “Mr Holmes, everyone says you’re the best. Without you, I’ll get hung for this.” Holmes replies: “No, no, no, Mr Bewick. Not at all. ‘Hanged’, yes.”

The Telegraph blogger and the consulting detective are mistaken. The distinction between “hanged” and “hung” is not a rule of grammar but a convention of usage. The Oxford English Dictionary sets out a complex history in which “hang” developed from two Old English verbs. “Hanged” was superseded by “hung” in the 16th century, except in the sense of execution — possibly because of the tendency of archaic forms to be retained in legal language.

Even so, notable writers over centuries have used the “hung” form in the way that the Telegraph maintains is ungrammatical. Samuel Pepys records in his diary, for July 4, 1667: “The judge seems to be a worthy man, and able: and do intend, for these rogues that burned this house to be hung in some conspicuous place in the town, for an example.”

In An Address to the People on the Death of the Princess Charlotte, Shelley writes: “The execution of Brandreth, Ludlam, and Turner, is an event of quite a different character from the death of the Princess Charlotte. These men were shut up in a horrible dungeon, for many months, with the fear of a hideous death and of everlasting hell thrust before their eyes; and at last were brought to the scaffold and hung.”

And here is Emily Dickinson: “Upon the gallows hung a wretch,/ Too sullied for the hell/ To which the law entitled him.”

These writers are not making a mistake in saying “hung” instead of “hanged”. They are using a legitimate variant form. The MoD tweeter was doing the same.

By all means maintain a scrupulous distinction between “hanged” and “hung” if you wish. It has no obvious value, however, and is hardly worth troubling with. The reason people insist on this purported rule is probably just that it’s easy to spot when someone breaks it. Many cherished shibboleths of language are like that. They include, but are far from limited to, the imaginary prohibitions on splitting an infinitive, ending a sentence with a preposition, saying “different to” instead of “different from” and using “hopefully” as a sentence adverb. At best, these stipulations are mere stylistic preferences. I recommend ignoring them.

sunshine lucas 23-08-2022 06:28 PM

‘Matty’ Cash

CP-RJW 23-08-2022 06:32 PM

The name Matty


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