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Word Games / Re: problem with the game?
« on: January 27, 2009, 09:42:34 AM »

I used to use Firefox too, Birdy, but had various niggling problems. Changed to Opera, which I really liked, but then it started crashing on a regular basis. Using Google Chrome at the moment, although it's only a Beta version, and has a few disadvantages. What I really want is a browser that combines all the best bits of the others!  :D

Word Games / Re: problem with the game?
« on: January 26, 2009, 11:37:45 PM »
Well I'll be!  I watched the tennis as you suggested, O GAGL, and then had a sudden inspiration. I've just started to use Internet Explorer again after a long gap. Decided to switch browsers and try Chi again, and there was no problem! What a relief...........I shall NOT be using IE from now on.

Word Games / Re: problem with the game?
« on: January 26, 2009, 08:26:49 PM »

This is TERRIBLE ! This is HORRENDOUS ! This could be the end of civilization as we know it!
I cannot play the game AT ALL. The moment I enter any letter, it switches to an old game or a random game.
GAGL, I beg of you, HELP ME!  :'( :'( :'( :'(

Word Games / Re: problem with the game?
« on: January 25, 2009, 08:02:05 PM »
Aaaaaargh!  I have exactly the same problem. I put in 2 or 3 letters and then I'm suddenly switched to an old game. I always use the mouse, rather than the keyboard, and it's never happened to me before. Until I saw Birdy's post, I thought it was my computer.............

Whatever / Re: Forumites changing light bulbs -- a humorous thread!
« on: January 22, 2009, 08:10:12 AM »
The following is a telephone exchange between a hotel guest and room-service, at a hotel in Asia,
which was recorded and published in the Far East Economic Review:

(It really needs to be read out loud!)


Room Service (RS): "Morrin. Roon sirbees."

Guest (G): "Sorry, I thought I dialed room-service."

RS: "Rye..Roon sirbees..morrin! Jewish to oddor sunteen??"

G: "Uh..yes..I'd like some bacon and eggs."

RS: "Ow July den?"

G: "What??"

RS: "Ow July den?...pryed, boyud, poochd?"

G : "Oh, the eggs! How do I like them? Sorry, scrambled please."

RS: "Ow July dee baykem? Crease?"

G: "Crisp will be fine."

RS : "Hokay. An Sahn toes?"

G: "What?"

RS:"An toes. July Sahn toes?"

G: "I don't think so."

RS: "No? Judo wan sahn toes??"

G: "I feel really bad about this, but I don't know what 'judo wan sahn toes' means."

RS: "Toes! toes!...Why jew on juan toes? Ow bow Anglish moppin we bodder?"

G: "English muffin!! I've got it! You were saying Toast.' Fine.
Yes, an English muffin will be fine."

RS: "We bodder?"

G: "No...just put the bodder on the side."

RS: "Wad?"

G: "I mean butter...just put it on the side."

RS: "Copy?"

G:  Excuse me?"

RS:  Copy...tea...meel?"

G: "Yes. Coffee, please, and that's all."

RS: "One Minnie. Scramah egg, crease baykem, Anglish moppin we bodder on sigh and copy....rye??"

G: "Whatever you say."

RS: Tenjewberrymuds."

G : "You're very welcome."

Whatever / Re: Forumites changing light bulbs -- a humorous thread!
« on: January 09, 2009, 03:32:49 PM »

This is an essay written by Hugh Gallagher when applying to New York University. He graduated from NYU in May 1994. In 1995, this essay was reprinted in The Guardian.

Are there any significant experiences you have had, or accomplishments you have realised, that have helped to define you as a person?

I am a dynamic figure, often seen scaling walls and crushing ice. I have been known to remodel train stations on my lunch breaks, making them more efficient in the area of heat retention. I translate ethnic slurs for Cuban refugees, I write award-winning operas, I manage time efficiently. Occasionally, I tread water for three days in a row.

I woo women with my sensuous and god-like trombone playing. I can pilot bicycles up severe inclines with unflagging speed, and I cook Thirty-Minute Brownies in 20 minutes. I am an expert in stucco, a veteran in love and an outlaw in Peru.

Using only a hoe and a large glass of water, I once single-handedly defended a small village in the Amazon Basin from a horde of ferocious army ants. I play bluegrass cello...I am the subject of numerous documentaries. When I'm bored, I build large suspension bridges in my yard. I enjoy urban hang-gliding. On Wednesdays, after school, I repair electrical appliances free of charge.

I am an abstract artist, a concrete analyst, and a ruthless bookie. Critics worldwide swoon over my original line of corduroy evening wear. I don't perspire, I am a private citizen, yet I receive fan mail...Last summer I toured New Jersey with a travelling centrifugal force demonstration...My deft floral arrangements have earned me fame in international botany circles. Children trust me.

I can hurl tennis rackets at small moving objects with deadly accuracy. I once read Paradise Lost, Moby Dick, and David Copperfield in one day and still had time to refurbish an entire dining room that evening. I have performed several covert operations for the CIA. I sleep once a week; when I do sleep, I sleep in a chair. While on vacation in Canada, I successfully negotiated with a group of terrorists who had seized a small bakery. The laws of physics do not apply to me.

I balance, I weave, I dodge, I frolic, and my bills are all paid. On weekends, to let off steam, I participate in full-contact origami. Years ago, I discovered the meaning of life but forgot to write it down. I have made extraordinary four-course meals using only a mouli and a toaster oven. I breed prize-winning clams. I have won bullfights in San Juan, cliff-diving competitions in Sri Lanka, and spelling bees at the Kremlin. I have played Hamlet, I have performed open heart surgery, and I have spoken with Elvis. But I have not yet gone to college.

Whatever / Re: Forumites changing light bulbs -- a humorous thread!
« on: January 02, 2009, 08:48:43 PM »

Haven't had a lot of time to look in on the forum, thanks to Christmas and New Year, but I thought you might like this email I received from my father. Since getting a computer, he and Mum have had a ball, and silly emails have been winging their way back and forth.
Bear in mind that Dad was a pilot with BEA for many years, before they became British Airways. He swears that these are true stories!

The scene. Manchester airport where I am waiting to operate the Man. Birmingham Paris service but have delayed the flight for one hour due thick fog in Brum. (Birmingham)
Phone call from pompous little Duty Officer in Brum, anxious to get rid of his passengers without having to feed them "Captain, the weather is improving, I've been out on the tarmac and you can see the sun"
Me, "I suppose that makes the visibility 93 million effing miles then, we'll take off at once".

The scene. Manchester airport. I am on about 2 mile finals to touch down.
Control tower "Reports of large flocks of birds flying backwards and forwards across final approach"
Me. "Forwards I'll believe"

The scene. Dublin airport.
Having diverted into Dublin on a London to Shannon flight and with the Shannon weather now improving (93 million miles) we taxi out for take off.
Control  " Bealine Pappa Juliet  is cleared at flight level 260 on Blue 2 ,left turn after take off and avoiding the Ballymuck firing area"
As it is not on our charts the F.O (Flight Officer) has to ask what it is and it's position.  (Please adopt a very Irish accent )....".Well now it's the Irish army firing up to 40,000 feet and it lies about 15 miles, I tell a lie, that would be 12 miles S.S west ... hang on now, me mate says it's.....oh well, they're not very good shots anyway, you're clear for take off"

Lots and lots of love from her indoors and me,Dad.

Whatever / Re: Piccy of the day
« on: December 28, 2008, 11:01:06 PM »

Aren't they just ? Pity the average home garden can't have one !

Words / Re: Demotions?
« on: December 28, 2008, 08:21:23 PM »

Tarn is a word I know well, but I think it might  only be used in the U.K.
Natter.....I'm really surprised that it isn't used in the USA......I thought it was worldwide!

Whatever / Re: Piccy of the day
« on: December 28, 2008, 08:07:06 PM »

Whatever / Re: Piccy of the day
« on: December 28, 2008, 08:06:33 PM »

Whatever / Re: Piccy of the day
« on: December 28, 2008, 09:04:03 AM »

Words / Re: sproing!
« on: December 24, 2008, 09:25:56 PM »

Even if it weren't a word, it ought to be. How onomatopoeic can you get, after all ? Sproing is the sort of word that describes the difficult-to-describe, doesn't it ?

Whatever / Merry Christmas!
« on: December 24, 2008, 08:36:55 PM »

To all my forumates I wish a very happy Christmas, and a prosperous New Year. Thanks to you all for the laughs, the information and the fun.
I really hope that 2009 proves to be a great year for us all. If it doesn't, we can at least come here to the forum and have a good moan.
Special thanks to Alan for making all these friendships possible. Goodonyermate!

Say Hello / Re: Giftata - Hight Quality DVD Store
« on: December 23, 2008, 11:48:58 PM »

                                                           GO FORTH AND MULTIPLY

                                                                                           (In other words, f#*% off)

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