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Word Games / Re: schlock
« on: September 19, 2016, 01:13:57 AM »
I got it but then for many years I had a thing about reading novels set in New York's Jewish community.

Words / Re: Sparkling wine
« on: September 03, 2016, 01:04:52 AM »
There was also Denim aftershave in the same era. It is imprinted on my mind as the job I took between school and uni was on a production line at the factory where this stuff was bottled. Getting the little plastic bung into the full bottle was a skill I didn't really master and as a result I went home reeking from the splash back!!

Words / Re: Word suggestion: dosa
« on: August 31, 2016, 12:57:19 AM »
I can honestly say that I have no intention of finding a better curry! Yoghurt is not an option as I am dairy intolerant but I do understand that it works as you say (I am allergic to chilli too which doesn't help!)The area of England that I am originally from and where my collegues subjected me to trial by curry has a large and varied Asian community and of course like any cuisine there are varying standards  and varying degrees of spiciness. I used to "cope" with a mild lamb rogan josh when I had to attend  these events but imagine my joy when in one more upmarket restaurant I discovered a quiet chicken stir fry of a more Chinese persuasion much to my collegues horror!I hasten to add that I love my food and I am an enthusiastic cook so it is not a case of only liking bland old fashioned English dishes.

Words / Re: Word suggestion: dosa
« on: August 08, 2016, 05:17:47 AM »
Oh yes it's the curry I hate ( most men are OK!) For a decade I sold cars and most car salesmen are unreconstructed cave men and/ or big kids but having said that I am now married to one that I worked with (always an exception to every rule as they say)

Words / Re: Word suggestion: dosa
« on: August 08, 2016, 02:04:31 AM »
LES303      You drink lager but you don't like curry??? Not like most British men I have ever come across!!! I hate the stuff but then I am a British female who spent many years working in a macho culture where men drank lager and ate curry as if their lives depended on it and I had to look as if I was one of them if I hoped to fit in. Not easy and thankfully no longer the area I work in.

Words / Re: Spoiler challenge 21 July 16
« on: August 01, 2016, 03:41:53 AM »
I  assume that teachers today fail to pass on all the lovely old ways of learning quirks like stationary and stationery ( E for envelope ) etc. I suppose they could say E for Email if they want to "update " the concept as at least it refers to communication!

Words / Re: fruit and nuts...
« on: June 28, 2016, 01:19:19 AM »
Kendal Mint Cake is made just around the corner from my house. It is VERY minty and is 200% sugar. The posh version is covered in chocolate too.

Words / Re: three suggestions
« on: June 26, 2016, 01:59:34 AM »
Thanks Alan. I will write down these instructions and when I next feel brave enough to voice a suggestion I will follow them. I had looked at Help but I sometimes think I just panic (rather like I did at school when faced with "problems"   oh  those men building walls in x number of hours how they  still haunt my nightmares!!)

Words / Re: three suggestions
« on: June 24, 2016, 11:44:12 PM »
Going back 30 years or so I have had plenty of good Yorkshire bargains from Dewsbury market! I suppose mistal is a dialect word but it seems common enough to me although of course now an old fashioned word.
This has prompted me to mention "lamper" another word which is not accepted on Chi and which could have been played twice in the last week or so. This may also be dialect but I have found some references on the inter net and they tally with my meaning of the word. It is one who goes lamping. Not a particularly nice activity as it is hare or rabbit coursing at night using high powered lights usually mounted  on 4 by 4's. I suppose I should have started a new thread but as I have said on the forum before I am rubbish on the computer and I can reply but I can't work out which button to press to start afresh!!!!!

Whatever / Re: Windows 10 forced upgrade
« on: May 27, 2016, 04:58:28 AM »
When they first offered the free upgrade some months ago we accepted but then discovered that our recently purchased protection cover would not be applicable on Windows 10 so we reverted to Windows 7 as the protection lasts for 12 months. We do intend to buy a new lap top soon and will then have Windows 10 but until then we will certainly look out for sneaky moves!!

Whatever / Re: Birthday Boy!
« on: April 09, 2016, 05:11:16 AM »
Best wishes from one of the less regular forumites!! Have a rest from the endless demands on your time. You must have the patience of a saint to do all the things you do!!!

Word Games / Re: CHI
« on: March 31, 2016, 06:14:10 AM »
I have been anonymous for a while but this post is interesting to me so here goes. With regard to etiquette on chi can I ask why some forum posts get helpful interactive replies and others get ignored? They have to pass the delay test so its not that they are unacceptable comments or questions is it?

Word Games / Re: CHI
« on: March 30, 2016, 08:41:11 PM »
You have cottoned on quicker than I did about the list compilers and computer programme users Les - I just thought they were brilliant and I was far less so!! I think you are right to say we all have to play Chi to our own standards both intellectually and morally. Personally I aim at getting "Best" and the big word and any more is a bonus. I often fail at the big word but my husband (Davmar) usually gets it early on in a game but I can sometimes find more words in total than him. He is not happy if he doesn't get the big word and that is his way of playing. Each to their own but I agree that the challenge of keeping a middle aged brain ticking over and learning a few computer skills is a key thing to me too.

Whatever / Re: Misused words/expressions
« on: February 21, 2016, 12:53:15 AM »
I often imagine that I can hear my late English Master stomping around Heaven pointing out that he was right when he predicted that all it would take to pass an English exam would be to write your name at the top of the paper - and it would not matter if it was not written correctly!!!!!! He was a bit of an old fashioned tyrant but an effective teacher although I make no claims to be correct at all times (possibly however correct more often than some BBC news readers and reporters. I shout at the TV quite often!)

Whatever / Re: Groundhog Day
« on: February 04, 2016, 07:58:55 PM »
How to describe the flavour of Brown Sauce??? Sort of spicy but with the edge taken off by the use of sweeter ingredients too (like dates for instance). Some are a bit too vinegary for me. My favourite is hard to come by as the firm went out of production years ago after the inevitable take over scenario. It is called Hammonds Chop Sauce. The firm had an in house Brass Band  which still survives and as far as I know is still one of the premier Brass Bands in the country. Again I don't know how widely that music genre is known but a number of years ago I had a young Japanese visitor who found this traditional (mainly Northern English) music fascinating when we happened upon an outdoor performance in a traditional park band stand.
My Dad always referred to sauce as dead horse too!!

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