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Words / Re: Laggy
« on: September 09, 2018, 08:43:01 PM »
Why do the computer nerds feel the need to invent words? What may I ask is wrong with the lovely olde worlde word "slow" as in going slowly or slowing down .

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 28, 2018, 12:11:26 AM »
Dara does a funny piece on stockings during an appearance on Live At The Apollo (but I have no idea how you clever folk access these things but maybe it's one to have a look at and possibly pass on to the rest of the forumites?)

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: August 13, 2018, 02:22:45 AM »
The Scots seem to like writing on rock. I remember many moons ago on regular trips across the border seeing a large rock high on a hill top adorned with the welcoming message of English Go Home. This was sometimes painted over and then would reappear. This went on for a number of years and must have taken at least 2 people a considerable amount of effort. It never put me off travelling around Scotland.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 28, 2018, 06:40:13 PM »
If I have used the currency calculator correctly you have to pay 56p in UK Stirling for your plastic bags. About 3 years ago our Government brought in a charge of just 5p. I work in a shop and after 3 years we still have people moaning about paying for a bag!. I will now point out that emigrating to Aus would be a false economy!Personally I always have a bag or two with me and did so even before we were charged for them. My husband also works in a shop and has seen women walking out in a huff carrying underwear in their hands rather than pay 5p!!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: June 03, 2018, 11:56:28 PM »
The Two Ronnies  "four candles" script sold at auction the other day for 28000 (it had sold in 2007 for 48500 after it had appeared on the BBC's Antiques Roadshow). It consists of 4 hand pages hand written by Ronnie Barker.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 28, 2018, 01:55:57 AM »
As I had the idea of a dinner party list  I suppose I should give mine but when I start to compile the list I now realise that a lot of mine are quite parochial and as we have a world stage on the forum this is causing me a problem. Regarding whether or not your guests need to get on with each other - well does that matter? Indeed do I have to "get on with " my guests? I think this type of hypothetical gathering may benefit from a bit of friction or controversy.
I would start my selection with Stephen Fry but I have no idea how well known he is outside of the UK but he has made a programme in which he traveled around the the USA. He is an extremely educated man with strong opinions and would be sure to ruffle some peoples feathers.
To keep my husband happy we would need a Formula One driver. He would probably ask  for it to be Lewis Hamilton but I would push for Daniel Ricardo - lovely to look at for me (and fun) and F1 info for the hubby!
Who else? Not sure at the moment but as my idea evolved from a discussion about Martin Shaw I suppose he would be the 3rd choice.
Finally I need to let another woman share the table. Maybe I could be allowed to resurrect  a lady I admire? If so it would be Barbara Castle a British politician of yesteryear and the woman who really should have been our first female PM (not Maggie). I always feel that she really knew how to handle male colleagues and also that she would not have squashed all the other women around her like MT did in order to make herself look good. I am not a political person ( I rarely vote) but I think this would be an opportunity to learn a thing or two.
Well I hope this is a list that travels at least part way around Chi world.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 26, 2018, 02:23:08 AM »
Oh swoon!!!!!!!!! Martin Shaw. Curly haired and fit in The Professionals or grey and distinguished (but naughty!) in Judge John Deed I don't care!.First crush on a TV actor and I would still have him sat at my fictional Dinner Party Table.
Hey maybe when we finish remembering TV programmes we could list our guests at a fictional dinner party?Say 4 or 5 for dinner?

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 25, 2018, 04:24:08 AM »
I stand corrected Linda. I think I believed the TV guides at the time of the last in the series. Should never believe what the papers say!!

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: May 25, 2018, 01:45:03 AM »
We like most cop or detective type programmes but New Tricks is probably the abiding favourite as the interaction between the main characters provides some great moments and many of these are good comic relief from the serious story lines.
Loved Morse when it was on and enjoy an occasional repeat. If I remember correctly the only time we hear that Morse was called Endeavour is when Lewis goes to the either the mortuary  or the undertakers to pay his respects.Give the Endeavour series a go as they are well crafted and in the original Morse series he does refer to Inspector Thursday as his early mentor and the way this is relationship is portrayed reflects on the Morse / Lewis pairing.
I also agree about Joan Hicksons portrayal of Miss Marple. Some of the other series did not have enough faux naivete that I feel is essential in this character.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: April 27, 2018, 06:24:33 PM »
Victoria Wood has been a firm favourite for many years and I was trying to post a suggestion for the Ballad of Barry and Freda when we had the forum problem the other day. My favourite line being "beat me on the bottom with my Woman's Weekly" !!!!! No reason (honestly!) just has me giggling every time!

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Word Games / Re: Re-usable letters?
« on: March 21, 2018, 03:55:54 AM »
I'd probably give it a go too

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: February 19, 2018, 02:51:50 AM »
I once had a very young Japanese student to stay for a few days and he asked me to explain cricket! After a heroic attempt that failed dismally I sent him back to Japan with a T shirt containing that summary but I doubt he was any the wiser! I imagine he would have been even more confused if it had been printed in Yorkshire dialect a la Geoff Boycott.

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Words / Re: Barista
« on: February 18, 2018, 03:37:13 AM »
In the UK one of the large coffee chains puts new staff in T shirts with "Trainee Barista" printed on them and I expect that this is one of the reasons that some people now think it is quite a common word.

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Word Games / Re: How did you get here?
« on: February 08, 2018, 02:43:25 AM »
I did an internet search for word games too. Tried one called Tompaton but that is very frustrating as it allows proper nouns too and as it is international some of the names are impossible to guess! Chi was a godsend when I stumbled upon it.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« on: January 27, 2018, 04:16:51 AM »
Members of the Theakston family returned to the brewing of good ales a number of years after selling out. They make a number of different ones but Black Sheep is in my opinion one of the best.

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