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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by les303 on Today at 06:24:15 PM »



Hi Les
 I'm not sure you have salad cream in your neck of woods.  Linda & I love it - has to be Heinz :laugh:  When I'm watching the telly later I will be enjoying a glass or 2 of what Jack calls my pink muck :laugh:
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Yes Pen, we do have many varieties of " salad creams " which we refer to as mayonnaise.
I think that we even have a few places in Australia who still manufacture Heinz products here.
Heinz is a brand that i grew up with so it has been around forever & i always just assumed that it was an Australian owned company although i vaguely remember reading somewhere that they were bought out by an American company many years ago.
So i was a bit surprised to hear that Heinz is so popular in the U.k. but you are probably going to tell me that i have this entirely wrong & Heinz is an English owned company.
Not that it really matters who controls the company these days, i just enjoy their products, many items in my pantry bear the Heinz label. ( including mayo )

Jack might have to stock up on some  " pink muck " for himself, to get him through cleaning up all of the " yellow & brown muck " until the puppies are fully toilet trained.



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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Ozzyjack on Today at 03:52:08 PM »
Hi Pen,

I liked your cartoons better.


Looks like Kimmy is sleepier than me

The boys are going to have to learn martial arts.

   

ďI wouldnít be rough like thatĒ

   


And Iíll leave you with Fitzyís Joke of the week.

A young man, thrown into a prolonged period of self-isolation with his elderly grandmother, is looking feverishly about the house and finally can stand it no longer. He shouts from his room, ''Granny, have you seen my pills? I put them in your old headache-tablet bottle and marked them LSD.''

ďBugger your pills,Ē Granny responds from down the hall, ďhave you seen all the dragons playing trombones in the kitchen


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Words / Re: Empiric inconsistency?
« Last post by blackrockrose on Today at 02:41:10 PM »
Thank you Alan.
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Words / Re: Empiric inconsistency?
« Last post by Alan W on Today at 02:31:40 PM »
The OED lists many senses for empiric, as both noun and adjective, but almost all of them are labeled as rare, obsolete or historical. As far as I can see the main current use of empiric is in specialist medical writings, as an adjective for medical treatments based solely on empirical results, where the reason for the treatment's effectiveness is unknown or uncertain. E.g. "empiric antibiotic therapy".

In more general contexts, empirical is used vastly more often than empiric. I think empiric should certainly remain in the rare category.

What about empiricist? It's certainly not as common as empirical. And like empiric, it is often found in academic publications. However, while empiric is almost always used in medical journals, empiricist, as both noun and adjective, appears in a great variety of scholarly writings, including publications dedicated to psychology, philosophy, political science, literature, legal studies, physics, etc. I even found the word in the Journal of Sex Research.

Is empiricist a word Chi players would probably know? Maybe it's a bit borderline, but I'm leaning these days to the view that things may as well be left as they are unless there seems to be a compelling reason to change. So I'm not satisfied empiricist should change from its common classification.
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Today at 02:15:13 AM »
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Itís Saturday afternoon and Iíve decided to stop doing jobs and have the rest of the day relaxing.  I tried to keep up with Les on the 7-by-many and I am so out of practice that I had to give up.  So, I thought I might find something funny that I havenít seen before.

Oh well !!  Iím out of practice at that too.


Hi Jack. Sorry but I'd have to disagree with you.  They were all funny & we hadn't seen any of them before :laugh:

It's another hot & humid day here.  Worse since the sun went in about half an hour ago & there's not a puff of air :(
Remind me of this when I'm complaining about the cold in the winter!

        

Leave you with a small random assortment.  I'm going to melt into a puddle!



ps we haven't had any pups for a few days...
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Whatever / Re: Looney Les's Lucky Listings
« Last post by les303 on Yesterday at 06:05:07 PM »
The Results - bit of a mixed bag again ;

South Pacific was terrible, started odds on but finished about tenth & that was the end of my "all up " gone in the first leg.
But if you backed Gamekeeper at the early odds, you should be way in front, his run was terrific, finishing third in a very good first up run which was well short of his preferred distance  ( follow this bloke as he gets out to longer distances, i reckon that he is a potential superstar )
Dogmatic, disappointed finishing fifth.
Octane won easily & i suspect that they will now keep him at Flemington to progress through the grades, continue to back him, another potential superstar.

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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on Yesterday at 05:37:33 PM »
I was just going to tell Linda to enjoy her lovely lazy day & your message popped up Christine. I sympathise as I have to wear navy polyester blouse & black trousers to work. Perfect if you want to sweat! Just think about Monday & 3 days off🙂
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by cmh on Yesterday at 05:29:50 PM »
Currently basking in sunshine wearing cool dress but sadly going into work at noon and will have to don black trousers and a black t shirt. GRRR!!
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Linda on Yesterday at 05:00:27 PM »
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Kendal is lovely & the people are very friendly.

Kendal is quite lovely.  I used to go to the tech college there when I was a very young teenager.  Had lodgings on Burneside Road and have spent many a happy Friday evening at the Brewery where they used to have 'Rock Night'!!  Happy days! 

It looks like today might be a scorcher - yesterday was warm but cloudy but we have a brilliant blue sky today - will make the most of it.  Chair in garden, cool drink and good book .. bliss!!  >:D
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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Ozzyjack on Yesterday at 04:47:37 PM »
Hi Pen,

Itís Saturday afternoon and Iíve decided to stop doing jobs and have the rest of the day relaxing.  I tried to keep up with Les on the 7-by-many and I am so out of practice that I had to give up.  So, I thought I might find something funny that I havenít seen before.

     

     

Oh well !!  Iím out of practice at that too.

Your telco jokes were spot on.  I think I was too tired to get angry.  They use COVID-19 as an excuse for their tardiness.

Must go.  Itís wine Oíclock.
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