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Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on October 21, 2021, 05:29:39 AM »

We got home from dog training last night just before a big storm broke.  Luckily we have been spared the hail they have been getting in North Qld.

Hi Again Jack

Sounds like you got home in the nick of time! The hailstones sound unbelievable :o  I looked up 16 cms & it's more than 6 inches.  That's enough to do serious damage to people & property.  We had a storm in the Midlands a while back & the hailstones, nothing like as big as that, did considerable damage to cars.  Especially windscreens.

I have an answer to your rebus.  Don't have the foggiest idea if it's right or not - I  suspect not :laugh:

Going to give the litte grey cell a small work out then watch some toot telly!
Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Ozzyjack on October 21, 2021, 04:45:16 AM »
Hi Pen,

We got home from dog training last night just before a big storm broke.  Luckily we have been spared the hail they have been getting in North Qld.

Australian record set as giant 16cm hailstones hammer North Queensland

Queensland: Tornadoes one day, 16cm hailstones the next.

A north Queensland community has been belted with hailstones the size of which Australia has never seen.

A new Australian hail record is believed to have been set after giant ice stones pelted Yalboroo, north of Mackay, on Tuesday afternoon, smashing windshields and drawing the attention of international weather watchers.

The Bureau of Meteorology said it had seen credible footage of hail measuring 16cm in diameter, which would top the previous record of 14cm set in Brisbane’s southwestern suburbs about the same time last year.

It’s very impressive – obviously not for the residents underneath it – but some very impressive hail,” senior meteorologist Dean Narramore said.

We saw some photos of hail next to a tape measure, the team will be looking at that to see if we can verify it.”

Social media was flooded with images of hailstones, some clearly bigger than an adult’s hand.

That’s not hail. That’s more like a glacier,” Karen Gillick wrote on the Higgins Storm Chaser Facebook page.

Blue got himself a seniors' GPS. Not only does it tell him how to get to his destination, it tells him why he wanted to go there.

Blue is amused by people who wonder whether the glass is half empty or half full.  He says they are missing the point.  The glass is refillable



My rebus is a 2003 gripping new medieval Scottish mystery from the leading author of the genre.

Margaret Kerr of Perth is living in Edinburgh with her uncle Murdoch during the summer of 1297. She'd come to search for her long-absent husband who is in the service of Robert the Bruce. Margaret herself is still loyal to the deposed King John Balliol.

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I’ll leave you with this thought
Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on October 20, 2021, 11:42:58 PM »
Hi Jack

Greetings from Milton Keynes hospital :)  Another busy day!

My offering today is a play which was first staged in the 1960's.  Think this will be easy peasy ;D

#3'1 #6 #2 #8 #5



A minister gave a talk to the Lions Club on sex. When he got home, he couldn't tell his wife that he had spoken on sex, so he said he had discussed horse riding with the members.
A few days later, she ran into some men at the shopping centre and they complimented her on the speech her husband had made.
She said, "Yes, I heard. I was surprised about the subject matter, as he's only tried it twice. The first time he got so sore he could hardly walk, and the second time he fell off."

ps I forgot to say earlier I thought your rebus yesterday was a cracker :)
Words / Re: Word suggestion: natto
« Last post by Alan W on October 20, 2021, 05:25:03 PM »
You're right. It is a word, known to Merriam-Webster, online Oxford, etc. A recent appearance in the news was in an AFP story from last August about the world's oldest ironman, 88 year old Hiromu Inada:

His diet is also designed to keep him fighting fit, consisting mostly of fish, vegetables, miso soup, seaweed and natto, a fermented soybean dish.

I'll add it as a rare word.
Words / Monday 18 October 7-by-many puzzle
« Last post by ridethetalk on October 20, 2021, 12:09:37 AM »
INCONTINUITY – I don’t know about this one but it seems like it could be a word…
Words / Re: Username
« Last post by pat on October 19, 2021, 09:08:16 PM »
Thanks, Alan.
Words / Re: Sunday 3 October Challenge SCRAPPIER puzzle
« Last post by ridethetalk on October 19, 2021, 08:54:03 PM »
I was truly astonished that this was not commonly known to people here - perhaps it is my handyman status that makes this so well known to me.

Yes, I'm a handyman - I live here; you can't get any handier than that!!!
Whatever / Re: More or Les (was Bloody Plurals)
« Last post by Hobbit on October 19, 2021, 07:39:33 PM »
Hi Jack

I have an answer for your rebus but have no idea if I'm right!  I'll sit patiently & wait for the spoiler :laugh:

I found a funny expression by accident this morning.  It hails from your neck of the woods & it really tickled me.  If, on the off chance, Les is still tuning in he'll appreciate it :)

#2 #3 #4 #1 #5 #4


Paddy took 2 stuffed dogs to the Antiques Roadshow.
"Ooh," said the presenter. "This is a very rare set produced by the celebrated Johns Brothers taxidermists who operated in London at the turn of the last century. Do you have any idea what they would fetch if they were in good condition?"
"Sticks" said Paddy.

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