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by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:51
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10369
Views: 439769

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
17 Sep 2019, 02:55
I've got to give it to you Gloria, you are so close and it's not well known. The word is shooks.
Next one?
Was that what Elvis Presley was singing about.
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I dont think I will be going with the LibDems, they still bundle in some things I cannot agree with in their policies, If their is a GE soon I dont think there is a radical socialist option going in my bit of Stockport so I might waste a vote on the Greens.
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:36
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3318
Views: 174262

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Given that TV has given us, Masterchef, The Pottery Throwdown, The Sewing Bee one, Bake-Off and the apprentice (huh!), maybe its time for Cobbler/Paternoster the professionals to be televised - those lads and ladies from the Repair Shop would be in with a shout.
by Whyperion
17 Sep 2019, 06:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 49
Views: 714

Re: Seen in the News

BBC Website "The UK's international trade secretary has apologised to a court for two breaches of a pledge not to licence exports to Saudi Arabia that could be used in the Yemen conflict." Ministers promised to stop approving shipments in June after a challenge by campaigners at the Court of Appeal....
by Whyperion
14 Sep 2019, 00:01
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 49
Views: 714

Re: Seen in the News

From the BBC Website of Today Here are the 69 English towns, cities and districts that will benefit from the government's £95m regeneration fund: North West: Barrow in Furness Lancaster Maryport, Cumbria Blackpool Fleetwood Kirkham Ormskirk Prescot Chester Bacup, Rossendale Burnley Stalybridge Tylde...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 23:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I had a short think about the current parliament, in short the Supreme Court will be asked to rule on the constitutional conumdrum of whom can call the big shots in the UK democracy, Parliament, or 'The Government'. So far as I can make out having a 'Government' in the main confirs the right to twis...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 23:27
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1659
Views: 103081

Re: GOOD TV

Finally notice the BBC trailer for "World on Fire" a dramatisation of the early days of WW2. Interesting for covering the Poland / UK connection via personal story of a translator in Poland, then looks like it goes up to about the Battle of Britain via Dunkirk, told in the main from 'personal', smal...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 21:15
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 49
Views: 714

Re: Seen in the News

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-49694516

US and Brazil agree an Amazon economic development programme.

hopefully this strikes a balance between sustainable profitable employment in the region and bio-diversity (including suitable uses for things we have not found yet ?)
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Returning to Yellowhammer, in theory, depending on other trade deals, some food prices could fall, indeed the EU could even dump some of its Food surpluses on us selling below cost like they do to some of Africa. Riots - unlikely. Fishing- with or without any deal English Fishing would be limited to...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173740

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

As anyone who has watched QI, things like Blackberries and Raspberrys are not Berries ( defined as a seed encased in a outer soft casing ), but droops (or Drupes) where the individual seeds again are encased in soft casing, but is loosely joined to an adjacent casing or druplet. Some twitter errors ...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1509
Views: 108528

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Could you talk, or communicate, with Bacteria, or other single cell organisms ? has anyone tried ? do they all act as individuals or is there any collective communication (electrical, light, sound, motion or chemical between them as same species, different species or genological variants ?) Hmm, int...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1990
Views: 148273

Re: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!

There is some kind of calcuation of GDP that includes Govt Expenditure, in increasing Govt Spending it ups GDP, I think the treasury has poss estimated the required post austerity increase in spending that can be sneaked in to up the GDP to negate any apparent recession ( there might be an economic ...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:19
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3542
Views: 165031

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

For what it's worth, my virtual two-pennyworth goes to 2b, that is, the advice to children who were learning to write. "[/i] But how does that relate to Good Manners / Speak when you are Spoken To ? Its not Peas (greenish, round, garden), or Cues (cumbers - garden long ) = Speaking of which I have ...
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:15
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3318
Views: 174262

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

most gardens had either a wrecked car or rubbish in them.
Try some of the estates in Croydon, mostly native englishers, the WI immigrant families are the ones that get dressed up in the Sunday Finest to the local churches of their choice. Perhaps the biggest difference between the USA and the UK.
by Whyperion
13 Sep 2019, 20:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93078

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

What is the balance - this could also go in seen in the news, or science threads, or energy
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-49567197
by Whyperion
02 Sep 2019, 20:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

BBC Reports that Johnson hints there may be a deal to be done sometime just after Oct 17th, but only if parliament does not rule out no deal. (what kind of deal, what does he think can change- is he delusioned, a liar, or a genius). I am not convinced that the EU would in any way be persuaded to add...
by Whyperion
29 Aug 2019, 15:27
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

In some ways ChangeUK or whatever were not prepared for what has happened, there is some thinking in mind that the first rabble that formed changeUK were not the kind of folk I was bothered about, but with the likes of (experienced, if not always right, Lord Young, voicing disconcerns), there may be...
by Whyperion
29 Aug 2019, 06:57
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Earby from the Air in 1948
Replies: 12
Views: 184

Re: Earby from the Air in 1948

I didn't know of the Cambridge University Air Photo Collection or collecting! I have not searched the other two main air sites. Airfilms (?) is a private operation, I think they took photos then attempted to sell them to the farm , industry and householders as their main commercial photographing. Th...
by Whyperion
28 Aug 2019, 22:50
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1659
Views: 103081

Re: GOOD TV

I usually enjoy watching Who Do You Think You Are but have just switched off in disgust at Kate Winslet's histrionics at finding the child of an ancestor died at 5 years old in the early 19th century. Wow, that was unusual. Paul Merton's on tonight. Interesting story only really going back a few (w...
by Whyperion
28 Aug 2019, 22:40
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173740

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:
28 Aug 2019, 04:23
As I remember it the word was used for any kind of small bag. I think it was only used for flexible containers like bags.
Pig-In-A-Poke (a bad bargain)
Hokey Pokey ( Sugar bases crunchy confectionery- often sold in paper bags and some times coated with a chocolate flavour finish)
by Whyperion
28 Aug 2019, 21:43
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7073
Views: 316934

Re: POLITICS CORNER

And privately Trump is getting worried about the US finances. He knows as well as anyone else that they are on a knife edge. That's why he has been pushing for an interest rate cut. He doesn't want trouble taking the shine off next year's election. That's why he needs a trade deal with the UK. 66 d...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 17:17
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: Weavers wanted!
Replies: 10
Views: 257

Re: Weavers wanted!

I wonder in what context the story of weavers fits in his thoughts ? It seems clear that the move from self-employed weaving at a good rate to working in mechanised factories gave a great change, but in and around the Barnoldswick area the weaving sheds were organised as much on a co-operative or lo...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 17:10
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 3318
Views: 174262

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

If you think of the likes of Food Banks, there is nothing new, we take the Jewish Bibilical instruction not to take the margins/edges of the fields and leave them for those without land or income to harvest and winnow, additionally from that which was harvested (fruits or grains), aside from the 10%...
by Whyperion
02 Aug 2019, 16:57
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93078

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Rather depends how far along the chain you put CO2 into Human Related. (Eg the clearence of Rain Forest For Cattle Ranching ). Indeed there is further impact of the actions of Humans of Taking Out things that are CO2 reducing is this included in the human addition of CO2 or not ? And, like many thin...

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