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by catgate
05 Dec 2012, 10:10
Forum: General Discussions About The Site
Topic: The time is upon us.
Replies: 58
Views: 9675

Re: The time is upon us.

Good luck to you, young sir.
by catgate
22 Nov 2012, 22:47
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: School Dinners - Good and Bad Memories ?
Replies: 52
Views: 13018

Re: School Dinners - Good and Bad Memories ?

Sunray10 wrote:. My mother often tells me this "Sally Army sells fish ........:

"Selfish" was how we always understood it.
by catgate
19 Nov 2012, 16:41
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: School Dinners - Good and Bad Memories ?
Replies: 52
Views: 13018

Re: School Dinners - Good and Bad Memories ?

The tops of our school milk were cardboard, after washing they were handy for making wool pompoms. We used to get orange juice & cold liver oil in the afternoons - when I was monitor I made sure there was only orange juice when it came to my turn!! I remember those cardboard tops for school milk. T...
by catgate
17 Nov 2012, 22:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: School Dinners - Good and Bad Memories ?
Replies: 52
Views: 13018

Re: School Dinners - Good and Bad Memories ?

I went to grammar school in Bradford during the war. We had a school kitchen and "dining room" and vile comestibles. The country also had serious food rationing. The most memorable thing about school dinners was seeing the way the cooks used to come in the morning with empty shopping baskets and the...
by catgate
14 Nov 2012, 10:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8947
Views: 400887

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It is a universal anti nose picking glove. These were issued to weavers who were weaving parachute material during the war, so that they did not soil the fabric with nose pickings. The were informed that they should use the picking sticks which were provided with each loom.
by catgate
08 Nov 2012, 13:18
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8947
Views: 400887

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS Post Author: Tizer » Thu Nov 08, 2012 11:10 am I think Catgate would have replied to the last two mystery objects with `ruler'! I have not replied to most of the above items because they are not particularly "mystery".( In fact I have several of the engineering items featured an...
by catgate
26 Sep 2012, 20:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8947
Views: 400887

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tizer wrote:...I've got several tools with his name on them, Catty!
Proof that the old saying "It pays to advertise." is obviously true.
by catgate
26 Sep 2012, 09:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8947
Views: 400887

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Stanley wrote:
Now then, what's special about that wire brush?
It belongs to Stanley.



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by catgate
23 Sep 2012, 16:48
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2232
Views: 159647

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

"Eat them cold Tripps,they're very nice !!" Why do I get the feeling that I'm being led into a trap here? Perhaps the !! :grin: Anyway Tesco were sold out yesterday, so perhaps a lucky escape? I will try again though. Despite my name though, I couldn't eat tripe, and oysters are definitely not on t...
by catgate
22 Sep 2012, 08:03
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8947
Views: 400887

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Arthur and Albert
by catgate
18 Sep 2012, 21:16
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: IPad
Replies: 66
Views: 11741

Re: IPad

Tizer wrote:Isn't it strange how people want bigger and bigger TV screens but smaller and smaller computer screens?
Very astute observation there, kind sir.
I have a feeling it is all related to the size of the brain and the controlling ego, and of course their reciprocity.
by catgate
09 Sep 2012, 09:23
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8947
Views: 400887

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Clog iron nails.
by catgate
31 Aug 2012, 15:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Drop Kerbs
Replies: 6
Views: 1783

Re: Drop Kerbs

Little Miss Muffet sat on her buffet to eat her kerbs away.
by catgate
15 Aug 2012, 21:14
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: Spam email
Replies: 115
Views: 17022

Re: Spam email

Yes, Sue, I have just had one :- Hello catgate, The following is an e-mail sent to you by ofmercy via your account on "OneGuyFromBarlick". If this message is spam, contains abusive or other comments you find offensive please contact the webmaster of the board at the following address: webmaster@oneg...
by catgate
14 Jul 2012, 21:51
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: Where have you all gone to?
Replies: 97
Views: 15800

Re: Where have you all gone to?

Nice to see this problem being addressed constructively. My favourite radio programme is Woman's Hour on which the depth of discussion on a broad range of topics is a wonderful example. Everything from medical advice to why M&S bras are more 'push-uppier' to quote one young lady. No problem on ther...
by catgate
12 May 2012, 18:25
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9243
Views: 454300

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I was interested in this :-
http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=48616
It is another one to scorn.....or take seriously.
by catgate
30 Apr 2012, 10:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5664
Views: 285037

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Whyperion wrote:..... 100% support ......
The phrase that is usually used is "full support" and that in reality means a jock strap,
by catgate
26 Apr 2012, 20:40
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1724
Views: 138350

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

Here's one to make you chuckle...or not.

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=47619
by catgate
25 Apr 2012, 11:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1017
Views: 84810

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

I find it sad to hear Catty referring to `false science' and especially implying James Lovelock might have been `doing it all for profit'. I have reread my post and can not see where I have maligned Lovelock. I did write ".... and the worlds populations must obey the new priests of Gaia in order to...
by catgate
25 Apr 2012, 10:26
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9243
Views: 454300

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I was attracted by this:- " Asian tiger mosquito 'set for UK ' Rutland and Stamford Mercury - ‎41 minutes ago ‎ A mosquito that spreads tropical diseases including dengue fever may be poised to invade the UK because of climate change, experts from Liverpool have warned." I wonder who has informed it...
by catgate
24 Apr 2012, 19:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1017
Views: 84810

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Having read up on the Gaia theory/philosphy/hypothesis because I was clueless, from my reading it would be more in line with climate change sceptics views than advocates. Viewing the earth as a self regulating entity certainly doesn't need priests saving us from global warming. Catty should be on b...
by catgate
24 Apr 2012, 12:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1017
Views: 84810

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Stanley wrote:In a way Catty is right about.......'.
Thank you for those kind words, Stanley. It is nice to be right about something......even if it is only "in a way".
by catgate
23 Apr 2012, 21:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1017
Views: 84810

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

What I find so totally repugnant about the whole idea of "global warming" is the way every commercial entity with a product, service or what have you, to sell, and every organisation that can make rules. and order matters to their own financial benefit, have been stoking up a false head of steam reg...
by catgate
17 Apr 2012, 09:28
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2232
Views: 159647

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

When using metaphor you can have your cake and eat it... On the radio this morning a man was talking about the re-starting of the Corus steelworks. He said he was brought up in a steel town at a time when the works were closing and: "It was painted red with iron oxide; it was one of the country's b...

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