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by plaques
19 Jan 2019, 22:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2301
Views: 163354

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

but can't work out why they should all go to Rossendale area. Try this for a possibility and for a minute forget Occam. This theory? is based on Mrs P's family history and it comes in two parts. Besides the Huguenots there was quite a lot of Palatine Germans from the same area who came in queen Ann...
by plaques
19 Jan 2019, 11:48
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

PanBiker wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 10:05
Where's the other 6% ?
Sneaky aren't they. The question doesn't ask the missing lumps to make up 100% just how big they are on the information given. Think Tripps's Occam's razor, 'Avoid assumptions'.
by plaques
19 Jan 2019, 07:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Correct China Our foreign secret agent. Too many IQ's on this site. I'll leave the explanation until later unless China wants to put it up.
by plaques
18 Jan 2019, 18:16
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 61.

The following fictitious compound is primarily made up of the following components. Two large components however have been omitted. What percentage does the compound have for Gold and Silver.

Al = 22%
Sn = 10%
Pt = 8%
Fe = 2%

Ag = ?
Au = ?
by plaques
18 Jan 2019, 10:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3564
Views: 176840

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I can't recommend a specific aid to help the condition when you're in bed. Just the usual things like rolled up towels support pillows and boards under the mattress. This you Tube clip is interesting. Back Traction. . A pal of mine made is own swivelling table out of an old door. I'm not recommendin...
by plaques
18 Jan 2019, 10:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: BEWARE! THE BANKS ARE OUT TO GET YOU!
Replies: 1791
Views: 141035

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

Stanley wrote:
18 Jan 2019, 04:28
What happens if EDF (France) pulls out?
and what happens if we leave the Common Market? Will all the component prices be subject to WTO rules, adding another 15% to the build price? Are gas and electric considered as import / export commodities? Just asking.
by plaques
17 Jan 2019, 19:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Spotted on my favourate book stall. GCHQ book of puzzles. price £2. Your answers are save with me PanBiker. I was too tight with my money to buy it so its still there.
by plaques
17 Jan 2019, 12:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1289
Views: 102519

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

Re-heating and freezing also change some of the starch into the resistant form. . My fish and chips + peas, are looking like a good diet. Although the article doesn't mention potatoes as carbohydrates it would seem that oven chips (pre-cooked) taken out of the freezer and then warmed up to a nice c...
by plaques
17 Jan 2019, 08:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291942

Re: POLITICS CORNER

One of the downfalls of Mrs May's Brexit strategy has been her 'Red Lines'. If you look at the history of Red lines it refers back to the Crimean war and the battle of Balaclava . Basically a cock up but finally worked because it was thought it was a bluff. Bearing in mind the order was "There is no...
by plaques
16 Jan 2019, 12:34
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2301
Views: 163354

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Lincoln Odds. I'm not quite sure where this term originated from. It was something my dad used although he was a non-gambler. His father, born 1858, was a kettle of fish and could probably remember the 2 mile Lincoln races. The term was probably re-enforced by the fact that Abraham Lincoln was initi...
by plaques
16 Jan 2019, 11:55
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle no 59. Just to rejuvenate it or perhaps kill it completely This is one I got wrong, actually the right answer 'Mohammed Ali' but with the wrong logic. I was using the Roman letters content but the official answer is different. Its not 'out of the box' thinking more like looking inside Russian...
by plaques
16 Jan 2019, 08:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3564
Views: 176840

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Marilyn, I was trying to say that pressure on your spinal chord covers a wide area of control. Some affects are quite obvious like bladder control, pain in leg muscles, loss of feeling in parts of your legs and feet. But these 'wires' go all over the place and can have an indirect affect on things t...
by plaques
16 Jan 2019, 08:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9516
Views: 464819

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote:
16 Jan 2019, 04:14
So you are in the habit of talking to half naked young ladies P? Hmmmmm.
Yes, the best club I know, and you can drink as much as you like for only about £1.50 a visit.
by plaques
15 Jan 2019, 14:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2855
Views: 158991

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

When things came in tins. Two examples from my garage. Ideal for keeping small screws etc in.
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by plaques
15 Jan 2019, 14:52
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 275
Views: 9222

Re: Shed Matters 3

Big Kev. How about one of these on your mantle piece?
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by plaques
15 Jan 2019, 13:07
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 275
Views: 9222

Re: Shed Matters 3

You could always say that you didn't take into account of it not being loaded with a cannon ball which would have taken the balance point behind the trunnions.
by plaques
15 Jan 2019, 13:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9516
Views: 464819

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

There is a remarkable woman sharing the lead at the moment You would be surprised at how many young ladies down at the Colne pool go in for triathlon evens. Some even enter the iron men/ women races. I must admit I see them in the pool more often when they are recovering from their injuries. I alwa...
by plaques
15 Jan 2019, 12:46
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3564
Views: 176840

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

I ate nothing all day. I believe that if you could keep that up for three months your blood sugar would be at zero permanently. I'm sorry Marilyn but by messing about like this is wasting both your time and their time. On a more serious note. My brother's kidney transplant resulted in him becoming ...
by plaques
15 Jan 2019, 09:09
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 275
Views: 9222

Re: Shed Matters 3

Is that what they call "shooting yourself in the foot"?
by plaques
15 Jan 2019, 09:07
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291942

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Even if Mrs May's Brexit vote today goes down like a lead balloon its Lincoln odds against Corbyn getting a general election. No 10 is well aware that the last time they tried this ruse with the polls very much in their favour they lost their overall majority in parliament. This time round they are ...
by plaques
14 Jan 2019, 09:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291942

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The given reason that airlines are closing, Landrover Jaguar cutting back on jobs, High street stores closing, big supermarkets losing out to low cost outlets is all down to Brexit uncertainty. Nothing at all to do with stagnant wages with people getting poorer and personal debt reaching breaking po...
by plaques
13 Jan 2019, 14:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Correct PanBiker. Here's another for your pains.

Puzzle No 59.

Emma drinks Benedictine, she reads a books by Sigmund Freud, and holidays in Miami.

Is her hero Mohammed Ali or George Best?
by plaques
13 Jan 2019, 13:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Puzzle No 57.

The names of five authors are written in code. Who are they?

TUFQIFO LJOH.

BHBUIB DISJTUJF.

KPIO HSJTIBN.

DIBSMFT EJDLFOT.

HFPSHF PSXFMM.
by plaques
13 Jan 2019, 10:59
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 275
Views: 9222

Re: Shed Matters 3

De-decommissioning .What is to stop someone drilling down the bore and through the trunnion to create a way for the powder?
by plaques
12 Jan 2019, 21:35
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10564

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Correct Tripps, Now you're getting the hang of it.

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