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by chinatyke
20 Jan 2019, 06:33
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10566

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

PanBiker wrote:
19 Jan 2019, 10:05
Where's the other 6% ?
It just states 'Two large components however have been omitted.'

The difference in the positions of the letters in the alphabet multiplied by 2 gives the percentage of each element.
by chinatyke
19 Jan 2019, 06:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10566

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

12% Ag 40% Au
by chinatyke
17 Jan 2019, 06:52
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291952

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:
17 Jan 2019, 06:22
Look at your own system for the answer to that!
The Chinese National People's Congress has 2987 representatives to legislate for a population twenty times that of the UK. On that basis the UK should have 150 MPs (and none in opposition)! :biggrin2:
by chinatyke
17 Jan 2019, 04:16
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291952

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I think the whole political system needs a spring clean, and bringing into the 21st Century. Start with electronic voting for MP's. I agree. Start with getting rid of 90% of the MPs and follow that by 90% of the peers and 100% MEPs and ... How many people and hangers-on does it take to run a p... u...
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2019, 12:02
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9197
Views: 411052

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

I have a recollection it was the remains of a distillery or brewery. Did your Dad make moonshine?
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2019, 09:19
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Daily Thought
Replies: 143
Views: 19875

Re: Daily Thought

Despite the high cost of living it remains popular.
by chinatyke
15 Jan 2019, 02:05
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Daily Thought
Replies: 143
Views: 19875

Re: Daily Thought

May's Brexit plan 2:

Ban shredded cheese, make Britain grate again.
by chinatyke
14 Jan 2019, 11:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291952

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
14 Jan 2019, 10:05
I'll be kind on China and say he was wanting to provide us with a perfect illustration of how to use preferential quoting to change the meaning of what someone wrote or said. :smile:
Who? Me? Would I do such a thing? I should have been a politician! :extrawink:
by chinatyke
14 Jan 2019, 03:56
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2301
Views: 163357

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Outshut kitchen. Stanley used this phrase in another posting and I had to look it up. I've never heard that kind of building being called anything other than an outhouse. Also known as a catslide, another new name to me.
by chinatyke
13 Jan 2019, 13:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291952

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Ask a load of people to vote on something on which they have "very limited information" and you're likely to get a close result. However, more voters at that time felt that it was worse to remain in the EU. MPs should have done their job and made the decision instead of leaving it to a badly informe...
by chinatyke
13 Jan 2019, 11:33
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5969
Views: 291952

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Tizer wrote:
13 Jan 2019, 09:57
...and that the British people have a right to express a view on whether they want to remain in or they want to leave.
Didn't they already do that 2 years ago?
by chinatyke
12 Jan 2019, 12:52
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9516
Views: 464843

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

What I don't understand about Trump and his Mexico wall is why he doesn't drop the wall idea and use drones and satellites ... It is rumoured that Xi Jinping told Trump to look at the Great Wall of China and informed him that in over 2000 years that it had been in existence no Mexicans had crossed ...
by chinatyke
12 Jan 2019, 12:29
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1001
Views: 84470

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

1. The fattest knight at King Arthur's round table was Sir Cumference. He acquired his size from too much pi. 2. I thought I saw an eye doctor on an Alaskan island, but it turned out to be an optical Aleutian. 3. A rubber band pistol was confiscated from algebra class because it was a weapon of math...
by chinatyke
12 Jan 2019, 05:46
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10566

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

PanBiker wrote:
11 Jan 2019, 19:46
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I've never heard of a planet called Monroe. Come to that, I'd never heard of a US president called Fillmore, was that the origin of filibustering? Mrs May should take heed!
by chinatyke
11 Jan 2019, 13:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10566

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

BUCHANON?
by chinatyke
09 Jan 2019, 15:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9197
Views: 411052

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Tizer wrote:
09 Jan 2019, 11:54
Think about what the Romans buried before they left... :smile:
It's a container for bath plugs.
by chinatyke
09 Jan 2019, 01:43
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9197
Views: 411052

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

How big is it?
A bead with holes for threading it?
by chinatyke
08 Jan 2019, 14:31
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2855
Views: 158998

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

They have no conception of what I have learned over the years and the sights I have seen. I've just come back from a journey where my friend and I used the underground Metro system several times. A few times, my friend and I counted the number of people sitting interacting with their mobile phones....
by chinatyke
08 Jan 2019, 13:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3564
Views: 176848

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Get well soon Marilyn. All the very best wishes for a speedy and full recovery.
by chinatyke
08 Jan 2019, 12:58
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 9197
Views: 411052

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Is it something from your geology collection? If so, is it a piece of volcanic rock that has rolled down a slope?
by chinatyke
08 Jan 2019, 12:15
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 169
Views: 10566

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Should be easy for me!
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by chinatyke
07 Jan 2019, 02:04
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 8317
Views: 381195

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Meeting my friend in Nanning and travelling onwards to Guangzhou again to collect our new passports. Looking forward to a pleasant evening in Guangzhou where a few jars will be consumed, he drinks 3 bottles to my one, but at 40 pence a pint who cares?
by chinatyke
07 Jan 2019, 01:57
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2855
Views: 158998

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

I agree that excessive choice causes more trouble than benefit but we do want some choice. Besides our local butcher and baker we shop at a Tesco and a Sainsbury's supermarket. There are many products that we will buy from one and not the other because of our preferences. We have at least 7 superma...
by chinatyke
06 Jan 2019, 08:42
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 3564
Views: 176848

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

:biggrin2: :biggrin2:

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