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by Tripps
25 Sep 2020, 17:29
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1619
Views: 18503

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think the rise in cases is not a product of wearing face masks I didn't say it was. Surely if there was a benefit in wearing them, new cases would go down. I appreciate there is always a time lag between action and result due to the varying incubation period. same time that testing increased and ...
by Tripps
25 Sep 2020, 13:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1619
Views: 18503

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

The following is quite unscientific, and just my immediate thoughts. I've just seen an interview on the ITV racing show with trainer Roger Varian (since you ask) :smile: He was wearing a standard face covering. After just a few seconds speaking, he had to remove his glasses as they had steamed up. D...
by Tripps
24 Sep 2020, 21:12
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1809
Views: 104569

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

'Borrowed' from Nolic. . . .


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by Tripps
24 Sep 2020, 10:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1619
Views: 18503

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Looks like the gloves are coming off Bar closed down
by Tripps
24 Sep 2020, 10:27
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4552
Views: 187578

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Tizer wrote: 24 Sep 2020, 09:29 The detergents physically destroy them.
Perhaps we should soak our face coverings in it, or even gargle with it. :smile:
by Tripps
24 Sep 2020, 10:10
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1431
Views: 99105

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From the Obituary notice for Harold Evans on the BBC website. He was passionate about newspaper journalism to the end, saying in his 2009 memoirs My Paper Chase: "It's endlessly fascinating to me how the tumult of the world can be made comprehensible by the orderly calibration of values within the d...
by Tripps
24 Sep 2020, 09:49
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1283
Views: 110511

Re: OBITUARIES

Having read one of his biographies I have mentioned him before. I'll look out his description of his dad's training on the railways.Added poignancy in the fact that he lived when young about a mile from where I lived. I think on this occasion it's worth going again. . . From “My paper Chase” by Haro...
by Tripps
24 Sep 2020, 09:37
Forum: Practice Posting
Topic: Testing New Editor
Replies: 6
Views: 91

Re: Testing New Editor

I enjoyed them too -though for me it's a washboard not a frottoir. Appreciated by those of us who kept the faith with Donegan etc since the fifties. :smile:
by Tripps
24 Sep 2020, 09:32
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 244

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

I never felt a thing - happy to help. :laugh5:
by Tripps
23 Sep 2020, 10:48
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 244

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

Thanks for that - I'll know for next time. :smile:
by Tripps
23 Sep 2020, 10:06
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 13013
Views: 482497

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That seems a pointless and very expensive exercise. I agree and I'm with Gloria here. My first thought was that it was Schrodinger's brass rod and the depth could be anything, but seemimgy there were witnesses. Germany would be the last place I'd have guessed at for location. It seems this guy has ...
by Tripps
23 Sep 2020, 09:52
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 244

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

I didn't see the Donate button at first but, as Ian says, it's up in the top right hand corner in the photograph, and the scaling needs to be reduced for it to appear on your screen. I tried to bypass Paypal to avoid the commission, but the card payment system seems to be in American (State and Zip ...
by Tripps
22 Sep 2020, 20:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1619
Views: 18503

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I wonder where the figures for double Flu / Covid 19 infections come from. Ah I missed that today Flu and Covid 19 together Small sample and before the Covid had really hold, but it seems intuitive and credible - especially as Jonathan Van Tam is involved. :smile: Does that put the patients in the ...
by Tripps
22 Sep 2020, 20:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1619
Views: 18503

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Just 315 cases of influenza have been recorded in Australia in the peak winter months of July and August, compared with 137,000 cases in the same period in last year. Flu cases across the southern hemisphere have dropped during the pandemic due to lockdown and social distancing measures, as well as...
by Tripps
22 Sep 2020, 15:48
Forum: Crafts
Topic: Shed Matters 3
Replies: 761
Views: 26329

Re: Shed Matters 3

This thread is a big beneficiary of the new improved loading speed. :smile:
by Tripps
22 Sep 2020, 15:44
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September
Replies: 43
Views: 244

Re: Site Outage 19th - 22nd September

I've just made a similar comment on another thread. Yes - it's a lot quicker now. I'm off to look at shed matters now. :laugh5:
by Tripps
22 Sep 2020, 15:42
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 12119
Views: 537364

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Wow - good to be back, and thanks to Ian for the fix. His usual detail of the repair is impressive. Certainly no game for cissies is it? If there is any extra cost involved - don't be shy to mention it. :smile:
by Tripps
19 Sep 2020, 12:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 815
Views: 13337

Re: Seen in the News

Just seen in the news with pictures. Full PR effort by MOD. "Hundreds of British paratroopers took part in the biggest paratroop drop in decades in Eastern Ukraine" "These are 'Pathfinders' an elite group rarely filmed, who operate behind enemy lines". Who is likely to be the 'enemy' in Eastern Ukra...
by Tripps
19 Sep 2020, 11:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8439
Views: 342730

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Must mention this - I drowsily heard an interview with a lady on LBC as I was waking up this morning. Didn't have a clue as to who or what she was. I was impressed by her clear thinking, good diction and expression. No evasion- in contrast to most other politicians. I checked her out today, and I'm ...
by Tripps
19 Sep 2020, 10:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187243

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

History and Etymology for callithump back-formation from callithumpian, adjective, alteration of English dialect Gallithumpian disturber of order at elections in 18th century Thanks for that - it's definitely on my list of favourite words along with tergiversate, persiflagilistically and kuripot. :...
by Tripps
19 Sep 2020, 10:42
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1431
Views: 99105

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Stanley wrote: 18 Sep 2020, 02:36 She gets a succession of top jobs with no qualifications whatsoever
She's a McKinsey alumnus which explains a lot I think. I see they've given the job to KPMG for six months now. We're saved. . . :smile:
by Tripps
19 Sep 2020, 10:33
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4735
Views: 287869

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I've got a couple of those - and have used them, but just for Christmas puddings. :smile: Not only have the coins gone, so have the popular slang names as well You mentioned threepenny joey - I'll add a tanner, a bob, two bob, half a dollar, and I've heard of five bob referred in rhyming slang, as a...
by Tripps
18 Sep 2020, 19:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187243

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Sorry about that. I've changed the link - can you try it now? If that doesn't work, I surrender. :smile:

PS Or try this another link I've learned a lot today -I think. . . .
by Tripps
18 Sep 2020, 16:10
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2956
Views: 187243

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Well done with that -I shall return to the subject. Had a bit of fun today when Oldham Community radio responded to the email I sent to Ian Wolstenholme the presenter yesterday. I recorded the piece he did on the show today, and I've thanked him for it. It seemed to chime with him - I didn't expect ...
by Tripps
18 Sep 2020, 16:01
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4735
Views: 287869

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I bought a full set of pre-decimal coins. Not sure why. The case has seen better days. :smile:
I calculate the face value of the whole set is just 62 New Pence.


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