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by Tripps
30 Nov 2020, 10:35
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 200322

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I was struggling with that request. You seem fineley tuned to the matter. :smile: Thought of mentioning Six Mile Bottom near Newmarket, but Trumpington completely passed me by. I've just got used to it. Fond memories of the Baroness of that ilk - she of the House of Lords bi-digital gesture. https:/...
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 18:07
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344636

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Big Kev wrote: 29 Nov 2020, 17:42 The juices (mostly garlic butter) and the sticky bits were loosened up with a good glug of cab sav, thickened with a small amount of cornflour and went very nicely with a couple of slices.
Well thanks for that - the power of words - it's almost as if I was there. :smile:
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 17:37
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35093

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

One Professor Lucy Yardley, a member of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies, has said that - it's best not to spend more than 15 minutes in a shop or their is a risk of Covid infection. Covid advice I'd agree with that. As usual the books in the background are interesting. She has Derronda...
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 16:59
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 1166
Views: 98131

Re: PET'S CORNER

Lovely picture. Thanks. What's a horsey treat - is it a carrot or polo mints? ***************************** Now to dogs. I still cannot see any reason at all to own one - except the sort that run at Belle Vue. :smile: I came across this today, and words fail me. . . . . except 'what could possibly g...
by Tripps
29 Nov 2020, 16:50
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 7171
Views: 344636

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Sounds good - Last time I looked it needed a small mortgage to buy a leg of lamb, and they had thief proof tags on. You can probably see the jealousy from where you are. . . Enjoy ! :laugh5:
by Tripps
28 Nov 2020, 15:22
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 200322

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

From Andrew Neil's blog - The French National Assembly has approved a law banning discrimination based on a person's accent, calling the practice "a form of racism". Accent discrimination - glottophobie in French - now carries maximum penalty 3 years' imprisonment + fine of €45,000. Can't wait for i...
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 16:08
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35093

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I think the gilt is starting to come off the Astrazenica vaccine gingerbread. Looks like the 'half dose was a mistake, which they then incorporated into the trial. Worrying that no one over 55 got the half dose - so they did split the group by age then? I read somewhere that the US authorities are u...
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 10:36
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 940
Views: 21357

Re: Seen in the News

PanBiker wrote: 26 Nov 2020, 09:50 No positive photo opportunity so it doesn't matter
Sorry Ian - you left me an open goal there. . . . :smile:
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by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 10:26
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35093

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

I was going to refer to that aspect of it all. Wait till the 'Sun' finds out.

Does that mean that since animals are involved, that vegans wont have the vaccination on principle? :smile:
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 10:05
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35093

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

giving the customer a choice? don't be silly! Actually I was given a choice of anaesthetic for my first hip operation in the NHS, but not for the second which was done in a private hospital. The option of being fully conscious had little appeal though. :smile: **************************************...
by Tripps
26 Nov 2020, 09:41
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Seen in the News
Replies: 940
Views: 21357

Re: Seen in the News

I suppose Hansard counts as 'news'. This question was asked at PMQ's yesterday, by John Trickett - Labour MP for Hemsworth, which is near Wakefield. Quite why him, and not Andrew Stephenson escapes me. :smile: Jon Trickett (Hemsworth) (Lab) I am sure that the Prime Minister will share the pleasure t...
by Tripps
25 Nov 2020, 12:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 200322

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote: 24 Nov 2020, 03:23 Here he is feeding chips to seagulls at weekend.
Interesting subject. I drew attention to some research into this important matter back in 2016. Mentioned in 'trippssnipps' (google it) , Seagulls Fascinating - and valuable research. :smile:
by Tripps
25 Nov 2020, 12:18
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 200322

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote: 25 Nov 2020, 04:40 I seem to be mining a seam of authors who feel they have to use obscure words to convey their meaning.
I sincerely hope you are speaking persiflagilistically there, and not referring to honourable members on this site. :laugh5:
by Tripps
25 Nov 2020, 12:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35093

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

Seems they got better results when they gave half a dose followed by a full dose after four weeks. It looks like no one knows why this should be, or even why they did it at all. I am guessing that part of the reason previous vaccines took years to come into use, was that trials were conducted on suc...
by Tripps
24 Nov 2020, 11:30
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner
Replies: 1993
Views: 35093

Re: Coronavirus (Covid19) Corner

My favourite consultant virologist Dr Chris Smith naked scientist blog was on the radio this morning. He mentioned his wife and her concerns at the logistics of getting the vaccine to all her practice's eight thousand patients. Good to hear she's on the case as she works at my own GP practice. He wa...
by Tripps
24 Nov 2020, 11:20
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 693
Views: 46200

Re: Gardening

Stanley wrote: 24 Nov 2020, 03:49 That plant looks like a bully to me David!
Yes- I call it Priti. I haven't told her yet but she'll be chopped back severely when the flowers have gone. I did it a few years ago when she prevented me from looking out of my (what I know now to be) oriel window.

:smile:
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 20:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 200322

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

We had a bit of fun with 'schadenfreude' recently. Now look what I stumbled across yesterday. Epicaricacy noun. definitions :- (rare) Rejoicing at or derivation of pleasure from the misfortunes of others. Origin of epicaricacy From Ancient Greek epí, (“upon”) + (khará, “joy”) + (kakós, “evil”). ****...
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 16:32
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12678
Views: 484915

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Sue wrote: 23 Nov 2020, 15:19 Some time ago I read it was a Victorian con.

I'd say 'tribute act' more modern and perhaps a bit less harsh. :smile:
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 16:05
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 693
Views: 46200

Re: Gardening

I thought the Mahonia was worth getting my phone out for. Nice splash of colour on a drab day. :smile:
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by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 14:38
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12678
Views: 484915

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

Yes - Ian - I think I did vaguely know, but I made the connection from two different directions - from the link above and from the members list. That's what qualifies it as spooky. It's been a long time since he posted. Be good if he gave us his opinion. Mine is - that's not how this 'henge' was fou...
by Tripps
23 Nov 2020, 14:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Today I shall be Mainly...
Replies: 12678
Views: 484915

Re: Today I shall be Mainly...

" "It was very unexpected and I didn't believe it at first. I just can't believe that it's been missed by everyone. "The stones are not arranged randomly and it's quite clear to see." Tell us more - That can't have been how it was found - surely? My antenna is twitching. :laugh5: PS here's a bit mor...
by Tripps
22 Nov 2020, 18:36
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 3015
Views: 200322

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

He'll have been reading Churchill again or perhaps Sir Henry Newbolt - The sand of the desert is sodden red, - Red with the wreck of a square that broke; - The Gatling's jammed and the colonel dead, And the regiment blind with dust and smoke. The river of death has brimmed his banks, And England's f...
by Tripps
22 Nov 2020, 18:24
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2607
Views: 176060

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Interesting video,and I get to embed it. :smile: Octopus Energy gets a mention and spookily they get a mention from 'Old Sparky in this week's Private Eye. It's the first negative press article about the company that I've seen. It reinforces my misgivings about 'smart' meters. When I last mentioned ...
by Tripps
20 Nov 2020, 18:13
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 2216
Views: 124070

Re: GOOD TV

Or if you fancy a game against the young lady click Beth Harmon :smile:
by Tripps
19 Nov 2020, 16:13
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 4730
Views: 203910

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

Stanley wrote: 19 Nov 2020, 03:28 I regard you as very intelligent. Are you saying I shouldn't?
I'm pleading 'not guilty' to that - but it would do no harm if you told my kids. :laugh5:

I didn't word that too well. I don't upset people - I keep my opinions to myself. Just thoughts - they can't touch you for it. :smile:

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