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by Tripps
19 Feb 2019, 11:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2343
Views: 165744

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Thanks P.

Here's the last time I mentioned it complete with the music.

Robin Hall - Mondegreen
by Tripps
19 Feb 2019, 10:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5859
Views: 289809

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Swap one pudding for a potato? Wise words. :smile: I've done some 'research' on steak puds recently. Compared Hollands (frozen) from Morrison's at 50 pence each, with Sainsbury's (fresh) at £1.75. Result - save your cash - Hollands are as good, even though I can't be bothered to steam them as advis...
by Tripps
18 Feb 2019, 23:25
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6096
Views: 296521

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've been doing research - they're ether tergiversators of tergivesants. Don't often see them in sevens. Take your pick. :smile:

Either way it's just another dead cat thrown on the table.
by Tripps
18 Feb 2019, 20:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6096
Views: 296521

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I watched this earlier - made me think of Brexit for some reason. :smile:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BKorP55Aqvg&list=PLRYRiWBMgm2fXPnnHQdIHmA5YBy9fslTl


PS - Sorry - first time I've tried a Youtube clip.I don't think that's how it's supposed to look?
by Tripps
18 Feb 2019, 20:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2343
Views: 165744

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

One of my favourite words - Mondegreen - has just been a question on University Challenge.

I must confess to shouting out the answer. The contestants hadn't a clue. :smile:

"They have killed the Earl of Moray, and Lady Mondegreen"
by Tripps
18 Feb 2019, 16:54
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6096
Views: 296521

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The Independent Group -

"Not to be confused with Labour Independent Group, Independent Labour Group, Independent Labour Party, or The Independent. Or the Peoples Front of Judea, or the Peoples Judean Front. " :smile:
by Tripps
18 Feb 2019, 10:11
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1036
Views: 96772

Re: OBITUARIES

Paul Flynn MP has died. I followed his blog for several years now, and noticed he had stopped posting about six months ago, and guessed he wasn't well.. He was a friend of Gordon Prentice, and a fully paid up member of the awkward squad. I liked him. :smile: From the BBC Obituary. Speaking to Radio ...
by Tripps
18 Feb 2019, 10:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5859
Views: 289809

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Bit of a scratch meal last night - all done in a bit of a hurry. I baked a potato which is not something that happens very often - if at all. I mention it because it was an 'Albert Bartlet' spud which had caught my eye and aroused my curiosity in Sainsbury's. Just chucked in the microwave for ten mi...
by Tripps
18 Feb 2019, 09:53
Forum: National Service
Topic: National Service
Replies: 13
Views: 124

Re: National Service

I came across this a few days ago, and put it in my 'cuttings' folder. I split it into verses, and it made more sense. I've heard of a 'stickman' who was carried on a chair from the barrack room to the guardroom on a chair so that his boots wouldn't get scuffed on the way. I never bothered even tryi...
by Tripps
16 Feb 2019, 23:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11581

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Got it - I think.

Didn't help that I copied the wrong letters to my 'working out' sheet. :smile:
by Tripps
16 Feb 2019, 22:05
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11581

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Ah - I thought I had misread it. :smile: Still struggling though - best I can do is
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by Tripps
16 Feb 2019, 19:34
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11581

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

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by Tripps
16 Feb 2019, 11:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6096
Views: 296521

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Unusually - I listened to Radio 4 between 8 and 9 am this morning. Mr Humphries was in the chair. I didn't hear the word BREXIT once in the hour. Fascinating item about the forthcoming garden slug census though. Ah well - there's still 41 days to go, that should be plenty . :smile: The current angui...
by Tripps
16 Feb 2019, 11:12
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry.co.uk
Replies: 53
Views: 6573

Re: Ancestry.co.uk

Thanks for that information. looks like I'm well off the pace on genealogy. :smile: GRO has been piloting a service providing PDF copies of historical birth and death records. From the 16th February 2019 PDF’s have become a permanent service. Hot off the press - that's today! I just had a quick look...
by Tripps
15 Feb 2019, 23:17
Forum: Ongoing Family Research
Topic: Ancestry.co.uk
Replies: 53
Views: 6573

Re: Ancestry.co.uk

This won't encourage the hobby. Certificate price increase "The price of a death certificate ordered online from the General Register Office will go up from the current rate of £9.25 to the same higher cost of £11." I haven't bought one for a few years, and can't recall how much I paid then, but tha...
by Tripps
15 Feb 2019, 18:47
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1036
Views: 96772

Re: OBITUARIES

John Stalker former Manchester policeman.

Badly treated by the establishment I'd say. John Stalker
by Tripps
15 Feb 2019, 14:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11581

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

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by Tripps
14 Feb 2019, 22:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11581

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

Sorry - I didn't know how to do that.
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by Tripps
14 Feb 2019, 20:04
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS
Replies: 225
Views: 11581

Re: PUZZLES - CRYPTIC CLUES AND ANSWERS

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by Tripps
13 Feb 2019, 18:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9650
Views: 473701

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Speaking of magazine subscriptions - I took the plunge last night (I've mentioned the perils of late night posting) and subscribed to a magazine. It was £55 for a years supply on paper by post, or £18 for the digital version. My problem is I don't like throwing them away after I've read them, so end...
by Tripps
13 Feb 2019, 10:49
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3062
Views: 153154

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

I did a recce yesterday to our new 'Cathedral of choice'. Aldi haven't opened yet - (imminent), but M&S have. I picked up a trolley which needed a pound , but it wasn't attached to the others - so I grabbed it, and in I went. I gave everything a good 'two coats of looking at' . Conclusion - if you t...
by Tripps
13 Feb 2019, 10:36
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1424
Views: 95901

Re: GOOD TV

Thanks for that link Wendyf. Nice to see John Clayton for the first time . :smile: Call me an old sceptic but nothing in that film convinced me that there was anything there that you couldn't find in any other location next to an old dwelling site. Speaking from my usual position of deep ignorance -...
by Tripps
12 Feb 2019, 11:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY
Replies: 3062
Views: 153154

Re: HOUSEHOLD TIPS NOT FOUND IN WOMAN'S WEEKLY

but some home brand detergents are very good I think is a feature of modern retail that the quality of 'own brand' products is now on a par with other goods. I think it accounts in part for the success of Aldi and Lidl. It didn't work for the Danish (?) company Netto who tried and failed to get int...
by Tripps
12 Feb 2019, 10:54
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1056
Views: 86174

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

PanBiker wrote:
12 Feb 2019, 09:42
I truly believe that bloke should be sectioned.
I agree - put him in a mixed sex ward next to Mrs May. :laugh5:
by Tripps
12 Feb 2019, 10:35
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 6096
Views: 296521

Re: POLITICS CORNER

The cabinet will meet today - with just 46 days till Brexit - and nothing fully decided yet - and Brexit is not on the agenda. :surprised: It's a day earlier than planned to give members more time to digest the latest 'negotiations'. Angela Leadsome was just on the radio, saying - by all means possi...

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