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by Tripps
20 Sep 2018, 23:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 974
Views: 81072

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

Before turning in, I take a quick look (of course) at the current power supply situation. The load is about 22 Gw, and the largest contributor is Wind at 34.32 %, just leading Nuclear at 31.9 %. Coal is showing a pleasing 0%. I think Pluggy's roof supplies the rest. :smile: Nothing on mainstream med...
by Tripps
20 Sep 2018, 10:05
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2172
Views: 154110

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Having used the phrase a few moments ago - I thought it might be interesting to look into it. It was. :smile: I used to get a weekly email from this site World Wide Words , but the owner Michael Quinion, stopped doing it a while ago. That's a shame, but the archive is still there. Collapse of stout ...
by Tripps
20 Sep 2018, 09:58
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2899
Views: 158945

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Got a hospital appointment letter today - for next Monday. Totally unexpected, and almost uniquely, I'm busy that day. Immediate Stewards Enquiry. Got through on the phone commendably quickly to be told that in fact it's for 2019. Oh yes so it is. Collapse of stout party. :smile:
by Tripps
20 Sep 2018, 09:53
Forum: Gardening
Topic: Gardening
Replies: 437
Views: 28827

Re: Gardening

I'm jealous - all the mint that I cunningly blagged from neighbours and Gumtree sellers and potted up so it wouldn't spread - has died. Perhaps it's nature's way of anticipating the high price of lamb these days. :smile:
by Tripps
20 Sep 2018, 09:00
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2172
Views: 154110

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Interesting. Here's something similar. Hokey Pokey Similar result - quite different origin. :smile:
by Tripps
18 Sep 2018, 09:08
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WSR 1940s Days
Replies: 15
Views: 130

Re: WSR 1940s Days

Tripps wrote:
17 Sep 2018, 09:22
and knowing these peoples' passion for accuracy - I decided not to comment. :smile:
Told you. . . :smile: and I'd forgotten we had a member of the hobby amongst us.
by Tripps
18 Sep 2018, 09:05
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9054
Views: 438550

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I wondered whether to post that or not - must be seriously off topic' - but I did.

Indulge me. I don't get out much. :smile:

A byproduct though - the word 'incongruous ' appeared soon afterwards - so that's 'all good'.
by Tripps
18 Sep 2018, 08:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1304
Views: 96359

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Stanley wrote:
18 Sep 2018, 02:58
my aim was always to avoid smoke.
Except the St Bruno variety. :laugh5:
by Tripps
17 Sep 2018, 13:48
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9054
Views: 438550

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

There's an ad on the local Gumtree for a 'Titan' concrete breaker. which is what we used to call a pneumatic drill, but electric. Said to have recently had new brushes fitted, and only £140.

Being sold by someone called Maureen - seems incongruous. :smile:
by Tripps
17 Sep 2018, 09:41
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 928
Views: 68157

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

Good man ! - don't skimp on books. Good value, they will nearly last for ever. Long after we're gone. :smile: PS where does 'skimp' come from? Quick furtle but no answer found. PS. The first vol of Manchester's trilogy is on its way from Abebooks. For £2.74 inc p&p it would wrong not to buy it. thou...
by Tripps
17 Sep 2018, 09:31
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS
Replies: 1304
Views: 96359

Re: TIZER'S SCIENCE NEWS

Must say I had a small smile here - this from a man who put out more emissions in his working life than most, is now deeply concerned about air pollution. :smile:
by Tripps
17 Sep 2018, 09:27
Forum: Seasons
Topic: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER
Replies: 605
Views: 16149

Re: TODAY'S PENNINE WEATHER

I was worried about him, but it seems to have hit China further North near Macao and Hong Kong. He should be OK in Nanning. Hope so. :smile:
by Tripps
17 Sep 2018, 09:22
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: WSR 1940s Days
Replies: 15
Views: 130

Re: WSR 1940s Days

I enjoyed the pictures too. I went to a re -enactment event earlier this year and was impressed by the enthusiasm of the participants. There was a live (blanks) firing attack, and lots of very realistic Germans. I see this has come in for some criticism recently by a Jewish lady who found it all hig...
by Tripps
16 Sep 2018, 10:30
Forum: Reading
Topic: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?
Replies: 928
Views: 68157

Re: READ ANY GOOD BOOKS LATELY?

I'm having another go at Boris Johnson's Churchill book, which I find from the Abebooks slip, that I have had for two years, and from the bookmark that I only got to p. 27 last time. It's good - I'm learning a lot about Churchill, (I actually knew he was once MP for Oldham) and a bit about Boris. Di...
by Tripps
16 Sep 2018, 09:59
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 5610
Views: 271369

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

Visited my grand daughters yesterday. They are (of course ) super intelligent and wonderful. Aged six and eight, I bought them a subscription to a magazine called Aquila which I thought might be a bit too old for them, but they love it. Result - we had 'carrot ice cream' for pud. Don't knock it till...
by Tripps
16 Sep 2018, 09:47
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2172
Views: 154110

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

My step father used to use the expression 'skenning like a basket o' whelps' to describe someone with a squint. I've an idea we have looked at this before - and I found this reference from Accrington - skenning Of course whelps has sometimes morphed into whelks, as is often the way with verbally tra...
by Tripps
15 Sep 2018, 21:34
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 991
Views: 88491

Re: OBITUARIES

Dudley Sutton died today aged 85.

I remember him fondly for Tinker Dill in Lovejoy, and Mr Carter the teacher in the Beiderbecke Trilogy. Simpler days when I used to enjoy and fully understand what was going on. :smile:
by Tripps
14 Sep 2018, 09:32
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 944
Views: 78130

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

When I worked in Huyton, Liverpool in the 70's there was such an incident. Covered in the press along the lines of s 'lions terrorised by locals - circus leaves town.' :smile:

Google throws up this Huyton circus incident
by Tripps
13 Sep 2018, 19:41
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 8731
Views: 385415

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Bill Sowerbutts of Ashton Under Lyne ?
by Tripps
13 Sep 2018, 09:42
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 944
Views: 78130

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

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by Tripps
11 Sep 2018, 15:04
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 951
Views: 79221

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

S.Yorkshire Police and Crime Commissioner - "In addition to reporting hate crime, please report non-crime hate incidents, which can include things like offensive or insulting comments, online, in person or in writing. Hate will not be tolerated in South Yorkshire. Report it and put a stop to it #Hat...
by Tripps
11 Sep 2018, 09:10
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2631
Views: 148489

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

My butcher renders his own dripping but he uses his own waste while it is fresh. I'm pleased you posted that - I've been trying to decide if I'd imagined Mr Garlick rendering chunks of fat in a big pan at the back of the shop, then ladling it into paper bags to cool and solidify. Seems not. Hard to...
by Tripps
10 Sep 2018, 14:06
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 2899
Views: 158945

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

Well you can't ask for more than that Ian - fully time served I'd say. :smile:
by Tripps
10 Sep 2018, 14:04
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 9054
Views: 438550

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

The Daily Liar that used to be sold on the Golden Mile at Blackpool. I checked it out - My favourite headline from memory 'Leek in the Mersey Tunnel - Welshman arrested'. :smile: It was Billy's Weekly Liar, and it seems that far from weekly, I read that they only had two versions which they rotated...
by Tripps
10 Sep 2018, 12:17
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Lies, damned lies and statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 26221

Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics

plaques wrote:
10 Sep 2018, 11:43
Mrs May's proposal to boycott the event
In fairness I don't recall that she proposed that the whole event be boycotted, - she just said that Ministers and the Royal Family would not attend.

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