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by Tripps
24 Sep 2018, 09:57
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1282
Views: 85650

Re: GOOD TV

I watched the last episode - don't want be the odd one out at the water cooler. :smile: I hadn't seen any of the previous ones, just knew what I'd picked up in the media. It shattered my preconceptions about 'dramas'. It has become standard convention in 'drama' that anyone in a headscarf - despite ...
by Tripps
23 Sep 2018, 17:14
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 960
Views: 79387

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From Our Boys - The Story of a Paratrooper by Helen Parr. Occasionally, it even provided existential insight: Gurkha Nigel Price speaks of Tumbledown as a revelation: It was as if I saw through — in one instant — the whole sham of civilisation and its artificial rank structures. Since then it’s been...
by Tripps
23 Sep 2018, 16:53
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 5549
Views: 275621

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Just watched a bit if the Labour party conference. The bit where they announce the result of the ballot to decide what to discuss. Separate votes for Party, and Unions - they get to choose four debates each. Very democratic. Can't give the numbers from memory, but they gave a lot more votes to debat...
by Tripps
23 Sep 2018, 16:18
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 3970
Views: 322002

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

I use Google - who doesn't? However I cooperate with them a little as possible. I've set the privacy settings as private as I can. I don't see any benefit to me in them knowing where I live or where I am. Their claim that advertising would be more personal isn't enough. Their News page for me was fo...
by Tripps
23 Sep 2018, 15:09
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 997
Views: 88712

Re: OBITUARIES

Stanley wrote:
19 Sep 2018, 05:35
Very sorry to hear that Denis Norden has died aged 96. Here's the obituary from the BBC.
Just read his obituary from another source. Interesting that they are probably the only publication that would use the first word in the piece.

Is it relevant? I think so. :smile:
Dennis Norden
by Tripps
22 Sep 2018, 16:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 960
Views: 79387

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Foreign Secretary Jeremy Hunt has said -

" It is time for people in Europe to step back from the abyss of 'no deal' ".

Reminds me of a famous newspaper headline - 'Fog in the Channel - Europe cut off'. :smile:
by Tripps
22 Sep 2018, 11:12
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: THE FLATLEY DRYER
Replies: 2642
Views: 148878

Re: THE FLATLEY DRYER

Stanley wrote:
22 Sep 2018, 07:00
I still have some donkey stones......
I love this short video. . .We exfoliate with what we want. :smile:
by Tripps
20 Sep 2018, 23:28
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 977
Views: 81236

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: 2173
Views: 154373

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: 2910
Views: 159539

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: 28890

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: 2173
Views: 154373

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: 158

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: 9068
Views: 439622

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: 96522

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: 9068
Views: 439622

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: 931
Views: 68283

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: 96522

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: 610
Views: 16357

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: 158

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: 931
Views: 68283

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: 5620
Views: 272076

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: 2173
Views: 154373

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: 997
Views: 88712

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: 945
Views: 78303

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

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