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by catgate
19 Feb 2012, 10:32
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30739

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Stanley wrote:My beef was ending Children's Hour with Uncle Mac and Aunty Vi. Bloody hell, I'm getting old......
I miss Larry the Lamb and Mr Mayor.
by catgate
19 Feb 2012, 10:15
Forum: Technology & Communication
Topic: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Replies: 5232
Views: 365412

Re: COMPUTERS, THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY

PanBiker wrote:Very unusual for BT that Kev. Once a slot is booked it is normally cast in stone.
Either you have been very lucky or you have relatives in the compant.
by catgate
18 Feb 2012, 11:00
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11931
Views: 467010

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It is one that could be bought on " 'change" for measuring apprentice tacklers prior to promoting them.
by catgate
17 Feb 2012, 20:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11931
Views: 467010

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Moh wrote:......which have a screw which when turned keeps the blades apart - any idea what they would be used for?
It's for stopping them "falling out" with each other when they have nothing to do...you know..like kids do.
by catgate
16 Feb 2012, 17:10
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2750
Views: 181302

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Back in the upper Rbblesdale district one could hear, "Well thou lewks to 'a' wintered gay weal, then?"
by catgate
16 Feb 2012, 17:04
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)
Replies: 277
Views: 38744

Re: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)

Saw a bullfinch in our garden shrubs (probably on the Pyrocantha for berries) a couple of days ago, first one we've seen here in 16 years. A beautiful bird, a bit like a big, fat chaffinch but with a very black head and brick coloured chest. It has always puzzled me how the genus could have survive...
by catgate
16 Feb 2012, 16:57
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11389
Views: 523384

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Stanley wrote: .................
Just back from morning walk, light before 7am, wonderful!
What attracted me was the apparent time warp in the Barnoldswick area.
A posting at "Thu Feb 16, 2012 4:15 am" containing the daylight situation three hours ahead.
...or is it yet another gift......precognition?????
by catgate
15 Feb 2012, 13:57
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2750
Views: 181302

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

A "Lop" or maybe "Lopp" refers to a flea in the higher dales. I like the expresion "As lish as a lop" which I have heard used in North Ribblesdale and which means "As fit (agile) as a flea" The use of the word "gay" which in the same locality means "very" results in another little gem that is heard ...
by catgate
15 Feb 2012, 13:47
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11931
Views: 467010

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Arnold Fordingham & Son
3, Midbury Place
Holdchurch
Rochdale
by catgate
14 Feb 2012, 20:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11389
Views: 523384

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

I was attracted to the following:- It has just been announced that Norway and the UK are to collaborate in a huge cooperative scientific programme, under the North Sea, half way between Stavanger and Aberdeen. The objective is to create a means of producing faster breeding, hardier fish stock so as ...
by catgate
14 Feb 2012, 10:50
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1303
Views: 95482

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

"No one knows less about reality than Michael Fallon" ....me.
by catgate
14 Feb 2012, 10:38
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11931
Views: 467010

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It's a beltity chass.
by catgate
11 Feb 2012, 18:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11389
Views: 523384

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This may be of interest :- Accession Number : ADA209248 Title : Ice-Water Partition Coefficients for RDX and TNT Corporate Author : COLD REGIONS RESEARCH AND ENGINEERING LAB HANOVER NH Personal Author(s) : Taylor, Susan Report Date : APR 1989 Pagination or Media Count : 14 Abstract : An ice-water p...
by catgate
11 Feb 2012, 11:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: SPEAKER'S CORNER
Replies: 110
Views: 20026

Re: SPEAKER'S CORNER

So you'll both be opting out and going private? I can't afford to. The money which I could have saved for my old age was taken from me by politicians buying favours for their old age. Though I must admit I "wasted" quite a lot in providing a comfortable, warm, easy life for my parents when they ret...
by catgate
10 Feb 2012, 18:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2750
Views: 181302

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

tripps wrote:Palaver - "what a load of [pointless] discussion".
I think it comes from the same root as "Parliament"
Isn't it some sort of Welsh seaweed?
by catgate
10 Feb 2012, 17:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: SPEAKER'S CORNER
Replies: 110
Views: 20026

Re: SPEAKER'S CORNER

The reason why we have got a third world service is because we have developed a third world attitude. The idea that we should get hand outs and free milk and biscuits is endemic. The idea seems to be that because the service is free it should be gratefully accepted by the recipient, irrespective of ...
by catgate
10 Feb 2012, 17:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1389
Views: 97243

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

..... Having said that I also thing the Russia has enginered melting of Artic Ice to increase its territorial waters claims , ( not that I have any evidence for such a action or pre-meditated motive ) I have a feeling that Russia is stockpiling the water, in what used to be the Aral sea, by cutting...
by catgate
10 Feb 2012, 11:00
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11389
Views: 523384

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

They must have some terrible meat down there.
by catgate
09 Feb 2012, 16:41
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Favourate Dicken's Novel - Do you have one ?
Replies: 22
Views: 3635

Re: Favourate Dicken's Novel - Do you have one ?

During the hippy era I over heard one hippy say to the other "Do you like Dickens?"
The other replied,"Don't know...never been to one."
by catgate
08 Feb 2012, 21:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30739

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Incidentally does this chap still work Barnoldswick Town Hall Square ?:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXMuWi0dUBc
by catgate
08 Feb 2012, 21:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30739

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Yma Sumac never lit my fire. She was more of a curiosity than a singer to me. As to the drummers..well a friend of mine, refering to Gene Krupa, said, "It sounds like someone building a shed". Although they are essential in all music they have never struck me as being a solo instrument. As a young t...
by catgate
08 Feb 2012, 20:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30739

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Miram Makeba was an unforgetable singist of the 50s. Nice voice and certainly quirky. The following was just one of her party pieces:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Mwh9z58iAU
by catgate
08 Feb 2012, 20:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11389
Views: 523384

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Yes but I can remember some remarkable fogs in the Vale of York in the days when I delivered regularly at Lincoln and Carleton Dairy at 05:30 in the morning.... When you surmounted the rise at Gringley on the Hill it was a sea of fog as far as the eye could see. Happy Days! The nearest Gringley on ...
by catgate
08 Feb 2012, 10:52
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 11931
Views: 467010

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

That gets round the N B M problem.
by catgate
08 Feb 2012, 10:43
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2750
Views: 181302

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Stanley wrote:Just used 'having the wool pulled over your eyes'. Now where did that come from?
From believing "twerp" was an immature goldfish. Much of the literature says "pregnant" goldfish.....and thereupon lies the twist.

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