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by catgate
07 Feb 2012, 21:38
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30382

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

[BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JEleM86fPtE&feature=related[/BBvideo] [BBvideo 425,350]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wSX-oidnLQE[/BBvideo] Quite delightful, bodger. I wonder if Britney Spears and Madonna will delight and be hald in similar esteem in another seventy tears? :dontknow:
by catgate
07 Feb 2012, 19:49
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30382

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Maxine disappeared from view some time in the fifties (I think). Then she reappeared in her eightieth year and did a grand tour. I remember seeing a wonderful TV programme at the time her tour was in tha UK. Absolutely marvellous for an eighty year old. Here is a link to part of Maxine's last tour. ...
by catgate
07 Feb 2012, 15:20
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498283

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

Doc wrote:Looking out of the window at the cottonwool like fog covering Barnoldswick, Kelbrook and Foulridge.
Wonderful.
The Yorkshire dales are magical places and I was very sorry to leave them, but I was extremely happy to find that the Vale of York is infinitely drier and warmer.
by catgate
07 Feb 2012, 15:08
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439944

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Above, I wrote "I must look out the picture I found of an alternative way for Stanley to take his cod liver oil!" Now here it is, taken from Picture Postcard Monthly which as you know is one of my favourite magazines. The January 2012 issue has a whole article on postcards about cod liver oil (, or...
by catgate
07 Feb 2012, 14:58
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

There was a farmer's field behind the house were I spent my childhood and everyone called it `Johnny's Meadow' but I don't recall John being the name of the farmer. I wonder if it had some other meaning or was just used to denote any field close to home? Perhaps it was due to what was sometimes fou...
by catgate
07 Feb 2012, 12:10
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30382

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Thankyou Cat , I don't think I've come across Maxine Sullivan ....but will do a bit of digging ! (I'm not very well up on Jazz and Swing etc , and it's lovely to be able to learn more , now that YouTube and Spotify are so freely available) Did see Lionel Hampton in Geneva in 1969/70, though....long...
by catgate
07 Feb 2012, 11:52
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Tiz, we have a path in Barlick that the older end still recognise as 'Shitten Ginnel'. I used an old saying that I heard first in Scotland yesterday. "A pup for the pavement but an old dog for the hard road". Anyone heard it south of the border? Presumably this Scottish aphorism is a guide for cani...
by catgate
06 Feb 2012, 13:15
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30382

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Good as she was, I think she had a serious rival for top spot in Maxine Sullivan. Maxine was much less well known but in my opinion had as much ability as Ella.
by catgate
05 Feb 2012, 15:30
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30382

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Stanley wrote:Catty, please keep anything remotely racist to yourself. The site is responsible for what it allows to be posted.

Brad, more to the point, do you like Burly Chassis? (Peter Tinniswood was God...)
Does the site allow blasphemy then?
by catgate
05 Feb 2012, 11:10
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439944

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

They look to me like rope/cord/string making adjuncts.....but then what do I know about the price of fish.
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 21:17
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30382

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Bradders Bluesinger wrote:If I am not very much mistaken Cat , the Alhambra is in Bradford.
(that'll do ...eh!).
It used to be when I lived in that fair city.....who know what haj happened to it.
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 21:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157787

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Well Catty, I suppose it's a bit like not using pesticides in my garden so as not to wipe out the little bugs...but then the little bugs aren't responsible for lousy TV programmes, Ipads, BlackBerrys, mobile phones, bank bonuses, Fred Goodwin, Terry was-is-name the footballer, Adolf Hitler.... You ...
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 18:08
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I used the phrase `dickey ticker' and wondered why `dickey'? The Collins dictionary says that in this type of usage it's thought to derive from `As queer as Dick's hatband'. Now then, what on earth does that mean? An old aunt of mine used to say... " As queer as Dick's hatband,..and that went round...
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 18:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498283

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

What grabbed my attention is all these `Has thanked' and `Been thanked' numbers showing up under members' avatars - at least all except Sally above and me. Sally has the excuse of only just joining, but I've been loafing here for yonks. The truth is I just can't get motivated about that kind of box...
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 17:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157787

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

Tizer wrote:.
....... What we do need to save is the human race, or civilisation, whatever you want to call us. `Life as we know it', perhaps.
Are you really sure about that?????? :confused:
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 15:23
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30382

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

... Do you like Wilson, Keppel and Betty ? Wonderful in their day, but very dated now. I have one or two clips of them and still chuckle (slightly). I remember seeing them a few times live in the '40s and early 50's at The Alhambra in Bradfordstani . Which Betty I know not. I believe they went thro...
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 11:31
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING
Replies: 1251
Views: 93101

Re: CLIMATE CHANGE AND GLOBAL WARMING

My source: More or Less R4 Last Night's Council Meeting also had the LEAF application, and hopefully a cut'n'paste will allow the formatting to survive: 5.2 Capital £4,000 thermal heat camera Total sought: £48,000 Match funding from LCC £2,000 6.1 Declaration To be signed by Chair and Clerk. I wond...
by catgate
04 Feb 2012, 11:22
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439944

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

marilyn wrote:100% aligned here. Pass me the spirit level...( I would put £100 on it!)
Self assessment only of course...no correspondence entered into.
I do hope you warmed it first.
by catgate
03 Feb 2012, 19:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10483
Views: 498283

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This makes interesing reading and also gives food for thought.

http://www.thetruthseeker.co.uk/?p=42352
by catgate
03 Feb 2012, 15:59
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 7079
Views: 317047

Re: POLITICS CORNER

Stanley wrote:. My point is that good, thoughtful speeches with content are what we need. Not playground behaviour.
I think you must have a good imagination. To my ear they all fall into your latter category.
by catgate
03 Feb 2012, 11:59
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2545
Views: 173778

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Piscatorial is a very useful word.
by catgate
03 Feb 2012, 11:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: ENERGY MATTERS
Replies: 2289
Views: 157787

Re: ENERGY MATTERS

It looks as though our wonderful "Energy Secretary" is going to need all the energy he can get in the very next future.
I don't really like Watt he's been up to. He seems to have broken up a happy Ohm and Currently he looks as though he's due to have Amp le time to ponder the Charge.
by catgate
03 Feb 2012, 11:39
Forum: Seasons
Topic: SPRING 2012
Replies: 416
Views: 43917

Re: SPRING 2012

If you are using Open Office it is simply a case of Format>Character>Position to produce a superscripted character.
If you are stuck with Mr Gates' stuff I am afraid you are on your own Buddy.
by catgate
03 Feb 2012, 11:31
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439944

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

marilyn wrote:
... Sock tops had to be equidistant from the level of the cobbles...
I got so exited thinking about your granny in her underwear that I read.."cobblers".
by catgate
02 Feb 2012, 17:30
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10383
Views: 439944

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

marilyn wrote:...or if your nipples are straight...
I have seen quite a lot with a distinct bend in them.
However they are the sort seen on machinery for forcing grease through.

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