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by catgate
07 Mar 2012, 16:18
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2555
Views: 174250

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Tripps wrote:You have used the word "foreigner" regarding your fire irons meaning an item made at work for private use. (in the meal break of course). :smile: No one down here would understand that usage. They would call it a "homer"
That's what I call poetic justice.
by catgate
06 Mar 2012, 17:00
Forum: Nostalgia
Topic: Nostalgia
Replies: 27
Views: 7345

Re: Nostalgia

Nostalgia is not like it used to be.....no where near.
by catgate
05 Mar 2012, 20:13
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Lies, damned lies and statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 30552

Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics

Packing and transit boxes is the model employed by Aldi. I think you have got Aldi mixed up with Netto. As you say they run on a very low staff/customer ratio but they do run quite a lot of shelf stacking compared to poor old Netto R.I.P. Lidl is also on the same system, and in my opinion they both...
by catgate
05 Mar 2012, 19:21
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: Lies, damned lies and statistics
Replies: 188
Views: 30552

Re: Lies, damned lies and statistics

It is all smoke and mirrors. I went into B&Q this morning for some plumbing necessities. They had just one checkout girl operating (with a queue of five waiting as I got to it), but they had two girls "assisting the customers" at the four self checkout machines. It is obvious that all the big stores...
by catgate
03 Mar 2012, 16:58
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)
Replies: 277
Views: 38222

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

I was outside at about 8pm last night and could hear two barn owls talking to each other, one stayed still, the other seemed to move about, but I couldn't see them. You may be right. They may have been barn owls, but it is more likely that they were Tawny Owls. The Barn owl is more of a day time bi...
by catgate
03 Mar 2012, 10:25
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10565
Views: 442332

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

leather slicer.
by catgate
02 Mar 2012, 20:18
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: CUNNING WHEEZES
Replies: 298
Views: 64840

Re: CUNNING WHEEZES

I heard of a very cunning wheeze today. Apparently if you should happent to buy a left hand toilet roll by mistake, it can still be used quite successfully by inverting it, before installing it into its holder, in such a way the it unrolls in the opposite way to that to which you are accostomed. Edi...
by catgate
02 Mar 2012, 20:12
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: OBITUARIES
Replies: 1126
Views: 102944

Re: OBITUARIES

Thomo wrote:I seem to recall that Davy Jones was a pupil at Giggleswick Grammar School.
Are you quite sure that your naval back ground is not affecting you due to certain references to his locker.??
by catgate
27 Feb 2012, 18:45
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30418

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

This is in my opinion one of the Chris Barber classics:-

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt4Q1roICt4
by catgate
27 Feb 2012, 18:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10570
Views: 500229

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

This attracted my attention on a web site:- One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, ‘I cannot accept money from you; I’m doing community service this week.’ The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to op...
by catgate
26 Feb 2012, 22:54
Forum: Olympics
Topic: 2012 London Olympics
Replies: 65
Views: 13067

Re: 2012 London Olympics

Greece has not done very well from it's Olympic heritage.
by catgate
26 Feb 2012, 19:41
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 10570
Views: 500229

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2012 ... ge-details
I'm sure this will attract the attention of many.
This sort of thing is absolutely beyond the pale.
It even makes Ken Livingston look as though he should be carrying L plates.
by catgate
25 Feb 2012, 22:37
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2555
Views: 174250

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Around the old outside privy/earth closet/long drop would grow a healthy bed of nettles.
I think you will find the root to the question hereabouts.
Of course, all old fashioned farm middens, often had their share of nettles.
by catgate
25 Feb 2012, 11:27
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10565
Views: 442332

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

We had a neighbour who once contracted a nasty dose of Holzappfel Goneostat, and funnily enough he kept all his medicaments in a steel box with a drop down front.
by catgate
24 Feb 2012, 20:56
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30418

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

There's quite a lot of interest on this site for the over 50s

http://www.upchucky.com/
by catgate
24 Feb 2012, 11:24
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10565
Views: 442332

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Weighing in?
Dropping on the vicar's foot?
Thinning leather?
Road Bowling?
Spinning/raising into a funereal urn?
by catgate
23 Feb 2012, 12:01
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 10565
Views: 442332

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

It is a container of the type often seen in 17th and 18th Century cabinet maker's workshops. It's purpose was holding collected knot holes to prevent them from escaping back into the wild. A piece of timber would be being worked upon when suddenly a knot hole would reveal itself. So the hole would b...
by catgate
22 Feb 2012, 11:45
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...
Replies: 79
Views: 39743

Re: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...

If the man is shooting rooks just for fun then a call to the RSPCA may be in order. After writing this I remembered something that was said by my old chum Sir Jeremy Worthington, who used to live near Reeth. He was the chaiman of one of the evergrowing number of animal protection organisations that...
by catgate
21 Feb 2012, 18:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2555
Views: 174250

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I think you will find the phrase "the quick and the dead" in The Bible (if my memory can go so far back correctly).
by catgate
20 Feb 2012, 22:46
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings
Replies: 182
Views: 30418

Re: Bluesinger's Musical Ramblings

Bradders Bluesinger wrote:Don't mention "Muffin The Mule" .......
I did but I think I got axay with it .....!
In our current society things like that rarely cause an eyebrow to be raised.
by catgate
20 Feb 2012, 19:23
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...
Replies: 79
Views: 39743

Re: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...

No reasons for shooting rooks then, apart from target practice? It sounds a bit fishy to me, Wendy. If you can get near enough, or have a good pair of binoculars, it is easy to tell the difference between rooks and crows, even though they are similar in size. The crow has a black beak whilst the ro...
by catgate
20 Feb 2012, 11:32
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...
Replies: 79
Views: 39743

Re: We all Love A Moan, What Annoyed You Today...

I assume my neighbour has given permission. This was very close to the farm buildings so he must be aware of them. The game keeper from the moor on Pinhaw was trying to trap crows in the fields round here last year. He said they were a threat to the pheasant chicks. Crows are not birds that fly aro...
by catgate
20 Feb 2012, 10:54
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1216
Views: 91868

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Tardis wrote:The more corrupt the state, the more it legislates. – Tacitus
He was a lad who knew what he was talking about. :exactly:
by catgate
19 Feb 2012, 17:31
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT
Replies: 1395
Views: 108795

Re: WE ARE WHAT WE EAT

...... 16 sticks. I think they used to be called crab sticks but along came the Trade Descriptions Act. I looked at the ingredients, Surimi (40% ) (White Fish, Sugar, Stabilisers (Sodium Triphosphate, Diphosphates). Dried Egg White), Water, Wheat Starch, Sugar, Modified Tapioca Starch, Salt, Soya B...
by catgate
19 Feb 2012, 16:12
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: WILD ? .."I was LIVID" !..(Wildlife Corner)
Replies: 277
Views: 38222

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

Tizer wrote:
The bullfinches don't need cowfinches to survive the aeons Catty. Whenever the bullfinch sees an aeon it dives into a dense bush until the aeon has passed by.

I think you are having maeon.

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