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by Tripps
23 Aug 2013, 13:23
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1361
Views: 97281

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

From Luisa Zissman - runner up in the last series of The Apprentice.

"Zissman admitted she was "never very good at nouns, verbs and pro-verbs" even though she got an A grade in English at A-level.
by Tripps
22 Aug 2013, 09:45
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4536
Views: 282871

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

Great picture - I was only little, but that's how I remember it.
by Tripps
22 Aug 2013, 09:40
Forum: Animals and Pets
Topic: PET'S CORNER
Replies: 1001
Views: 89888

Re: PET'S CORNER

Perhaps he's worried that he will be made to do some editing....... :smile:
by Tripps
22 Aug 2013, 09:39
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: BOB'S BITS
Replies: 2900
Views: 172531

Re: BOB'S BITS

Showing my age here - I went to see Count Basie live at the Free Trade Hall in Manchester. Must have been about 1960. He had Jimmy Rushing (Mr five by five) with him. Not my thing really - I found it quite boring. :smile:
by Tripps
21 Aug 2013, 15:18
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2825
Views: 184323

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Similarly - I heard it in Rochdale, but never in Oldham which is not far away.
by Tripps
21 Aug 2013, 10:20
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2825
Views: 184323

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

Swipe's an interesting word - probably used most these days at tills "I'll just take a swipe of your card sir" I've had to look it up and now recall that it also means to hit with a sweeping motion. I'd guess it derives from sweep? From a book I currently have on the go...... Teacher to pupil (with ...
by Tripps
18 Aug 2013, 12:31
Forum: Local History Topics
Topic: FORGOTTEN CORNERS
Replies: 4536
Views: 282871

Re: FORGOTTEN CORNERS

I can't watch an Alan Ladd film without constantly seeing the camera angles which disguised the fact that he was about 5' 6" tall. He is never shown in full shot standing next to anyone else. Made a lot of films though.
by Tripps
16 Aug 2013, 10:01
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6889
Views: 318494

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

I bumped into this recipe yesterday via the Guardian website, and tried it last night. Carrot and bean Burgers Quite successful, and very frugal - so long as you omit the fresh coriander. Didn't stick exactly to the recipe - I don't think you need to boil tinned red beans, just wash them, and I used...
by Tripps
15 Aug 2013, 21:41
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1969
Views: 111019

Re: GOOD TV

" straight I will repair"

I really love that phrase - it would make a good tag line for some of the engineers on here...... :smile:
by Tripps
15 Aug 2013, 10:30
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1969
Views: 111019

Re: GOOD TV

I watched bits of this, and have just rechecked - the airman was in fact American - (Bud Wolfe from Nebraska) - one of 20 'volunteers' who joined the RAF's effort before the USA had entered the war. Fascinating to see that he was interned at The Curragh, in the company of German Navy people, where t...
by Tripps
13 Aug 2013, 09:53
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2825
Views: 184323

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

I find that as you get older, words like this - once in common use in my life, but seldom heard or used now - take you straight back to a person or a place. This one immediately brings my mother to mind. Not looked it up, but I would guess it's a Northern dialect type word.
by Tripps
08 Aug 2013, 22:26
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL
Replies: 1361
Views: 97281

Re: QUOTE OF THE DAY. TRIPPS ORIGINAL

Jacob Rees- Mogg who is currently in a bit of a spot :laugh5: - has just said "The burned fool's finger goes wabbling back to the fire". I looked it up, and found it's from Kipling - which is good as I'm a fan of his writings. I find it's from a poem called "The Gods of the Copybook Headings " which...
by Tripps
05 Aug 2013, 13:02
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: THAT'S A GOOD LINE!
Replies: 141
Views: 24759

Re: THAT'S A GOOD LINE!

Sign on the wall at the Army School of Education -

Those that can, do
Those that can't, teach
Those that can't teach, teach teaching
Those that can't teach teaching, do 'educational research'
by Tripps
05 Aug 2013, 10:24
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?
Replies: 6889
Views: 318494

Re: WHAT DID WE HAVE FOR TEA?

" Meat pie and ice cream for tea..."

Do stop it - these are foods some of us can only dream of....... :smile:
by Tripps
05 Aug 2013, 10:23
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8198
Views: 338666

Re: POLITICS CORNER

I've got Cobbet's "Rural Rides" somewhere - I'll dig it out.

" In 'Rural Rides' (1830), he wrote: "But, what is to be the fate of the great wen of all? The monster, called, by the silly coxcombs of the press, 'the metropolis of the empire?'"
by Tripps
03 Aug 2013, 15:15
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11758
Views: 531104

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

We are getting into dangerous territory here

"- you could get a three course meal for two, drinks, and you tram fare home, and still have change from a ten shilling note..." :laugh5: .
by Tripps
03 Aug 2013, 13:42
Forum: Puzzles & Quizzes
Topic: MYSTERY OBJECTS
Replies: 12500
Views: 475461

Re: MYSTERY OBJECTS

Or - as mentioned in the musical Oklahoma.... with isinglass curtains which roll right down in case there's a change in the weather " Isinglass is a semitransparent material formed by cleaning and drying the air bladders of fish such as sturgeon and cod. The substance is used in clarifying wine and ...
by Tripps
03 Aug 2013, 11:13
Forum: Photography
Topic: The View from Up Here.
Replies: 289
Views: 39073

Re: The View from Up Here.

Thanks for those photos Wendy - I echo China's comments. I'd have any of them on my wall.
by Tripps
03 Aug 2013, 11:10
Forum: What, Where, When, We, Who, Look & How
Topic: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?
Replies: 11758
Views: 531104

Re: WHAT ATTRACTED YOUR ATTENTION TODAY?

"mild in the Friendship Inn Glossop, 10 old p a pint" I often use the beer comparison method to update prices. I had a holiday job in a pub in about 1960, and can still remember most of the price list. Yes Mild was 10d a pint and Bitter was a shilling. So on that basis a shilling (5p) translates to...
by Tripps
03 Aug 2013, 10:47
Forum: Photography
Topic: The View from Up Here.
Replies: 289
Views: 39073

Re: The View from Up Here.

" we came on the road from Barrowford/Higherford," So did I on my recent pilgimage. That's what the satnav ordered me to do. :smile: Attractive scenery, but narrow road in parts, and the local drivers would not yield an inch. Having great respect for my no claims - I slowed to a halt on several occ...
by Tripps
01 Aug 2013, 21:23
Forum: Fun & Jokes
Topic: Old fashioned clean jokes
Replies: 1692
Views: 101924

Re: Old fashioned clean jokes

This is perhapsthe best spoof site I've ever seen - and from Yorkshire too.
Hilarious, but I still would not bet against one of them winning the Turner prize. :smile:

Yorkshire Sculprure Trail
by Tripps
01 Aug 2013, 13:44
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: POLITICS CORNER
Replies: 8198
Views: 338666

Re: POLITICS CORNER

From Michael Crick
"A few months ago I asked Nick Clegg's spokeswoman why the appointment of these new peers was so secretive. Her name was Olly Grender"

I was hoping that Julie Bailey the tenacious whistle blower in the Mid Staffs affair might get the nod. Hoped rather than expected :smile:
by Tripps
31 Jul 2013, 10:16
Forum: General Miscellaneous Chat & Gossip
Topic: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS
Replies: 2825
Views: 184323

Re: DIALECT AND WORD MEANINGS

What's so special about "The Bee's Knees". Does anyone know?
by Tripps
29 Jul 2013, 21:02
Forum: TV
Topic: GOOD TV
Replies: 1969
Views: 111019

Re: GOOD TV

I lasted ten minutes before giving up. :smile: On a par with Emmerdale. The word 'drama' is usually a warning these days I won't be back.
by Tripps
29 Jul 2013, 20:56
Forum: Current Affairs & Comment
Topic: MEDICAL MATTERS
Replies: 4959
Views: 211105

Re: MEDICAL MATTERS

No one in the media seems to be querying the unilateral ending of the contract. If they had found they were making more than they planned from it, would they have given some back? I would have thought the clue was in the name 'contract' . Surely they should be liable for expenses involved in finding...

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