2nd Dec 2002, 22:38
Okay, so I'm bored, and I'm fed up. Humour me. :(
Okay, so I'm bored, and I'm fed up. Humour me. :(
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2nd Dec 2002, 22:38
Okay, so I'm bored, and I'm fed up. Humour me. :(
2nd Dec 2002, 22:40
Supposedly impossible to rhyme.
USE THE RUDDERS
2nd Dec 2002, 22:44
What the mobile phone company
2nd Dec 2002, 22:46
Peel the skin back and feel, feel for the soft spot, plunge the finger in between, probe the yielding flesh, tear apart, separate, place to the lips and mouth around it, gumming the extent of the segment, then squeeze slowly against the palate and feel the pressure build
and then bursting, the liquid - the essence - life - death - springs forth into the cavity of the skull, and brings acid refreshment and later bits stuck between the teeth.
That's about it, I think.
2nd Dec 2002, 22:48
Hmmmm... be specific.
Orange juice, freshly squeezed by hand?
2nd Dec 2002, 22:59
Ethically speaking, anyway.
Boredom is the opium of the indolent?
2nd Dec 2002, 23:54
You write for Mills and Boon don't you??????
3rd Dec 2002, 00:00
Hmmm. Either that's the eating of an orange or the eating of something else... and to be honest, I don't know which is the scarier, given the way that NorthernSky describes it :p
3rd Dec 2002, 00:05
ORANGE ; small round thing, funnely enough orange in colour, tastes delicious.
If your bored, it's probally from going cold turkey? after Dubash, try chat!!!!!!!!:D :D :D
3rd Dec 2002, 01:14
Compare to ORANGE...
3rd Dec 2002, 07:16
Doorhinge rhymes with orange, .....sort of, if you say it fast enough.
No rhymes for silver or purple apparently.
3rd Dec 2002, 07:20
As an orange is called an orange, why isn't a banana called a yellow? :confused:
3rd Dec 2002, 07:27
Did you know there is a whole website devoted to jokes about Oranges?, unfortunatly said jokes are so dire even Drapes would not post them here. :(
Who has control?
3rd Dec 2002, 07:32
The fundemental question here is not, per se, of course, Orange, interesting as the conception of large, smallish orangey coulred non-ryhming fruit may be.
No, the important, nay, the burning issue is Why is Aerbabe bored?
3rd Dec 2002, 08:24
Delighted that you are thoughtful enough to start a thread all about me Aerbabe.
:D :D :D :D
3rd Dec 2002, 08:34
AerBabe, was it an ORANGE that was blocking your sink ?
3rd Dec 2002, 08:42
Under-rated, Northern Sky?
More like X-rated the way you describe it.
3rd Dec 2002, 09:11
Well I for one wish I had NorthernSky's skill with the English tongue.
3rd Dec 2002, 09:49
Way mansion one sade of the polidical devade and completely ignore the plate of the supprassed maynoridy.
Its exackly thass tape of amperialast dascramunearshun that meerks me sack!
3rd Dec 2002, 10:27
Let's stir it a bit:
Orange, an unlikely branch of the masons found in Northern Ireland unpopular with one community there.
Hence the world's most unfortunate telephone advertisement a few years ago in NI,
"The Future is Orange"
3rd Dec 2002, 10:30
And it rhymes, of course, with "Ludge".
3rd Dec 2002, 10:36
"Orange, an unlikely branch of the masons found in Northern Ireland "
Don't tark shate. Ther obserlutely nothing ter do wath the meersons.
3rd Dec 2002, 10:38
Half-rhymes with 'binge'
3rd Dec 2002, 12:07
Aerbabe : If you're bored, its time we went out "on the town - do the usual girlie thingies - you know - retail therapy, gossip and find a good pub (but not necessarily in that order !) ":D
3rd Dec 2002, 13:01
Why am I bored and fed up?
Well... I have less than three weeks in which to finish the lab work for my PhD (and it ain't gonna happen, so I'll have some gaping holes in my thesis), my supervisor is being an @<hidden> (no change there then), the equipment I want to use in the lab is either booked up, or faulty, I have no money (so retail therapy with Eveepee is out of the question), I've got to move back in with my parents in a few weeks, and I've not been flying for ages :(
Anyway, keep 'em coming, you're keeping me sane ;) :p (and if that isn't a big indication of my desperation, I'm not sure what is :D )
3rd Dec 2002, 13:03
3rd Dec 2002, 13:31
Are you referring to what was found stuck in the mouth of a dead tory MP a few years ago? Or do you mean the 'philosophy' of a certain 737 operating airline that flies to Inverness and Nice, to name a few?
3rd Dec 2002, 14:11
Had this girl who was working on the make-up dept at Westgate House chasing after me once. She had an ORANGE face 'cause of all the make-up she wore! :eek:
3rd Dec 2002, 14:14
:D ;) :rolleyes: :cool:
3rd Dec 2002, 14:21
Oranges and lemons said the bells of St Clements, errr can't remember the rest. :(
3rd Dec 2002, 14:26
I owe you five farthings say the bells of Saint Martins
3rd Dec 2002, 14:36
When will you pay me, said the bells of Old Bailey..
PS. Did you know that if you throw a peeled orange into a pond it will sink, but if you throw a unpeeled orage into the same pond it will float.
Not many peolple know that.
PPS. If you only have one orange it is necessary to do this experiment in reverse order, of course.
Grim Reaper 14
3rd Dec 2002, 14:37
There was an old lady from Gorringe (near Worthing),
Whose favourite drink was Glenmorang(ie)
She said it was great
And left her in a state
But it did clear her @<hidden> of the orange.
(When will you pay me, say the lawyers at the Old Bailey)
Gonna get told off again, I can feel it...
3rd Dec 2002, 14:40
"Orange you gonna open the door for me"
When I am rich, said the bells of Shoreditch
Select Zone Five
3rd Dec 2002, 15:34
No AerBabe I don't like the new scroll bar either! :p
3rd Dec 2002, 16:02
Apparently... In the 30's, orange painted dishes from a company called Fare Ware were found to be radioactive. The other colours were fine.
Now, ain't that interesting :)
Also, the bigger the navel, the sweeter the orange. Does this apply to humans too? :confused:
3rd Dec 2002, 16:26
I refer the honourable collegues and esteemed pruner to the thread about orange poos that originated a few days ago. That is what orange is all about. ;)
3rd Dec 2002, 17:10
"the sweeter the orange".... okay Aerbabe, now I need more explaination :D
3rd Dec 2002, 17:28
Orange (Dutch: oranje)
Dutch Prince William of Orange became the English king William III after the 'Glorious Revolution' in 1688; he and his wife, Mary, were cousins - both grandchildren of English king Charles I. William was one of the last English monarchs to lead his troops in battle (the last was George II fighting the French at Dettingen in 1743).
William accepted the Declaration of Rights passed by the Convention Parliament, which met on Jan. 22, 1689, and on February 13, William and Mary were proclaimed joint sovereigns of England.
In February 1702 William was riding at Hampton Court when his horse stumbled on a mole hill and threw him, breaking his collar bone. After it had been set, he insisted on returning to Kensington Palace by coach, which aggravated his condition. He became feverish some days later and was put to bed but died of pleuro-pneumonia a few days later on 8 March 1702. The Jabobites toasted the "little gentleman in black velvet" (the mole) who had brought about the death of their enemy.
3rd Dec 2002, 17:48
Extraordinary...one learns so much here!
Orange: A beautiful town (not 3,500km from where I sit) on the western slopes of the Great Dividing Range in New South Wales. (That's a state in Oz.)
Has a couple of great golf courses...fine historic public and private buildings (some even made of stone) and exceedingly generous and friendly folk and a lot more.
Much of Orange's surrounds is devoted to apple orchards.
3rd Dec 2002, 18:01
Friends of mine in Canada had a dog that had its nuts removed and they called it William and Mary. It wasn't orange though! ;)
3rd Dec 2002, 21:03
Dundee United Orange, Or should I say Tangerine ?
:D :D :D :D
3rd Dec 2002, 21:42
Orange stars are classified as spectral type K, they have surface temperatures of 3500 to 5000 degrees C,
Aldeberan and Arctaurus are examples of K type Orange stars.
Not many people know these things.
3rd Dec 2002, 22:01
It is with difficulty that biogeographers have attempted to define the centers of origin and ancestors of citrus fruits. The multitude of natural hybrids and cultivated varieties, including spontaneous mutants, obscure the history of Citrus. The lack of sufficient descriptions and specimens, in addition to the destruction of the original habitats, contribute to the puzzlement as well.
In any case, citrus fruit trees originated in the region encompassing Southeast Asia and India. Citrus would have arose as a bitter fruit plant, possibly in what is now the Malay Archipelago over twenty million years ago. The modern fruit species probably evolved in China, where there is greater diversity in Citrus varieties and parasites than anywhere in the world. However, the location of the origin of the sweet orange is controversial. China, India, Bhutan, Myanmar (Burma) and Malaysia are all candidates. Domestication of citrus species presumably began at several sites and by 4000 BCE (before the Common Era), the culture of lemons, limes and oranges was occurring in the Indus Valley.
Birds, streams and humans spread Citrus seeds from their region of origin and locations of culture. The path of sweet orange culture may have first flowed from Yunnan to Upper Burma and from there to Assam.
The word "orange" originates from Sanskrit. Following its modern-day form from France, back to Italy (arancia), Portugal (laranja), Spain (naranja), Neo-Latin (arangium, arantium and aurantium), Byzantium (nerantzium), Persia (naranj) and India (naranga), we can learn about the immigration of oranges from Asia to Europe.
Citron was well known in the Mediterranean region before Christian times. Oranges arrived from India and by the fall of the Roman Empire, thrived on the Italian Peninsula. Sweet oranges are depicted on a mausoleum erected by Constantine (274-337 CE). However, the first written record of C. sinensis does not appear in Europe until the fifteenth century. In the sixth and seventh centuries, Muslim armies overran a vast territory stretching from India to Spain; orange and other citrus trees decorate their trail. Arab traders introduced further varieties of citrus fruits to Europe in the Middle Ages. Northern Europe grew acquainted with them because of the Crusades. The Portuguese introduced a variety of sweet orange from India which quickly replaced a bitter form. Then in 1635, the Chinese orange landed in Lisbon and succeeded the Portugal orange as the European favorite. These better-flavored introductions encouraged the expansion of orange consumption and cultivation in Europe.
Frost injury was a major obstacle to planting Citrus in Europe and cultivators directed much effort towards solving the problem. In the fourteenth century, stanzone per i cidri, and later orangeries, were devised for citriculture. These structures are the ancestors of greenhouses.
The numerous health benefits of Citrus became apparent to Europeans during the Age of Exploration. Portuguese, Spanish, Arab and Dutch sailors planted citrus trees along trade routes to prevent scurvy. Important stops received C. sinensis, including Saint Helena, the Azores, Madeira Islands and South Africa. On his second voyage in 1493, Christopher Columbus brought the seeds of oranges, lemons and citrons to Haiti and the Caribbean. By law, each sailor on a Spanish ship headed for the Americas carried 100 seeds with him; later young trees were used instead. Ponce de Leon took citrus seeds to Florida in 1513 and instructed his sailors to plant seeds wherever they landed. Around the 1530s, Brazil began producing oranges, where they had adapted well to the coast and interior.
3rd Dec 2002, 22:49
The big hill above Abergavenny is called THE BLORENGE... I know cos I've flown off it, so there.:D
3rd Dec 2002, 23:25
Hey Drapes, them orange stars is
I'd call Arcturus "straw coloured" rather than orange, though. Or is that the effect of light pollution down here in the Sarf?
It's spectral K2IIIp - for REAL orange (like Tango) try Kochab (K4IIIvar) or even Mirach (M0IIIvar).
3rd Dec 2002, 23:38
Not to be confused with the occasional orange star that rises at the horizon during the 'dead of night' watch out at sea... that on looking again 20 mins later has become a bl00dy great tanker's bow light on a collision course.
Ah I've remembered an 'on topic' orange fact from a recent TV prog. The compound lemonine makes both a lemon 'lemony' and an orange 'orangy'. The only difference between the two forms is that the assymetrical molecule is a mirror image of itself in the orange.
4th Dec 2002, 00:33
Point of order, M'lady.
Orange (and other citrus) rinds are eaten often. It's called zest and has remarkable flavour. Just don't get the pith (white bit between rind and orange) mixed in (bitter).
Someone give me a Terry's to smash on the wall.
4th Dec 2002, 00:55
Or, Loop ... Hole, the port nav light on a Vampire V; but it took much less than 20 minutes. I can still see the belly.
4th Dec 2002, 01:57
You taking the pith RT??? :eek:
Any of a group of colours such as that of the skin of an orange that lie between red and yellow in the visible spectrum in the approximate wavelength range of 620 - 585 nanometres.
4th Dec 2002, 05:52
As a child born in the late 70s with parents who decorated my room for me before I was born I got the singular privaledge of living in an orange room, tutone orange carpet, bright orange bedspreads and curtains.... Personally I think it amounted to occular child abuse but well it was the 70s after all....
The people that believe yellow makes people happy and light green makes them calm, while purple speaks of sexual frustration or confusion, think that exposure to orange makes people aggressive and irrational.....
(the appropriateness of an orange and purple logo for the Professional Pilots Rumour Network.... I darent comment upon for fear unmentionable recriminations)
4th Dec 2002, 09:21
A skydiving lgend is that an orange falls at about the same speed as a person in freefall. I never tried it but it sounds plausible.
Next time you do aerobatics in a Pitts, bring one along. If you fall out in the course of a loop, having forgotten to fasten your seat belt, you can test the hypothesis and let us know. even if only throught the medium of a ouija board.
4th Dec 2002, 09:31
....a Pith Special would be better.
I really am very sorry, but I just had to say that.
4th Dec 2002, 11:34
orange you the punny one? :)
Quite rinding us up, it's just not an a-peel-ing character trait :)
4th Dec 2002, 14:34
Sorry EI_Sparks, but I'm not trying to wind anyone up (that's A Clockwork Orange innit ?).
I'd better not mention Pips Specials, then.
4th Dec 2002, 17:41
Has anyone done enormous-minge?
I don't mean 'done' an enormous-minge, I think we all have at some point... you know what I mean..