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The really really boring and useless الخ и т.д. עטק 等 ฯลฯ thread XVI

Old 8th Nov 2010, 17:29
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"Now, the problem is, how to divide five Afghans from three mules and have two Englishmen left over."

from the Man who would be King, i think. Excellent film..
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 18:02
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Obvious one but another favourite and great film...but from another from one of my favourite comedy films...

" "When I first saw you, I thought you were handsome. Then, of course, you spoke."
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 18:10
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It hasn't stopped lagging it down all day. Serious case of cabin fever setting in here.

Looks like the flavour of the day for the Trent 900 problem is resonance problems with the oil lines at the uprated thrust settings that Qantas operate at. This causes oil leaks into the IPT area, oil fires and BOOM.
Well that's what I read on t'internet, so it must be true.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 18:51
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I hope the idjits on the boat are made to pay for their rescue, reckon it cost twenty times the boat's worth.
Boat should be seized and auctioned off. Everything going to the RNLI



The area is home to great intelligence,
Home of one Gordon Brown, the author John Buchan; architect William Adam; artist Jack Vettriano; writers Ian Rankin and Val McDermid and professors Duncan Glen, William Walker, Henry Moyes and Tom Hubbard. In politics, the area boasts Governor-General of Australia, Ronald Munro-Ferguson; David Steel the final leader of the Liberal Party and the first female judge of the Supreme Court of Canada and Court of Appeal for Ontario, Bertha Wilson. In popular culture, the Coldplay bassist, Guy Berryman. In sport, the two-time world darts champion, Jocky Wilson comes from Kirkcaldy. William Arnott (1827-1901), biscuit manufacturer in Australia, was born on 6 December 1827 in Pathhead (and then there's myself BTW) so we'll take that as a given.


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Old 8th Nov 2010, 19:48
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Recognition at last! And by Recognisers of the First Degree

1. Juud, Post 1992:

Speaking a few Northern European tongues makes understanding both Davaar and young Drapes a doddle. The Scots say "dicht" where the Dutch say "dicht" and the Newkies say "ganzy" for what Norksies call a "genser".
2. Sartor Resartus; Thomas Carlyle; Chapter III Reminiscences; page 13:

Professor Teufelsdröckh of Weissnichtwo is showing his rooms to his youthful English [i.e., the “we”, as appears below] editor. These attic rooms enjoy views in all directions, a quality to which the editor refers in the following quotation:

“Moreover, with its windows it looked towards all the four Orte, or as the Scotch say, and we ought to say, Airts...
3. Comment: The significance of Juud’s more recent and Carlyle's older aperçus will be lost on but few of those dedicated readers who are with us so far.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 20:28
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I know who I can ask thought I. Loadsa experts on the heavens there.

Goog-oil-ing is surprisingly inconclusive.

Can the sun accurately be described as being at its zenith, when the observer is in the UK for example? i.e. outside of the tropics where it is obviously not going to be truly overhead.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 20:43
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zenith
When ya ask thet question heah, stranger, remember this: "The quality goes in before the name goes on."
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 20:43
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Have ventured out into the village as a couple (ie with the wife) for the first time in a year or so. The village (rather decidedly average) Indian restaurant has been taken over by the owners of a fairly decent place we use a bit in another town (Red Chilli at Luton).

Made a comment on the village Book of Faces site, and immediately was involved in a mod war with the site "owners" - they (despite apparently wanting to promote the village) are vehemently opposed to any information about the place after about 1960. Several posts, complaints and cancelled posts later they deleted everything, on the basis of "free advertising" - whereas my position was "let's not have a dead high street".

Or something like that. Food was good. Can't wait for the re-model.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 20:48
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Our nearest pub is under new management. The new owner had a pub in Harlington and turned it around so we have high hopes for this one. It's being renovated at the moment.

We continued on to the other pub where misery reigned. One bar fly was mister misery. The publican's going through a divorce but worse, they're no longer going to stock Belgian beer! As we were leaving we were recognised by some locals who said that the new curry house owners sell bland food. As we are familiar with Red Chilli in Luton so we ignored that not so helpful advice.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 20:52
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"The traditional English restaurant" - Give me the blandest thing on the menu


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Old 8th Nov 2010, 21:01
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 21:07
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Isn't the "Red Chilli" a chain of Chinese restaurants, who's branches in York and Manchester, I frequent from time to time?

Food is excellent and hot!
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 21:48
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Perhaps it is ... as well.

Welcome to the Red Chilli Indian Restaurant and take away, Luton, Bedfordshire

(Turn down the speakers before clicking the link )
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 21:54
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Can the sun accurately be described as being at its zenith, when the observer is in the UK for example?
No, it cannot, although it frequently is.

To my knowledge you would have to speak of the "upper culmination". (Sounds a bit naughty though.)

Ah, back to the roots of this thread...
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 22:00
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The zenith being the point immediately above one's noggin ie directly overhead, and no the sun can never be at the zenith in the UK,the only place the sun can be directly overhead is betwixt the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn.
The opposite of Zenith is the Nadir of course,the point immediately beneath one's feet.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 22:08
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... which means you can have a Nadir anywhere, even in the UK.

Finally something the British can't get out of, and cannot deny...
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 22:12
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You can have a Slough of Despond as well.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 22:19
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Checkers are you in Toddington?
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 22:45
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However the custom is to say the sun is at its Zenith at noon, but it is not at your Zenith, Zenith has come to mean just the highest point, which is a incorrect use of the term Zenith IMHO,but then, I am just a grumpy old crumbly living in Gateshead.
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Old 8th Nov 2010, 23:44
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