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

Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:01
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No sign of yon vessel on the new posh Shipfinder.
Since when has the west end of the English channel been called the Celtic Sea?
Frankly one is a tad surprised the French haven't gone whining to Brussels to have the English Channel renamed the French Passage or summat and the Eriks to have our North Sea renamed the German Ocean.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:03
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According to the French it is called La Manche . . .
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:05
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EU wants to spend £1.1m changing the English Channel's name to 'Le Pond' | Mail Online

... and if it's in the Daily Mail, it must be true
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:11
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Wish someone would drop a low yield nuke on that building in Brussels,hard luck on the innocent Brussolians but we need to rid the Earth of those EU scumbags.
The needs of the few must give way to the needs of the many as Mr Spock was wont to say.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:16
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:24
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The Channel could not be renamed Le Pond - the North Atlantic is Le Pond. Don't they know anything?

and the Eriks to have our North Sea renamed the German Ocean.
They tried before, Mr D, but only got part of it - The German Bight!
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:55
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Le Pond

Pond n. A body of still water smaller than a lake.

The English Channel is neither still nor smaller than a lake. Feckwit EU meddlers.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 09:56
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Just googled German Ocean and found this writ in the ancient Scottish Tongue.

The Skagerrak jynes the German Ocean tae the Baltic Sea. In the sooth, the German Ocean chynges intil the Inglis Chainel, a sea atween Ingland an Fraunce. This is cried the Straight o Dover an is gey busy wi ships.

The border atween the German Ocean an the Skagerrak is at an imaginarie line atween Lindesnes in Norrowey, an Halsthom in Denmark. Tae the north, the German Ocean is open towards the Atlantic. The border atween the twa is an imaginarie line frae Northren Scotland, tae Shetland, and then on tae Ålesund in Norrowey. Accordin tae the Oslo-Paris Treaty o 1962 it is a bittie mair tae the wast and the north. The treaty puts it at 5° wast and 22° north. That is at the heicht o the Geirangerfjord in Nororwey.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 10:05
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I'd never heard of the Celtic Sea either Mr D but here it is. Seems the North Sea was known as the German Ocean until hostilities at the start of the 20thC made it politically unacceptable in Britain. As far as I'm aware it's called the Nordsee sausageside.

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Old 27th Oct 2010, 10:12
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I suppose St George's Channel will become King Leopold Estuary.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 10:22
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Firestorm has been dealt with. He will be unable to post for a few hours now....

Gloriously sunny day here - bodes well for a nice long dog walk this afternoon to make up for no walkies and late dinsdins yesterday.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 10:38
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Morning chaps, wx is totally grobbly and suited only to sitting in front of roaring log fire with stack of butties various and a good read.

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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:01
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Yer I have old maps with the North Sea titled German Ocean,cheeky buggas.
Just done me good deed for the day been down to me cousins and fettled his HD DVD recorder and connected it up wi proper HDMI cable,how are people still so hopeless at electrical stuff in the 21st century?
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:05
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:10
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I was very confident, Gainesy, but you made me wonder, so I just checked with my brass banding mate who has confirmed my view!
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:37
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Composition, Orchestration and Arranging - Brass

The menu on the left seems to cover some of the subject but without comparison, so it may not be very helpful?

Then there is this;

Military band - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:39
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Oh dear. I have just realised that I have sent an internal document using CAN for the Canadian dollar rather than CAD.

This is known in the trade as 'a schoolboy howler.'

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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:46
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D'oh!
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:48
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Speaking of things Sausageside,here are some chaps trying to hide a Battleship(Turpitz) up one of Mamsans fiords.
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Old 27th Oct 2010, 11:54
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reds - no, purely embarrassment on my part!

Drapes - that netting didn't stop 617 squadron from shoving a couple of Tallboys into her though!

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