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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:00
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One also has a dim memory of summat called Gregory Powders which came in a paper wrap like a Beechums ,prolly ten percent cocaine in those days,don't recall what specific unwellness they were meant to treat.
I used to like pinching the occasional swig of me baby sisters Gripe Water which I learned later was about ten percent alcohol.
The car insurance companies are run by honest folk, they wont put their charges up more than they absolutely have to,will they?
You stupid boy!!!
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:04
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I'm not bad at maths/physics, I also cook and clean (under duress, but charping about is a male prerogative).

But I do object to paying extra premiums so that some boy-racer can hurtle around our neighbourhood in a souped-up Golf-lookalike. And as for pensions, what do the actuaries say? Yes we are all born equal, but it's what you do after birth that counts towards our existence.

Those idiots in Brussels, who do not have to worry about their gold-plated pensions, need a few lessons in life.

Grump-mode off and apologies for my grumpiness, but it is Wednesday, after all.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:09
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I hope you aren't working on a Wednesday Mr fairr.

There are some countries in Europe where it is considered that working on a Wednesday ruins BOTH weekends!
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:17
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Morning folks

Usual sunny weather, but am feeling very down today.

Just wonder when my family's luck this year will change. Daughter has not now been paid for last two months and her other half lost his job on Monday.

Is it long to New Years Eve?

Will be glad to get on the plane in two weeks time for a short break in Stalyvegas.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:19
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Cue the Wombat along shortly armed with pliers with which to rip out the fingernails of those mentioning aspirin
I have no problem with ONE aspirin at a time provided the total daily dose is never exceeded. In the case of aspirin this, from memory is 3.6G, and for paracetamol is 4G BUT these doses should be split up with no more than 900mgms aspirin or 1G paracetamol being taken at any one time and there MUST be at least a six hours interval between these doses. A word of caution however, some people have an idiosyncratic response to both drugs but particularly aspirin. I used to make an alcohol-free version of the remedy using aspirin but the last time I did it I ended up having to see a Haematologist as my GP thought I might have developed Leukaemia - I had used a total of 900mgms over three days but it had disrupted my clotting mechanism. One other, very important note: if you are taking any patent medicines at the same time, you MUST check for the presence of aspirin or paracetamol and adjust your homebrew recipe accordingly so that the total daily dose is never exceeded. I am also aware that Juud's mum's recipe will have been subject to scrutiny by a fully qualified GP.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:34
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Nah, Wholi, just finished a couple of weeks of 0230 - 0700 shifts for the chums in Bangalore and all points east.

But you're right about Wednesday work spoiling two weekends in one go. To relieve my grumpiness I have just washed and cleaned my rugby boots, ready for Saturday. Very satisfying feeling watching all the mud gurgle down the plug-hole, whilst the boots themselves gently dry out near, but not on, a radiator. Next chore for the day - polish my black Oxfords - another rewarding job!

Gosh, I must be careful, too much excitement could bring on heart palpitations.

Good luck to your makee-learnee, TB, where abouts is the test, darkest Croydon?

Thought our Ms SP done good yesterday. Wonder what her mum thought of the whole thing?
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:38
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Buggah!how did they get all this gear into a kit bag.

One notes they have a Cricket and Tennis Uniform Mr Fairr but no Rugby Kit,one thinks Rugby would be a more practical game to play aboard ship rather than Cricket or Tennis.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:46
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Still doing battle with the Norski taxman
Just lost mine with the Dutch taxman for 2006. I paid him 20000 That'll teach me not to make a profit. At least it's been sat in a bank since then, earning interest. It wasn't even my fault. My ex-accountant screwed up. The new one has been spot on ever since.

how did they get all this gear into a kit bag
How did the artist get them all to stand still whilst he scratched out his etching?
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 09:53
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where abouts is the test, darkest Croydon
Darkest and, even, deepest! I have to decide whether I want to ride along, with testee's permission, or sit an' twuddle thimbs at the Test Centre. Wot, nervous, me. Felt less nervous at the births of the Baronet and Baronetta!

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it had disrupted my clotting mechanism
Nah, it hadn't. You were a clot!

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Oh how it bothers me that a mere foreigner
It also aggravates, agitates, discommodes, disconcerts, disgusts, dismays, displeases, disquiets, distresses, exasperates, grates, grieves, irks, irritates, needles, perturbs, torments, troubles, upsets, vexes, and worries me!

You may yet find yourself paying for the epithet 'mere'! AMS to LTN is nobbut a stroll in the park for hersel'!
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:09
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SP, did I detect a touch of lurking lurgy in the voice this morning?
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:10
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I've always liked the word discombobulate, but I can't remember having many occasions when it could be used.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:32
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Gregory's powdern (Medicine / Pharmacology) a formulation of rhubarb powder used as a laxative or purgative[named after Dr James Gregory (1753-1821), who first made it]
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:32
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What time did you grace our airwaves, Stockie? I had half an ear to Radio Scotland between 6 and 6.20, but then wandered downstairs and put the telly on.

One has been invited to the Royal Society of Edinburgh this evening to hear a lecture given by a Judge of the Canadian Supreme Court. One trusts drinkies will be available.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:34
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Drinkies available?
Not for the Judge I hope?
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:35
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You kidding? They all drink like fish.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:37
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You have to be kidding, Norm. Not a few have had years of practice!
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:38
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So WHERE does the saying come from then??
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 10:42
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Thread - Matey, I urge you not to sit in on the test. You're a bundle of nerves and your student will be too. Your nerves won't help her, no matter how much you try and disguise them.

You'll be able to disguise them enough to say 'Good luck, you'll be fine'!' to her as she sets off. But that'll be it.

You've done your bit and it's up to her now.

Best of luck.

PS- I passed my test at the Norwood centre. The examiner got lost and we ended up on the outskirts of Brixton! When we finally got back (I knew the way, the examiner hadn't a clue) my instructor had almost passed out with anxiousness, assuming I had pranged or run over a Doris Mark IV on a zebra crossing or somesuch.....
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 11:05
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run over a Doris Mark IV on a zebra crossing
On yer Test? That's Quadruple Points is that.

One saw a Tamiya 1/35 scale model of Panzer III in creepy Crawley yesterday for 35.99. One thinks the lass doing the pricing is way wrong, yer could probably get a good second-hand runner (no MoT) for that.

The lurgy is at bay, it don't like the sun or these new-new meds. No fanfares please folks, one is trying to be as normal as an eejit can aspire to.
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Old 2nd Mar 2011, 11:07
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I think it's sober as in solemn, rather than abstemious.
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