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The Really Really Boring and Totally Pointless Snippets of Information Thread XXIV

Old 20th Nov 2014, 17:53
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Knife edge tension. Would the men or the women win the quiz game?
We were ahead several times, but the men caught up by lucking in with incredibly easy questions.

At the Decisive Moment, we got the following question: What and where is Aldernay?
7 very puzzled faces (women anxious, men gleeful) and one very relaxed TRABBber.
Rattled off the answer as a matter of course, harvested major undeserved kudos from all and sundry and we won resoundingly.

Thank you
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 18:50
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Glad to know I have some uses.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 19:22
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Juud Please don't tell anyone that you got a useful snippet from here. It will ruin our street cred
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 20:30
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What can I say Limeygal?

It certainly raised my street cred.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 21:01
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Once just read a book about the geology of South America,(as you do)walked into the canteen next day faces around the table struggling with Daily Mirror quizword,ask Drapes !someone shouted, "Volcano starting with P ending with L", Popocatapetl one shot back, they looked upon me with awe.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 21:02
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Just watching a 1940s Sherlock Holmes movie, and I have seen other 40s and 50s movies, in which the people around the table were wearing paper Christmas hats which were AWESOME. Turbans, pirate hats, jester numbers etc - all in folded paper.

When did Christmas paper hats become rubbish?
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 22:00
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Was puzzled by 'cilantro'
Thanks for resolving that one Blacksheep, I too was puzzled.
The not-very-good online dictionary I looked at said it was like Parsley!
I have always liked Parsley. Learning that it is fresh Coriander explains everything, guaranteed to ruin any, otherwise good, meal! IMHO.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 22:16
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.........guaranteed to ruin any, otherwise good, meal!
Agreed, can't stand the stuff, but never mind, 'eventually' the medical profession will declare it "fodder non grata", they change their minds every 5 years or so, and stuff that one has been consuming as "healthy eating" suddenly becomes toxic.

Can't win.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 22:38
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This night is beginning to chill.
I hope it don't snow: too old to shovel the stuff.
Unlikely to bask in the look of favour: if I bought a snow blower.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 22:56
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Hmmm, just back from a night in the City with some of the old workmates. One of the girls from the old Betty desk turned up as well. Drove to Stepney and jumped on the tube, lucky as the traffic in the City was dreadful, even at 2300.

Hearing the gossip, I'm glad I retired when I did. My old boss has got the chop. One of the big cretins has got tinned as well, but he's walking off with 1.2 million quid. No justice.
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Old 20th Nov 2014, 22:57
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I eat what I like, and have survived thus far. Some things I like are bad, then good, then bad again if the "experts" are to be believed.

The Highland Park is consistently good.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 00:37
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Keef - be like me - let fashion catch up with you every decade or two!

My archdeacon mate is coming over tomorrow - known him since we were seven so there's no silly hats or bowing and scraping!

In fact a few years ago, having regard to Europe wide duties, we were walking along Scarborough prom and he looked around and declared that the Totty in Yorkshire was no match for Cannes!

It's alright for some!

Mind you - our nine year old grandson is waiting for him so he can ask him "what's the meaning of mortal sin?" I can see problems ahead if he's asking questions like that now!
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 01:21
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cilantro = coriander = yum
Obviously you either love it or hate it
I'm in the first camp
Also coriander seeds in cooking = vital
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 02:37
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Coriander is the food of Satan.

Well done to beaufort for providing Juud with the answer to what everyone must have thought was the most obscure of questions! That must have been an incredibly happy moment with just a hint of smugness!
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 03:27
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Now now Bluey, don't exaggerate - Brussels Sprouts are the foods of Satan - just ask con-pilot!
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 06:41
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Good morning all. A bit chilly today. At Piccadilly waiting for the train. Jolly days!
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 06:51
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Morning all.
Cold and misty this morning.

Nothing more to say. Brain not fully engaged yet.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 07:31
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Morning peeps,cant see a dammed thing out me windows exceeding foggy here.
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 07:42
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Rainy again today. Farmer shooting rabbits on the far side of the estuary. Two blokes fishing on the shore, huddled in their matching green waterproofs. Magpies plotting in the pine trees. Daffodils in bud on the lawn.

Husband grumpy because it's too wet to play golf and he's run out of excuses not to finish the tiling........
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Old 21st Nov 2014, 07:49
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Off to the pharmacy.
Whilst having a shave two very red eyes looked back at me. I think it may be conjunctivitis. I'll let the pharmacist have a look and start from there.
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