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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 06:24
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I knew a woman who was pretty ugly.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 06:51
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Was her dress a little big?
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 07:09
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There is a third spelling - wether - a desexed male sheep or goat.
Which then begs two questions:

1. Whither goes a wether when affected by the effects of withering weather?

2. I wonder whether that wether would wander and wither due to the effects of the weather coming hither?
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 08:12
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Quote:
i knew a woman who was pretty ugly.

"Breast enlargement and nose job pronounced failure."
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 08:37
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eckhard: At some time in the late 70s, there was a spell of bad weather in Jeddah, with floods causing all manner of misery. The local newspaper published, under the weather section, something along the lines of "There is no weather today, due to the weather. Whether or not there will be weather tomorrow depends on the weather"!
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 09:52
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Indeed!!!!
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 16:59
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Biggest

I hate it when that is used, generally by some young 'trendy' BBC female.

Last edited by funfly; 2nd Jan 2018 at 17:00. Reason: I find that I dislike nearly all of the BBC young trendy girls, they must go to a 'bloody annoying' school
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 17:09
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Biggest

I hate it when that is used, generally by some young 'trendy' BBC female.
That's not nearly as bad as when a lady uses the word "smallest".
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 19:45
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I can't help myself muttering 'fewer' when I hear a supposedly educated TV journalist using the dreaded 'less' word when it should be 'fewer'. I am informed by Mrs SB that the offender cannot hear me. As my English teacher (Mrs English!) would say: Less coal, fewer sacks.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 20:29
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I am informed by Mrs SB that the offender cannot hear me. As my English teacher (Mrs English!) would say: Less coal, fewer sacks.
On the other hand, I'm pretty sure I heard my wife saying we were going to have less sacks in future.

At least I think that's what she said.
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Old 2nd Jan 2018, 22:07
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On the other hand, I'm pretty sure I heard my wife saying we were going to have less sacks in future.

At least I think that's what she said.
There was a certain suburb in the capital of Scotland which has a reputation for being very posh (dunno if it still is....). The jokes used to run that in this area "sex was what the coal came in, and a creche was when two cars had a coming together..."

My memory must be going though, when I last approached the memsahib and suggested some conjugal activity the response was "...if you're thinking about what I'm thinking about you've had it..."
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 04:13
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Originally Posted by funfly View Post
Biggest

I hate it when that is used, generally by some young 'trendy' BBC female.
I have, on occassion, heard people say "biggerer" in lieu of "bigger".
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 04:21
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big, bigger, biggerest . . .
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 07:26
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I have heard, "I'd better do this, bettn't I"...
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 08:54
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One of my Asian friends says, "Better, more than ..."

MJG
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 09:50
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One of my Asian friends says, "Better, more than ..."

MJG
that's a bit like "T'is improvin' - WORSE!" - an Irishman 's remark regarding the present weather.



good, better, best
never let it rest
till your good is better
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 11:23
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Eckhard, the ditty goes:

"A farmer who had a sick wether
wondered whether the wether would weather the weather,
or whether the wether would die."
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 11:30
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Or the old chestnut:


Whether the weather be cold,
Or whether the weather be hot,
We'll weather the weather,
Whatever the weather,
Whether we like it or not.
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Old 3rd Jan 2018, 11:43
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Thanks Ascend Charlie!
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Old 4th Jan 2018, 12:14
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Can't help wondering ... whatever happened to Bloom after the weird rant that started all this off?
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