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Old 26th Mar 2018, 19:43
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In the 80s ‘rude food’ was popular in some restaurants, mostly Italian. We used to frequent one just off Shaftesbury Ave. loads of laughs and the food was good too!
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 19:51
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There was a rude restaurant in Oklahoma City. They lost
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 20:47
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bbc breakfast presenters

at the beginning of the week Dan Walker and Louise Minchin present this tv programme who I like. Later in the week they are replaced by Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty who I find very annoying - does anyone agree ?
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 21:05
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Originally Posted by rogera View Post
at the beginning of the week Dan Walker and Louise Minchin present this tv programme who I like. Later in the week they are replaced by Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty who I find very annoying - does anyone agree ?
The whole programme should just be replaced by a test card, it couldn't be any worse. I suggest the test card also replaces The One Show, anything with Chris Evans in it, cooking shows, gardening shows, reality TV, lack of talent shows and most of ITV output.

Cancel all daytime tv and bring back public information films and the clay pot being spun to fill in any other gaps in programming.

Should be just about watchable then.
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Old 26th Mar 2018, 21:15
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BBC1 is the television version of the Sun so-called newspaper, with a page or two from the Guardian.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 13:01
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If you could buy shares in alphabet letters, I would be buying "H", as I have an itching feeling that they are going to be used more in the future in NZ towns.
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 13:32
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If you could buy shares in alphabet letters, I would be buying "H", as I have an itching feeling that they are going to be used more in the future in NZ towns.
No, they will just buy second hand ones from UK on eBay
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Old 29th Mar 2018, 18:27
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Originally Posted by rogera View Post
at the beginning of the week Dan Walker and Louise Minchin present this tv programme who I like. Later in the week they are replaced by Charlie Stayt and Naga Munchetty who I find very annoying - does anyone agree ?
Can't stand that Minchin woman - as for the ill-modulated voice of Naga Munchetty...!

That brings me onto the ultra-overstaffing on many TV shows. How many presenters does a programme require?? It seems that the minimum is five on ITV Good Morning - three on the front desk, one weather guru and one Entertainment/feature reporter. Also, women seem to be generally over-represented in the field of TV presentation, I suppose they are cheaper to employ than men
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 01:10
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EASTER SATURDAY

My annual pedant rage: Tomorrow is Holy Saturday. Easter Saturday is next week after Easter Day, Easter Monday and the rest of Easter Week.

MJG

Last edited by mgahan; 30th Mar 2018 at 05:31. Reason: as suggested by subsequent posters - jumped the gun.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 01:29
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Well, it isn't Saturday yet in Oz ! But I get your point about tomorrow
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 03:46
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My annual pedant rage: today is Holy Saturday. Easter Saturday is next week after Easter Day, Easter Monday and the rest of Easter Week.

MJG
You seem to be jumping the gun, just a tad.
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Old 30th Mar 2018, 19:46
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You seem to be jumping the gun, just a tad.
Not in eastern Australia, he's not.
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 03:10
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Originally Posted by Hydromet View Post
Not in eastern Australia, he's not.
Am I missing something? When did 30 March become a Saturday?

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My annual pedant rage: today is Holy Saturday.
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 05:01
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Originally Posted by Grayfly View Post
The whole programme should just be replaced by a test card, it couldn't be any worse. I suggest the test card also replaces The One Show, anything with Chris Evans in it, cooking shows, gardening shows, reality TV, lack of talent shows and most of ITV output.

Cancel all daytime tv and bring back public information films and the clay pot being spun to fill in any other gaps in programming.

Should be just about watchable then.
That first paragraph is probably the most defining post of the year....so far.

Faultless in fact.
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 08:07
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Think the BBC is bad? Try watching the channel I refer to as the "Educationally Sub-Normal" channel (aka 'Quest'). Full of train drivers saying things such as "We have to get there ASAP", idiots taking ships out into the Bering Sea, looking for crabs etc.
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Old 31st Mar 2018, 21:20
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Also, women seem to be generally over-represented in the field of TV presentation, I suppose they are cheaper to employ than men
As are permanently tanned presenters compared with what I see in daily life.
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Old 1st Apr 2018, 08:01
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Originally Posted by Pontius Navigator View Post
As are permanently tanned presenters compared with what I see in daily life.

Ah but you live (as I do) in Lincolnshire.


Most incomers are Eastern European and hence not permanently tanned.
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 09:14
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My grump since I found forums on the internet - the number of contributors who don't read and correct their submissions prior to posting.

Especially the use of there or their, here or hear, etc. etc.

Bloody annoying for me as I started working life as a proof reading apprentice many moons ago. The computer spell checker did away with proof readers [or 'Gentlemen Correctors of the Press' to give the trade description] almost before I finished the six year apprenticeship!

Is it education or age I wonder. Probably just that people don't care.
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 14:19
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Spellchecker is your worst enema!
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Old 5th Apr 2018, 16:18
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Having just changed a car I have been trying to sort out suitable insurance by telephone. I have become progressively more angry as I have had to listen to several minutes of recorded garbage before I can get to speak to anyone. It is particularly annoying when the company has several businesses and I have to listen to information on all their other products in which I have no interest. Its not too bad the first time I ring but, if I have to call back, I have to go through it all again. When I eventually get through to a person I am usually angry and tell them what I think. One lady said that she received so many complaints that she tried ringing the company herself, was horrified by the length of the preamble and complained to the management to no avail.

When I finally sorted out my insurance I was asked to complete a survey which gave me no opportunity to comment on this aspect of their service which I felt most strongly about.

I know that I can avoid some of this nonsense by doing everything on line but, being a grumpy OLD man, I still feel more secure having gone through everything with a real person, irritating as it is.
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