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Old 6th Oct 2003, 19:26
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After 17 bottles of brown ale I used to suffer slightly from vertigo, it doesn't happen much now thank god.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 19:50
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I feared I’d be a bore,
My sweetest Singapore,
And be forced into the distance
In the face of some resistance.

But I made a steady offer
That would help to fill the coffer
Of eleemosynary group
That provides the poor with soup.

Or gives assistance to the bloke
Who's laid low by cruel stroke;
Or the lass who was a dancer
But is now cut down by cancer.

Now I have to be direct,
Not the least bit circumspect.
The whole project is a farce.
They’re as tight as mackerel’s *rse.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 20:44
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I may have told you I was bit long in the tooth with more years than hairs on my head, but good news

I have a date













Not one of those stuffed pansy ones, a real one with a stone, they sell them by the kilo in our local supermarket
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 20:53
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Right, the quality of this thread is deteriorating we need more really, really boring and totaly pointless snippets of information, viz: the primary purpose of growing rice in flooded paddies is to drown the weeds surrounding the young seedlings — rice can, in fact, be grown in drained areas.

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Old 6th Oct 2003, 20:59
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Ozzy - couldn't agree more and to start this new direction off -

I was somehat dismayed to learn that the term "roasting" in professional footballing terms does not refer to the time honoured method of preparing the Sunday joint.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 21:32
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Ok folks, now aren't we able to stick to the topic for once??? I have received many complaints, so please stop making sense will ya???
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 21:40
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Ozzy - now yer'v done it!
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 21:49
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Ozzy, were you aware that in April 1967 the cost of linseed oil in Calcutta was 26 rupees for 10 Kgs?

I think you had to buy in fairly significant quantities before you got it down to that rate, though.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:01
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look out!! those grubby oinks from the hangman thread are baying for our blood again.


One has in ones possession a good quality leather wallet with compartments marked
Notes, Rupees 5/- Rupees 10/-, one has no idea from whence it came.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:05
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Hmmm, the price of linseed oil in Calcutta in 1967 could be very useful and interesting information for anyone studying the market trends of linseed oil say from 1950 to modern day.

Not exactly boring or pointless - tut tut tut
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:14
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I never made it to Calcutta in 1967, the fab four might have and who knows what they rubbed into their mop heads, perhaps they were responsible for the run on linseed oil. Now then, in 1060 a coin was minted in England shaped like a clover. The user could break off any of the four leaves and use them as separate pieces of currency. Also, women were not allowed to vote in France until 1944. And, the oldest piano still in existence was built in 1720.

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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:17
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One shall hang them with their own petard.
Whats the longest word or sentence you can get from

T R R B A T P S O I T ????

as these phillistines are fond of calling our thread.


Only one answer allowed per post, but feel fee to post as many as you want.

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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:33
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I have a word with 11 letters in it - but I'm stuck with the 4 ????

Is it wise to proceed????
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:34
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I've got Airports and...oh no..can't tell you the second on this post can I TD...must wait for someone else to add.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:35
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And ... if there are "fees" involved - how much???
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:37
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one has a use for aged electric tooth brush bristles

Use it to clean the grouting in between the bathroom tiles.

Cardboard loo rollers, when naked of paper are good for plug plants.

One and a quarter inch water pipe fits and extends the reach of a vacuum cleaner probe.

Leaky garden irrigation hose, is of little use when water restrictions apply and or there is a pipe burst.

Apparrently a well known aerosol water detering preparation.
Becomes toxic if it enters a jet engine.




Have I guided the thread to its off beat track ?
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:38
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Yeeehhaaaa....PORTRAITS is the second word I got...thats 9 letters...Carol Voderman & that bloke who's married to Victoria Wood would be soo proud...numbers game next Tony?
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:39
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As stated feel free to post as many responses as you feel necessary, one has got a dilly of a word oneself ,but one shall bide ones time and see if some erudite person comes up with same.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:42
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I've given up now...back to house hunting...the most annoying people ever born are estate agents I think. They're all lying thieving lying untrustworthy lying devious dishonest crooks.

Great...now it's started to rain too...just what I wanted.
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Old 6th Oct 2003, 22:45
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TO BRAT TRIPS

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