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Old 6th Oct 2003, 23:44
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If there's no word for turtle in the Maltese language, what do they call them then when the subject comes up in conversation?

And do the local tortoises have maps of the London Underground printed on their shells (see page 19)?
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 00:18
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The Rail Road Beside A Tremendously Precipitous Snowdrift Occassionally Inspires Tourists!
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 00:32
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I've got TITS.
No that doesn't sound right
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 01:26
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Hmmm, apparently it costs 60p a day to feed a inmate of HM Prisons, one is sure one could come up with a menu that would reduce that conciderably.
By say 59p.
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 04:42
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Yes, but what do Maltese Turtles call themselves?, I mean they prolly have a word for us,something like "Flerkers",
"Look young(whatever they call themselves),some flerckers on the beach stealing our eggs"
Stands to reason dunnit.

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Old 7th Oct 2003, 07:46
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One day I will read this thread.

Or maybe not.

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Old 7th Oct 2003, 10:42
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Turtle Wax was mentioned in a recent 'Which' report. Can't remember if it was one of the good waxes though.
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 15:15
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Those Californians are a strange lot,one can understand them being a bit peeved if loads of chaps came forward that Arnie had groped.
Drapes is sitting here pondering on all the ladies he has groped in his life.
One has a whistfull smile on ones face.
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 15:43
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"Did I mention they also have no word for bat?"

Presumably thats why you don't hear that much about their national cricket team then.
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 16:05
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I heard that Mars Bars were banned in Malta


chum chum chum
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 16:07
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The Maltese word for bat is "farfett il -lije". Literally translated it means night butterfly
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 16:09
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My cat decided to wake me twice in the night last night, firstly at 4.11am...it was peeing it down & she wanted letting in. Me being a sucker...did...fed her...then low&behold..5.33am there's another kicking at the door...she'd let herself out and was wanting to come in again! Little madam!
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 16:18
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Gerry & The Pacemakers were originally called The Mars Bars
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 16:58
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One is pleased to note

That Duckbutt makes no further mention of French lady singers.
But he still gets at me by mentioning chocolate confectionary. Does he not know I'm on a diet.
"What diet Lady G. Seafood: I see food and eat it."

Does Drapers doggie wear a coat with tinfoil lining to keep him insulated?
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 17:40
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Smal hound indeed has a number of coats which befits his station in life,
One has no desire to explain the square cubed law to prooners yet again, surfice to say small hounds need a coat in the winter as does Draper himself.
One had a scalf and gloves on this morning for the first time this year,twas bright but cold here this morning.
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 18:12
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Why is Orange jam called Marmalade ?

And what is an Occasional Table whne it's not in use ?
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 18:32
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In some cultures all jam is marmalade. But not all marmalade is jam.
You can make chilli jam.
And onion marmalade.
If the plural of mouse is mice, and the plural of louse is lice,
why is the plural of house not hice? And why is the plural of grouse not grice?
Is the plural of grouse, grouse?
Certain Native Americans are congenitally unafraid of heights.
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 18:46
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The plural of fish is not as many think, fish, but fishes.
The collective noun for Swans is a Lamentation
A number of Turtles even those nameless Maltese ones is
A bale of Turtles.

Hmmm collective nouns, should be good for another twenty posts, the Rugz person has no idea what a Macheavellian mind he is dealing with here.
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 19:19
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The Turkish word for 82 is "seksan bir".

Afterwards you could always go for 84: "seksan dirt".
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Old 7th Oct 2003, 19:22
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how about:

A Parliment of owls
A knot of toads
A smack of jellyfish.....errghhhh...I hate jellyfish with a passion..ergghhh...errghhhhh!!
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