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Old 13th Nov 2003, 17:23
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Actually, Mr Rossco, it is Hydrochoerus hydrochaeris (Hydrochoerus means 'water pig'). 'Capybara' means 'master of the grasses' in Guarani.

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Are you sure you don't mean coypu (Myocaster coypus), not capybara?
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 17:25
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I enjoyed a triple bread, four bacon slices and two eggs; in a sandwhich. This was washed down with tea.
Being a kindly soul - one told a chat room ppruner, this has caused hunger elsewhere.
My new secret weapon.
Phone up thine enemy talk to him of food.
This will distract the blighter.
Wars could be won with food and kindness.
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 20:11
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Hailed as a wonder drug in the late nineteenth century, cocaine was outlawed in the United States in 1914. Some people still don't get the message

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Old 13th Nov 2003, 20:58
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One was concerned today to learn that the tricky little bugga - lavibacter michiganensis sepedonicus has appeared again after a welcome break of several decades.

As one does not wear jewellery, “ring rot” will pose few problems however fashionable high street emporiums purveying gold trinkets et al – will no doubt be looking to Defra for large compensation cheques early in 2004.
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 21:04
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Might push up the price of chips though.
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 22:06
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I think the chemistry of silicon has been brilliantly explained by Mr Grainger on another thread. He was vague about the supply and demand equation but very forthcoming on bonds and energetics. I confess to bewilderment with long chains after a nasty incident with a letter and avoid these at all costs.
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 22:18
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One has a mental picture of singaporegirl decked out in many gold chains and trinkets, Jimmy Choo six inch stilettoes and little else.
This kind of vision happens but rarely now.
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 22:24
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My cat Binky [she spells it Binqui, but I consider this pretentious] just had some mats cut out of her fur at the vets.

She also has a broken tooth.

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Old 13th Nov 2003, 22:29
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One is bound to raise the point, purely on safety grounds that a six inch stilleto without any futher infrastructure to support the metatarsals is inadvisable
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 22:38
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Hmmm just heard a interesting snippet on the discovery channel, apparently The Spanish Monarchy had a room in their palaces called the rotting room, twas here they were layed when they popped their clogs and were left for twenty years, until such time as they achieved skeletondom.
This room was not in the cellar as one would assume but right next to the royal apartments.?
Dammed foreigners, they are all weird.



Hmmm, one has four threads in the top ten.

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Old 13th Nov 2003, 22:50
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Believe it or not, Mr 730, there are some women who have botox injections in the balls of their feet to deaden the pain caused by constantly walking around in 6in stilettos (and presumably remove the wrinkles). Fools: everyone knows that one doesn't walk anywhere in 6in stilettos - one takes taxis (on one's chauffeur's day off).

'Lots of gold chains and trinkets', Mr Draper? It makes one sound like a Christmas tree. One prefers the subtlety of a diamond tiara with matching earrings.
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 22:50
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I recently painted my house. The colour "we" chose from the samples was narrowed down to a choice between 2 varieties of a dirty brown/grey. "Koala" won in the end.

I still have a 0.5l tin of "Beaver" paint if anyone has a use for it...
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Old 13th Nov 2003, 23:43
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This RRBATPSOI and I believe everything I read in this learned thread.

Botox blocks neuromuscular transmission by binding to acceptor sites on motor nerve terminals, entering the nerve terminals and inhibiting the release of acetylcholine. Smoking will actually reduce the effect because nicotine reverses this process. The moral must be don’t smoke when wearing high heels when one has had a shot of clostridium botulinum injected into one’s tooties. Wise words singaporegirl and a valuable lesson to all of us contemplating this easy route to pain free tottering.

Does one land on SFE when wearing such attire?
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Old 14th Nov 2003, 00:24
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Server speed

PPrune is quite slow today. Or am I just fast. Looks like we're headed for another user record.

And you thought this would be about waitresses and controlled substances. However... a good combination of the two makes for a most agreeable evening
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Old 14th Nov 2003, 01:24
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Mmmmm, DB, not sure I have ever painted a beaver, might have to try that
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Old 14th Nov 2003, 01:57
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Singaporegirl - you are of course correct, years of alcohol and maltreatment have
damaged the memory somewhat, but the motherboard is still in good nick!

Send Clowns - I believe that you will find most beavers paint themselves.
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Old 14th Nov 2003, 02:51
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Christmas approaches so one thought it was time for this snippet,
If one keeps Turkeys in a enclosure with a six foot fence, said Turkeys will take one look at the fence, walk back a few paces and fly over same, If however, you have a fence just one foot high the turkey will walk round and round it looking for a place it can just step over, but never thinks to fly over so low a obstacle.
One is not sure if this is true or not, but if it int it should be.



Is that not a splendid snippet, and one is sure there is a moral in there somewhere, but one is buggad if one can find it.

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Old 14th Nov 2003, 06:06
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I've got to page 10 of this thread this evening. At this rate, it'll only take 15 more years to finish it. But it'll be longer when I get to the end so it'll take longer. N'est-ce pas?

My brain hurts now.

I hate November.
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Old 14th Nov 2003, 14:44
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Breakfast

Porridge does, of a good breakfast make.
Not summat the Bard hath spake.
He wanted eggs but they was taken.
Is the culprit,Francis Bacon?
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Old 14th Nov 2003, 15:59
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Today, the Queen is visiting Loughborough, Derby, then Chesterfield.

In Chesterfield she's visiting the market (can't she afford to shop at a proper department store?) and then worryingly, The Chesterfield Magistrates Courts. I wonder what she's done? I wonder if they'll 'Send her down'. ?? Bet she forgot to pay her parking ticket.

The Prince of Wales is in Tetbury, Gloucester.

The Earl of Wessex has cancelled his plans for the day.
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