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Old 17th Nov 2003, 06:21
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How do the Amish hold their kecks up then?, everyone knows belts are the instruments of the devil.
Hmm string I suppose.

Thou shalt not covert thy neigbours ass or wear buttons .
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 06:24
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Tannenbaumwise, Mr D., they had their own sources. Think Eisenhower, (von) Nimitz, Spaatz, Fechteler, Fredendall, Baade, Gerow, Crittenberger, Friedman, Griswold, Huebner, Sherman, Stratemeyer, Wedemeyer, all from not the German forces in WWII.

And P S, Miss Singaporegirl, it seems to me in exile across the vasty deep that there is an element of the, in terms of the kitchen, tart in your response to my speculation.

I trust I misunderstand or am too sensitive. Nothing would distress me more than your displeasure. Well, not much would, anyway. A woman of mystery must expect lesser spirits to be intrigued by the mystery. When the lessers are not milking, or as we say in our sordid trade, "churning" the files, of course.

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Old 17th Nov 2003, 06:29
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Ah, those trousers who's waistband goes all the way up to the chin, much favored by old Sicilian Mafia Dons?
Alus thunk they looked rather silly, of course one would not dream of telling a old Sicilian Mafia Don that.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 06:56
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If music concerts were all transmitted in sign language, amplifiers would be redundant.
Thinks, one must apply thinking power to this quest: Sensory stimulation direct to the brain, what a green cause that would be.
Innovative engineer recquired.
Must be black and white, decisive, no grey areas.
Therefore search Newcastle for the chap for the job.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 07:17
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There is a large Amish community around Middlefield, Ohio. I find it curious to see an Amish horse & buggy using the drive-up window at a bank.

The major roads around Middlefield have a buggy lane on each side. The buggies now have small strobe lights on their back, more effective that the orange warning triangles, but getting close to the work of the Devil. The serious Amish have nothing electrical in their houses. That includes telephones.

And, yes, they do wear bib overalls. That solves the belt question.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 08:52
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... and the actor who plays Frank (no,no,no,no,no,no....yes) on the 'Vicar of Dibley' wrote the hit song "Mrs. Brown You've Got A Lovely Daughter" for Herman's Hermits in the 60's....
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 13:58
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It's 4.54 pm today here. But don't set your watch by that.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 16:00
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The Eddie Stobart lorrie named Sarah-Sophie is slightly unusual in that it's not your traditional artic....it's more like a removal van...but with another removal van-body hooked up behind.

So it's sort of articulated but in the centre...not just behind the cab. I do not know the correct name for this type of truck but I passed it just north of Leicester this morning. He was heading south.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 16:11
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I really really hate this time of year, every thing in me park is either dead or dying, the grass betwixt the trees is turning into a uagmire of clarts and dead leaves,the trees look like skeletons its dank damp misty and miserable,
One does not mind a winter with snow like we used to have,snow can look spiffing and small hound loves snow.
Forgot to take the bag of bread, Mme Swans looked at me with hurt looks in their eyes, and the Canada geese honked abuse at me.


Stroll on christmas, then its downhill to spring, no wonder the ancients celebrated christmas, not because of the birth of some early Jewish social worker incidently, but because it marked the the road to spring.

Lorraine looks very sexy this morning,so at least something cheered me up.


Bollix!!me soft boiled egg just burst in the pan,one hates that.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 16:13
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"they wear bib overalls"
Was that bloke from Dexy's Midnight Runners Amish then?


Take care Mr Draper or you may end up with head of small hound on pillow beside you one morning.

PS sorry about Wars of the Roses, suppose in the climate prevailing east of the Pennines you are always going to end up with sour grapes.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 16:46
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Interesting to note that S'pore Girl goes to the flicks with Harry Ford.
Cold, grey & overcast gloom this morning. Yuk.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 16:58
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Jack Ford would have been a bit rough for singaporegirl, although, as the ladies say, once yer had a Geordie theres no going back.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 17:36
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Ah, Harrison Ford - a missed opportunity. He's looking his age these days, though. Who is Jack Ford?

I fear, Mr Davaar, that you are being a wee bit oversensitive. 'Tis true that, according to my colleagues, I can sometimes be a little arch (oh yes I can!), but in this case my comment was intended to convey only that my apparent breadth of knowledge (some would say trivia) owes as much to popular culture as to formal education.

Anyway, you are welcome to carry on fishing - I understand it is quite a popular pastime among men of a certain age (Mr Ford probably enjoys baiting the odd hook).
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 17:46
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Jack Ford was the main character in the series "When The Boat Comes In", a everyday story of Geordie folk, prolly a bit before yer time singaporegirl.

here yer go, buy the DVD, one hates to say this, but your Geordie accent needs serious work singaporegirl.


http://www.the-mausoleum-club.org.uk...oat_dvd_01.htm
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 17:57
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Drapes - it can't be as bad as your Mockney accent on the London Songs thread - blimey maaaate!
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 17:59
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That was the way Cockneys spoke in my day BFU, cor blimey squire.

PS anybody else watching Melvyn Bragg's excellent series Adventures in English?spiffing series about the developement and evolution of the English language.
One is going to buy the book.

One notes ones Aunt Mary is approaching another milestone.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 18:01
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One had an aerial peek at those two vessels moored up at Hartlepool this weekend. A fine setting sun in the West and long dark shadows over Hartlepool. They are moored quite close to a nuclear power station and remote. One is prevented by various post 9/11regulations from approaching too close to nuclear power plants in one’s flying machine and said vessels are almost on a 10D extended centreline - 23 Teesside. They look innocuous and insignificant. Probably far less dangerous and environmentally hazardous than the buildings adjacent.

Has Mr D received any invites to sup at a Sedgefield pub this week? Do doubt this picturesque little Durham village and a VRP for wandering aviators approaching Teesside – will be off limits.

So will most of Blightie – it would appear.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 18:12
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The Man O War that rendered all other warships obsolete in its day, HMS Warrior, looked splendid in Harlepool,one visited her quite often, but as per usual when we had done all the work those bloody southeners whinged until they got her, bloody liberty that was.
Same with our Lindisfarn Gospels, we kept the flame of learning alive up here when those cockneys were living in burrows and grunting at each other, and what do those thieving southern gits do? they take our books down south and claim them as their own.


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Old 17th Nov 2003, 18:37
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Amish stuff/Master and Commander

What goes "clip clip, clip clop, bang, clip clop, clip clop"?

An Amish drive by shooting.



If the movie "Master and Commander" is one fiftieth as good as Patrick O'Brien's marvellous series of novels about the Napoleonic Wars it should be well worth a look.

Despite the name O'Brien was not a paddy, just yet another eccentric Brit, but I forgive him anyway.
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Old 17th Nov 2003, 20:10
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Never let it be said, Mr Draper, that I do not respond to criticism or am unwilling to learn. So how would one say, "Excuse me, my good man, but can you tell me the way to the nearest Jimmy Choo shoe emporium?" in Geordie dialect?

(1976? Not surprising I'd never heard of him: I wasn't even in the country then.)
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