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Old 18th Nov 2003, 00:14
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I don't hold with that there Eurocrap MrD; one's wallet is full of good British pound & ten-bob notes.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 00:33
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One was somewhat concerned to learn that Newcastle is twinned with Nancy, France.

The combination of this Gaelic name and the word boys is mildly controversial moreover I can think of a few pubs in our glorious region's capital that would descend into a riot if this rrbtpsoit were loudly acclaimed by a suffern bugga.


suffern bein sarf of Dover in this context
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 03:03
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Hmmm, Perhaps string theory has solved the mystery of Jonathan Cooper, perhaps the unfortunate Mr Cooper walked round the front of that stagecoach and slap bang into a wandering Brane.
Intersting to think that Mr Cooper may have been the spark that ingnited a big bang in another dimension and created another entire universe.





So Mr UL730,are we to expent a visit from some Nancy Boys?

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Old 18th Nov 2003, 03:11
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Excuze moi Mr D - is this a temporal shift or temporally shifted?




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Old 18th Nov 2003, 03:21
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Hmmm something strange happened there,
Similar thing happened on another website couple of weeks ago, typed a post hit send and six identical posts appeared.
Of course the simple explantion could be ones posts are being intercepted copied then sent on.
Can't be those chaps at Dzerzhinski Square, we parted on very friendly terms, can't be the chaps at 5, they get my weekly video tape of PPRuNe anyway, hmmmm, one must give this some thought.


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Old 18th Nov 2003, 05:22
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This won't appeal to Atkins followers, but I like the thought that we may be strings of foie gras on a slice of toasted brioche. (Or, in Mr Draper's case, strings of fried egg yolk on a slice of Mother's Pride. )
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 05:36
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...or even worse. As a long-departed N.O. signalled: "Sans beurre et sans brioches".
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 06:10
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Further thought..........

Chaps at Lubyanka deny all and Black at Fort Meade said try the Chinese for post replication.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 06:29
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That uses up rather a lot of S flags, Mr Davaar. Is there such a thing as naval Scrabble? "Blimey, look skipper, that frigate's got 'Tonight: Xerxes with Zoe Wanamaker'. Plus three dead albatrosses making a triple bird score...
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 06:29
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One suspect China already has their own chap on JB,or should one say chapess.

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Old 18th Nov 2003, 06:44
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Don't know, Miss Singaporegirl, but some signals have been even heavier, per word, on the Ss. On her maiden voyage from Esquimault BC to San Diego CA in 1943 or so, the carrier HMS Shah was challenged:

What Ship?
HMSSHAH.
What Ship?
HMSSHAH.
I Say Again: What Ship?
HMSSHAH.
Never mind. We'll find out when you get in.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 07:24
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... how do they put the creases in those wrinkle-free pants, then? .....
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 15:32
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Pants made of, or coated with, thermoplastic material? Install crease with hot-enough press.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 16:07
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I wonder if the Amish are allowed to have creases in their pants.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 17:03
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I'm in an OK mood but cannot raise a smile.

'tis warm this morning. I have been used to a cold wind whipping around my ankles in the recent mornings. Not today, was a pleasant-ish warmish breeze. Not bad for November.

I saw someone on Saturday who already has a Christmas Tree up and decorated. I abused them for thier prematurity.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 17:49
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Mr TC

One presumes that the tree was artificial as the best selling trees - Scotch pine, Douglas fir, Fraser fir and Balsam fir are not yet harvested and would deteriorate before the festivities have really commenced.

About 30 workers are maimed daily in the sweatshops of Shenzhen, China, making artificial Christmas trees. Your abuse could also have ethically extended to reminding them that the erection of their tree was not only premature but environmentally unsound, exploitative and contrary to the spirit of the Season.

Advice on how to handle the reposte is however a more difficult matter. One is used to starting trouble but not to resolving it.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 19:05
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Yes it was a fake....I abused them for that too.

Darn I'm busy today. Just had a long chat with a very nice/happy chap - he was still happy when I hung up.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 19:18
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Its quiet... too quiet.
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Old 18th Nov 2003, 19:21
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I wonder how many people suffer from premature tree erection? Can't be pleasant, mind you, it happens all the feckin time round here.

An American pal (declines to use the term septic in polite circles like wot is on this thread) asked if we have Thanksgiving in the UK. I said Yes, it's on July 4th

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Old 18th Nov 2003, 19:25
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This is the third time one has asked this question and as yet it remains unanswered,, When did Xmas trees appear in America?,
They were introduced into the UK by Albert Queen Victorias husband,so those Yanks must have copied the tradition from us.
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